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Rudi’s Superbowl Recipes: Beef Nachos

Rudi’s Superbowl Recipes: Beef Nachos

Each celebration featured in Holland America Line Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook comes with his thoughts about that particular celebration. Here’s an excerpt from what Rudi had to say about the Superbowl: “It’s an exciting time, particularly if the word ‘football’ kicks up a guest’s appetite for game food. Frequently on…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Superbowl Dish Contest!

Rudi’s Recipes: Superbowl Dish Contest!

Calling all Holland America Blog fans! In celebration of the Superbowl game this weekend, we’re going to feature one Superbowl recipe on the blog each day this week from Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook. If you make one of the featured dishes, take a photo of you with the dish and…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Maasdam Visits Captain Morgan on the Rocks Island Bar at Half Moon Cay

Maasdam Visits Captain Morgan on the Rocks Island Bar at Half Moon Cay

I took some neat photos yesterday when we were at the grand opening of the Captain Morgan’s bar on Half Moon Cay and one shot of our Culinary Operations Manager Arun Panikar and the Traveling Executive Chef John Mulvaney. Hope you like them!!

Warming Up with Some Pea Soup

Warming Up with Some Pea Soup

Thanks to guests Barbara & Walter Brien for sending in this fun post. Here are Barbara and Great Adventure Tour Guide Dick Ashcraft on the ms Ryndam in Glacier Bay, Alaska, in August 2010. They were enjoying pea soup on a very chilly day.

Maasdam’s Double-Decker Tender

Maasdam’s Double-Decker Tender

Maasdam was anchored alongside Prinsendam at Half Moon Cay on Jan 6. I thought you might enjoy this photo I took of Maasdam with a double-decker tender at her side loading guests to take them to the island. Jeanni Prescan is a concierge hostess on board Prindendam.

Mother Nature at her Finest

Mother Nature at her Finest

Jonathan Bailey, Rotterdam’s safety, environmental & health officer, captured this gorgeous photo of a water spout Jan. 16 just south of the equator right before sunset.

Prinsendam Visits Devil’s Island

Prinsendam Visits Devil’s Island

Prinsendam called on Devil’s Island, French Guiana, on Jan 11 on her way to the Amazon during her 2011 Grand South America & Antarctica Voyage. If you recall, the movie Papillion was based on the horrors of the prison here, where only 30,000 of 80,000 prisoners lived to tell about it. We anchored off of…   read more of “Prinsendam Visits…”