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Exquisite Food & Dining Options Onboard


With a wide range of food & dining options, 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 a Holland America cruise ship, 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.



Main Dining Restaurant – Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
Main Dining
Included in your cruise fare is the magnificent main Dining Room. For an elegant breakfast, leisurely lunch or unforgettable five-course dinner, the two-tiered Dining Room is your destination for sophisticated dining aboard. Our menus feature classic favorites and vegetarian choices and regionally inspired cuisine prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™. Learn more

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Pinnacle Grill - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
The Pinnacle Grill
Refined and luxurious, romantic and intimate, the Pinnacle Grill represents the pinnacle of exceptional cruise dining, all for a nominal fee. Make reservations for an intimate lunch or dinner with dishes inspired by America's Pacific Northwest, including delicious seafood and choice, sustainably raised beef from Washington State's Double R Ranch. Learn more

Pinnacle Grill Sample Menu

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Le Cirque - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
An Evening at Le Cirque
Experience the illustrious Le Cirque restaurant for at least one night per voyage. 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 cruise dining experience on board in the Pinnacle Grill for a nominal fee. Learn more

Le Cirque Sample Menu

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Canaletto Restaurant - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
Canaletto Restaurant

“Spartire” is the Italian word for sharing; Canaletto Restaurant’s new menu is designed around this authentic Italian experience and offers a variety of dishes to enjoy and share with family and friends for a nominal fee. Learn more

Canaletto Sample Menu

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Tamarind Restaurant - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
Tamarind Restaurant
Aboard the ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, enjoy the Tamarind, available for a nominal fee. Delight in the stunning panoramic views and tantalizing food evoking the rich culinary traditions of Southeast Asian, China and Japan. Learn more

Tamarind Sample Menu

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Lido Restaurant - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
Lido Restaurant
The Lido Restaurant at the top of the cruise ship offers relaxed dining with a variety of selections, all included in your cruise fare. Rise and shine to a variety of breakfast selections including pancakes, fresh fruit, eggs and omelets cooked to your liking. Lunch offers bountiful choices such as sushi, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. For dinner, enjoy entrées from both the Lido and the main Dining Room. Learn more
   
Terrace Grill - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises  
Dive-In at Terrace Grill
For a perfectly grilled burger on brioche, gourmet hot dog, crispy French fries or a taco bar with all the fixings, there's nothing better than alfresco dining by the pool at Dive-In at the Terrace Grill. Look for imaginative toppings and sauces to enliven classic burgers and dogs, along with veggie-friendly and healthier options, all included in your cruise fare. Learn more
   
Slice Pizza - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises   Slice Pizza
Inspired by small pizzerias in southern Italy, Slice offers gourmet pizza by the pie or by the slice. These upscale, poolside pizzas are available in a multitude of classic and innovative options and are included in your cruise fare.

   
Dining Room Service - Cruise Ship Dining - Holland America Cruises   24-Hour In-Room Dining
Complimentary In-Room Dining is a phone call away. Sleep in and order breakfast delivered to your stateroom. Have an early dinner on your verandah before an evening shore excursion. Or ring for a salad, sandwich or entrée any time "just because."

   
Light Bites – Late Night Snacks - Holland America Cruises   Light Bites
There's almost always a complimentary "little something" being served on board. Tea is offered every afternoon in the main Dining Room, elevated to Royal Dutch High Tea once each cruise. Afternoon ice cream treats in the Lido; hors d'oeuvres during every evening's cocktail hour; snacks available late into the night for after-dinner cravings.

     

Book your reservations online or with Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 as soon as possible after booking your cruise vacation.

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.

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Main Dining Room


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Sample of daily menu     Sample of vegetarian menu

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.

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The Pinnacle Grill


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Pinnacle Grill Sample Menu

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.


An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill


Le Cirque Sample Menu

On every voyage, the Pinnacle Grill offers "An Evening at Le Cirque" for a unique taste of Sirio Maccioni’s legendary New York restaurant. The price to dine is $49.00 per person, per evening.

 

Taste of De Librije


De Librije Sample Menu

Exclusively aboard the ms Rotterdam and ms Eurodam, the Pinnacle Grill features the three-star Michelin cuisine of Culinary Council® member Jonnie Boer's "Taste of De Librije” once per cruise. The price to dine is $69.00 per person including wine tasting.

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Canaletto Restaurant


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Canaletto Sample Menu

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.

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Tamarind Restaurant


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Tamarind Sample Menu

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.

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Master Chef’s Room


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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.

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Le Cirque


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Le Cirque Sample Menu

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
crème brûlée.

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.

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De Librije


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De Librije Sample Menu

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.

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Lido Restaurant


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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.

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Dive-In at the Terrace Grill


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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.

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Culinary Council


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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.

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Master Chef Rudi Sodamin


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Chef Rudi Sodiman

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.

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Culinary Arts Center


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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:

  • Hands-on cooking classes:
    Unleash your inner chef and learn new culinary skills alongside our award-winning chefs and culinary guests.

  • Appearances by special guest chefs:
    Some of the world’s leading culinary experts will join us on board for live cooking shows, book signings and special menu offerings.

  • Winetasting and mixology:
    Delight your palate with innovative food and wine pairings handcrafted by visiting vintners and our own Holland America Line cellarmasters. On selected cruises, take home Food & Wine® recipe cards and wine tasting notes along with copies of the magazine.

  • Regionally inspired workshops:
    Discover the secrets and unique traditions of regional cuisine, from the flavors of Alaska to pasta making in the Mediterranean. Local market tours are available in selected ports of call.

  • Enjoy the program broadcast:
    Each program can be viewed from the comfort of your stateroom via broadcast.

  • Culinary Arts Center Programs for Kids & Teens
    Workshops for kids and teens offer basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety and recipe instruction for two age groups: ages 3-7; and ages 8-15. Teens 15 and up may participate in the adult classes.


Previous Food & Wine® guests include:

  • Jacques Torres - Chocolatier Extraordinaire.
  • Max McCalman - Maître Fromager, Artisanal Premium Cheese.
  • Susan Sokol Blosser - President and wine visionary, Sokol Blosser Winery, Dundee, OR.

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.

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Guest Chef Schedule


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