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Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Jeremy Langlois leads the culinary team at the Houmas House Plantation as executive chef of the award-winning Latil’s Landing Restaurant, named by Esquire magazine as one of the top 20 best new restaurants in America. Chef Langlois recently sailed on Zuiderdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave some tasty demonstrations. Chicken…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Jeremy…”

Family Fun on Nieuw Amsterdam

Family Fun on Nieuw Amsterdam

Thanks to HAL guest Wil Leemans for sending in this great photo of his family taken on Nieuw Amersterdam.

Cruise Diary: Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Cruise Diary: Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. Docking on a magnificent summer’s day in this magical capital city, our first stop was, of course, the Little Mermaid, mournfully resting where I first saw her some 25 years ago just…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Digital Workshop: Windows 8 Includes a Free Antivirus Application

Digital Workshop: Windows 8 Includes a Free Antivirus Application

Special thanks to Nieuw Amsterdam’s Techspert Frank who posted this on Hal’s Digital Workshop blog. Did you know that every copy of Windows 8 comes with a free antivirus application? The application is called “Windows Defender” and is quite similar to the “Security Essentials” program available for Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP. This is…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Cruise Diary: Eating our Way through Helsinki

Cruise Diary: Eating our Way through Helsinki

Award-winning author and writer Jeanette Hurt is cruising the Baltic on Prinsendam with her entire family to watch her parents renew their vows. Enjoy her words and her husband (and professional photographer) Kyle Edwards’ photos. You can also follow her on Twitter @JHurtAuthor or www.jeanettehurt.com. There’s just something so enjoyable about stepping off of the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Spiced Lamb Kofta with Israeli Couscous Salad and Tahini Vinaigrette

Recipe: Chef Karen Nicolas’ Spiced Lamb Kofta with Israeli Couscous Salad and Tahini Vinaigrette

Karen Nicolas, executive chef at Todd Gray’s Equinox, is one of only a handful of lucky toques to be named among Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 Best New Chefs in America. Chef Nicolas recently sailed on Amsterdam as part of the Culinary Arts Centers program and gave a couple of exciting and mouth-watering demonstrations. LAMB…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Karen…”

Fun and Adventure with Family

Fun and Adventure with Family

Thanks to guest Ginger A. for sending us this photo of her daughter on vacation. Family time is all fun and adventure with our daughter in Alaska. Glacier Bay is a highlight to our yearly reunion.

Cruise Diary: How to Lose your iPad on a Cruise and then Register, Authorise and Download to it Onboard

Cruise Diary:  How to Lose your iPad on a Cruise and then Register, Authorise and Download to it Onboard

Wendy R. London, HAL Mariner and corporate affairs manager/founder of CruiseBubble.com, is aboard Prinsendam and is letting us join in on her vacation. I’m pretty neurotic when I travel. For example, I’ll check that I have my passport and cruise card with me half-way down the passageway even though I just put it in my…   read more of “Cruise Diary: How…”