If like me, you can’t wait for the special features DVD to come out, the Hollywood Hawaii: Movies & Waterfalls tour is for you. With surround sound our “theatre on wheels” allowed us to relive some classic movie moments. So many great movies came from the island of Kauai. John Wayne and Lee Marvin filmed… read more of “Shore Excursion:…”
It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., so the Holland America Blog team is slowing down today and tomorrow. On Monday, we’ll resume our full publishing schedule. For those who celebrate, enjoy the holiday! And … don’t forget to snap a photo of you with your fabulous Thanksgiving Dish Contest recipe and send it… read more of “In Honor of…”
Here is the last recipe for the Thanksgiving Dish Contest. It’s the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving meal… Here’s a terrific variation on one of the most popular holiday pies. Be sure to cut small slices — it’s rich. — Rudi Sodamin Chocolate Pecan Pie Yield: 12 servings INGREDIENTS Pie Crust: 1.5 cups all-purpose… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Holland America Line regularly collects valuable and reusable goods from the fleet for donation to charities serving those in need. On October 14, Statendam off-loaded 88 crew mattresses at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and donated them to the Food For The Poor organization. The mattresses were shipped to Haiti to help those who… read more of “HAL Donates…”
Nature offers so many wonders, and traveling the world allows me to see all kinds of plants and flowers. Though this fountain grass isn’t the most colorful, I find beauty in its simplicity. Yes, there are a lot of attractions and monuments to photograph in each port, but sometimes the natural elements provide the most… read more of “Explorer’s…”
Pamela Baade, Holland America Line’s manager of corporate giving, is currently sailing the eastern Caribbean on board Eurodam and will be updating us regularly throughout her cruise. Greetings from Eurodam! Today we enjoyed a demonstration in the Culinary Arts Center with party planner Beth and the ship’s specialty restaurant chefs. In addition to a cooking… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Special thanks to HAL guest Patricia Staneland for these beautiful snapshots from the beach at Grand Turk!
Enjoy this next Thanksgiving recipe for our Thanksgiving Dish Contest! Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Squash Yield: 10 Servings INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs Gnocci, frozen 3 oz. Butter, soft room temp 6 oz. Butter, clarified 1 Tbsp. Sage, chiffonade 4 oz. Asiago Cheese, thinly sliced 5 Shallots, minced Balsamic reduction 4 oz. Brown sugar 3 oz…. read more of “Holiday Recipe:…”