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New Year’s Recipe: Nutcracker Salad

New Year’s Recipe: Nutcracker Salad

Nutcracker Salad: Gourmet greens and radicchio with glistening pears, oranges, and cranberries in a tangy orange dressing with candied walnuts. This is one of several specialty dishes served on Holland America ships during the Holiday season. Bon Appetit! Yield: 10 servings Candied Walnuts 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon sugar 1…   read more of “New Year’s…”

New Year’s Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Ham with Madeira Sauce and Roasted Potatoes

New Year’s Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Ham with Madeira Sauce and Roasted Potatoes

This Apricot-Glazed Ham with Madeira Sauce and Roasted Potatoes dish is one of several specialty dishes served on Holland America ships during the Holiday season. Bon appetit! Yield: 10 servings 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons apricot preserves or orange marmalade 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 9- to…   read more of “New Year’s…”

Happy Holidays from Prinsendam!

Happy Holidays from Prinsendam!

Jeffrey Matthew Cohen, Prinsendam’s human resources manager, shared with us these photos from the Holiday festivities on board the ship. Thanks Jeffrey!

Happy Holidays from Statendam’s Galley Team

Happy Holidays from Statendam’s Galley Team

Bitta Kuruvilla, Statendam’s executive chef, shared this note and photo of the ship’s galley team, just in time for the Holidays. Here on board ms Statendam we work as an International family. We have 86 members in our family, all with different job duties. The majority of the cooks and chefs are from the Philippines…   read more of “Happy Holidays from…”

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Gisborne, New Zealand

Volendam’s Maiden Call at Gisborne, New Zealand

Kees Streuding, Volendam’s hotel manager, sent us this photo from Volendam’s maiden call at Gisborne, New Zealand. Chief Officer Gerd Teensma (right), Hotel Manager Kees Streuding (center) and 4th Officer Stephen Chew (left) with the local Maori Ceremonial committee during Volendam’s first visit to Gisborne, New Zealand, on December 24, 2009. A special dance/singing welcome…   read more of “Volendam’s…”

Postcards from Costa Maya, Mexico

Postcards from Costa Maya, Mexico

Here are a few cool photos of the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins tour in Costa Maya, Mexico. Kateryna Bannikova is Maasdam’s human resources manager.