Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues on Holland America Line cruises
We invite you to dine "As You Wish®" To savor Italian cuisine one night and a perfectly grilled porterhouse steak the next. To take your place in the Dining Room at a specific seating time or be spontaneous, following your desires. On board, there are restaurants to suit every mood, along with the flexibility to choose the dining style you prefer. For guests 21 years of age or older, consider adding our convenient Signature Beverage Package to pay one price per day for beverages.
Book your reservations online or with Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise.
Special dietary needs, such as vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals, are easily accommodated with advance requests. Kosher meals and a Health Conscious Dining option are also available. To arrange special meals, please contact the Ship Services Department at 1-800-541-1576 at least 90 days prior to departure.
On crisp white linen, course after course arrives. Behind the scenes, our master chefs have brought flavors to perfection. For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable five-course dinners designed by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, the main dining room is your destination for elegant dining aboard.As You Wish® Dining
Flexibility is the hallmark of our As You Wish® dining program, and in the main Dining Room, it’s your choice of a traditional pre-set seating and dining time or a flexible open schedule.
One level of the two-tiered restaurant will offer a flexible/open dining service from 5:15 to 9 p.m. daily, and the other will host two seatings, an early seating at 5:45 p.m. and main seating at 8 p.m. Pre-set dining times are subject to change based on itinerary. Guests selecting flexible open seating may make reservations daily during a cruise up to 4 p.m. or simply walk up anytime during dining hours.
Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional dining. Creative, innovative menus featuring choice sustainability raised beef and premium seafood delight the palate.
Book your dinner reservations online or with Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise. The price to dine is $29.00 per person, per evening. Lunch reservations may be made once on board.
Named for the famous 18th century Venetian artist, the Canaletto restaurant is adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area. “Spartire” is the Italian word for sharing; our new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends.
Book your dinner reservations online or with Ship Services at 1‐800‐541‐1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise. The price to dine is $10.00 per person, per evening.
Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind for food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Recently noted for its "cuisine that rivals the top restaurants on land" by Condé Nast Traveler, Tamarind is located on the uppermost deck, providing stunning panoramic views port and starboard.
Book your dinner reservations online or with Ship Services at 1‐800‐541‐1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise. The price to dine is $20.00 per person, per evening. Lunch is complimentary.
Available exclusively on the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, The Master Chef's Room is the ultimate culinary experience on board.
Designed by Holland America Line Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, the seven course set menu highlights his talents and culinary creations. Hosted by the Pinnacle Grill Chef and the Cellar Master, the courses are served on elegant Versace china atop Fretté Linens, and paired with premium wines in Riedel stemware.
Available select evenings in the Pinnacle Grill, reservations may be made once on board. The price to dine is $89.00 per person including wine pairings.
Holland America Line has added another famous partnership to its innovative culinary program as it enters into an exclusive agreement with the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant to offer “An Evening at Le Cirque” in the Pinnacle Grill aboard its fleet of 15 ships. Master Chef Rudi Sodamin worked with Le Cirque’s Executive Chef Craig Hopson to re-create the legendary eatery’s whimsical ambiance and award-winning dining experience on board — from serving the amuse bouche on fanciful orange Le Cirque china to featuring the restaurant’s famous
For at least one night per voyage, the Pinnacle Grill will transform into a Le Cirque–like atmosphere. On these special evenings, menu offerings, wine selections, table decorations and the restaurant setting are tailored to create an authentic Le Cirque dining experience that is sure to impress both the eyes and palates of our guests.
While the restaurant attracts many celebrity customers, Le Cirque and Maccioni also have helped launch the careers of many illustrious chefs, including Daniel Boulud, Christophe Bellanca, Alain Sailhac, Rick Moonen and Holland America Line Culinary Council Member Jacques Torres.
Book your dinner reservations online or with Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise. The price to dine is $49.00 per person, per evening.
We have expanded our culinary offerings with the debut of a new alternative dining option exclusively aboard the ms Rotterdam and ms Eurodam called “Taste of De Librije”. Featuring the cuisine of Culinary Council member and Michelin Star Chef Jonnie Boer and named after Boer’s restaurant in the Netherlands, the menu showcases a selection of starters, soups, entrees and desserts from De Librije.
Once per cruise the Pinnacle Grill will be transformed into De Librije. The service staff will wear the livery uniforms and tables will replicate that of the land-based eatery. The wine list will highlight a selection of labels from the Lady De Librije collection.
The five-course menu starts with North Sea Scallops served to all diners. From there, guests can select among three appetizers, two soups, four entrees and three desserts. The tantalizing dishes include Oysters on the Beach with foie gras, oysters and micro greens; Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with black olive and celeriac mousse; Venison Loin and Beef Tenderloin with bulgur wheat and smoked olive oil foam; Duo of Lamb Loin and Crusted Lamb Neck with lentil sprouts, watercress, carrot coulis and lamb jus reduction; Deconstructed Apple Pie with vanilla gelato and Chantilly-style cream, and Rice Chocolate Stones with tuile and strawberries.
Book your dinner reservations online or with Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise. The price to dine is $69.00 per person including wine tasting (four 2 oz pours). Guests may also purchase a wine pairing (four 5 oz pours) for an additional $20 per person.
Located in the center of the Lido deck, our Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service from our attentive, yet unobtrusive staff. Bountiful breakfasts feature fresh-squeezed orange juice, cooked-to-order omelets, pancakes, fresh fruits, natural cereals and yogurts. For lunch, cuisine from around the world, including Asian stir-fry, sushi, pizza, pasta, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. At dinner time, the Lido features waiter service and entrees from both the Lido and main Dining Room menus. Dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the fresh salt air on deck.
For a perfectly grilled burger on brioche, gourmet hot dog, crispy French fries or a taco bar with all the fixings, there's no better place than Dive-In at the Terrace Grill, offering alfresco dining by the pool. Look for imaginative toppings and piquant sauces to enliven classic burgers and dogs, along with options such as a grilled chicken breast sandwich or a veggie-friendly portabella mushroom stack. Located outside on the Lido Deck, whether cruising the tropics where it's sunny and warm or enjoying the cooler destinations under our insulated sliding glass roof (except ms Prinsendam), enjoy a relaxed lunch poolside at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill.
The Holland America Line Culinary Council® is an innovative team of top-name chefs from around the world assembled to guide and enhance all aspects of the shipboard culinary experience. The Culinary Council will enrich Holland America Line’s culinary initiatives and present signature recipes to be featured in all dining venues on all 15 cruise ships.
Culinary Council members include Council Chairman and Holland America Line's Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, along with renowned international chefs Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Jacques Torres, Elizabeth Falkner and Mark Best.
The Council's expertise and guidance will enhance every aspect of the Holland America Line industry-leading shipboard dining experience, from the Lido Restaurant breakfast buffet to the dinner menu of the Pinnacle Grill and everything in between.
In addition to sharing their insights on menus and culinary offerings, the Council will consult on the line’s Culinary Arts Center enrichment program to inspire new and even more creative learning experiences for guests.
Artisan and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin is Holland America Line’s Culinary Consultant and Chairman of its celebrated Culinary Council. Chef Rudi is the driving force behind the evolution and progressive development of fine dining at Holland America Line.
An internationally respected food authority, Rudi is the most highly decorated chef working on the world's oceans is considered one of the hospitality industries most innovative, characterful and widely travelled chefs.
Chef Rudi has revolutionized the culinary practices and perceptions of the most prestigious Cruise Line's Culinary offerings and has earned numerous awards for his creative approach to his cuisine. Chef Rudi is credited with innovations that continue to improve standards industry wide.
His many accolades include a rating of 17 (out of 20) and Three Toques from the prestigious Gault-Millau Guide, the first for an onboard restaurant (the only such award presented at sea ever).
Chef Rudi has authored 13 cookbooks, including Seduction & Spice (Rizzoli, 2000) and Holland America Line’s A Taste of Excellence (Rizzoli, 2007), A Taste of Elegance (Rizzoli, 2009) and A Taste of Celebration (Rizzoli, 2010). His newest book, Appetizers (Rizzoli, June, 2012) and his forthcoming Desserts (Rizzoli, 2013) are the latest in Holland America's Culinary Signature Collection series. Rudi's books can be found on Amazon.com, on HollandAmerica.com and in bookstores nationwide.
With 30 years of hospitality and cruise industry experience, Rudi is a member of the prestigious Academy Culinaire de France, the Maîtres Cuisiners de France and an honoree member of the noble Club des Chefs des Chefs, whose members cook for presidents, kings and prime ministers worldwide.
Embrace your culinary passion
The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine® magazine, offers a groundbreaking experience that combines a love of food and wine with unique and engaging programs. Join us in our theater-style venue and state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen for the following experiences:
Previous Food & Wine® guests include:
Scheduled culinary experts are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Scheduling of classes can be done on board only and cannot be pre-reserved prior to sailing.
Holland America Line Menus Feature Sustainable Seafood
At Holland America Line, we are committed to serving sustainable seafood on board our cruise ships. In partnership with the Marine Conservation Institute, we work to review the seafood served onboard our ships and to remove items that are caught or farmed in ways that do not protect marine life or the environment.
Sustainable seafood comes from either fished or farmed sources that can to maintain or increase production in the future without jeopardizing the ecosystems from which it was acquired. The seafood that we are proud to serve in our restaurants is caught in a manner that does not irreparably harm the surrounding ecosystem and ensures a plentiful stock of fish remains in the sea to feed future generations and support local fishing communities.
We have implemented this program because we believe that offering responsibly sourced food choices is central to providing excellence in dining. Our commitment to sustainable seafood that is both responsibly produced, and of the highest quality, helps protect ocean resources and ensure that generations to come can enjoy the best available seafood.
For more information about our program and evaluation process please visit the Marine Conservation Institute website at www.marine-conservation.org.