At the end of June, we presented service awards to some of Holland America’s loyal crew members. They were accompanied by some of their supervisors, as well as Captain Christopher Turner and Hotel Director Boban Zivkovic. Congratulations to all for their achievement and thank you for your loyalty to Holland America Line. Jaime de Castro-van… read more of “Service Award…”
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. GRAVLAX:… read more of “Recipe: Chef Karen…”
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. It’s been three days since we sailed from our overnight port call to St. Petersburg, three days spent thinking about what to tell you about, what I could tell you about since… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
While on board Oosterdam, I couldn’t help myself from photographing the beautiful food. A few of my favorite items from the Pinnacle Grill include the Crab Cakes, the Land and Sea entree, the Chocolate Volcano Cake and the Creme Brûlée Trio.
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. Every time I talk with a chef, sommelier or bartender,… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Thanks to HAL Facebook fan Susan Edquis for sending in some great group photos from her cruise with HAL last year. Our family went on the cruise in celebration of my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. We had a wonderful time!
This week we’re all about “groups,” so thanks to HAL guest Richard Letourneau for sending in this great photo taken on formal night during his Alaskan cruise last year. This was my group of friends on an Alaskan cruise, on a formal night, September 2012! — Richard Letourneau
Journalist Pat Woods just cruised on Eurodam’s 10-night Baltic cruise and chronicled her journey for us. Enjoy! The Eurodam arrived at 6 am in the pretty port of Warnemunde, Germany. We again arose early for our room service breakfast. Our comfortable tour bus to Berlin left at 7:45 a.m. We enjoyed the relaxing 3-hour drive… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”