A little bit of Holland arrives at Port Arthur
Amsterdam made its first appearance today at the Port Arthur Historic Site. But there wasn't a tulip in sight.
The Holland America Line's cruise ship Amsterdam made its maiden visit to Port Arthur today. Around 1000 passengers are expected ashore from the vessel, making a welcome contribution to visitor numbers for the month.
The visit marks the first visit by any Holland America Line vessel to Port Arthur, but it is hoped that it will be just the first of many as the company increases its presence in the Australian cruise market.
The vessel had called in Hobart the previous day. Increasing numbers of cruise ships are starting to call at Port Arthur as part of their Tasmanian itineraries.