On Sunday, 18 November 2018, Andre Rieu, “the King of Waltz” and his orchestra exclusively chartered Sydney Showboat II for a 2-hour dinner cruise to promote his international “Christmas with Andre Tour” which is being showcased in Australia.
A Dutch violinist, conductor and showman, Rieu has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Every year, more than 70000 fans attend an André Rieu concert, establishing him as one of the top ten touring acts in the world. In 2008, he was crowned Number 1 Classic Artist in the US and scored more than 100x Platinum in Australia.
The event had 73 guests in attendance – including Andre Rieu, the Johann Strauss Orchestra and numerous film crew. The event focused on the promotion of the international tour which includes two performances on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 and Thursday, 22 November 2018, respectively in Sydney.
During the event, guests enjoyed top-quality restaurant dining topped by a backdrop of Sydney Harbour throughout their cruise duration. A film shoot was also conducted for the same and will feature Sydney Showboat II, Andre Rieu, his orchestra and views of world-famous Sydney Harbour icons.
The menu for the night was specially planned to complement the festive nature associated with the event and included everything from Christmas pavlovas, fruit-filled flans and sparklers. Sydney Showboats was privileged to receive the honour of hosting the event for the world-famous Andre Rieu, adding a feather to its prestigious journey on Sydney Harbour.
About Sydney Showboats (SSB)
Sydney Showboat II is the flagship vessel of Australian Cruise Group and our dinner cruise experience includes a combination on an authentic paddlewheeler cruise with multi-course menu, drinks and a spectacular 1-hour live cabaret show, Voyage of Love. The Sydney Showboat II has wrap-around verandas and large cathedral windows treating guests to spectacular views of the harbour and its popular attractions. Beverages can be purchased from the fully-licensed bar on board. Sydney Showboats is committed to deliver quality and excellence that surpasses all benchmarks to offer remarkable experiences to all aboard.