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Happy Thanksgiving From our Table to Yours

Happy Thanksgiving From our Table to Yours

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our celebrating readers, fans and guests. Below is the menu that will be served onboard our ships tonight in honor of the holiday. Here’s hoping your own menu is delicious and fulfilling. Enjoy the holiday, and the Holland America Blog will resume its regular publishing schedule on Monday. Appetizers Ambrosia…   read more of “Happy Thanksgiving…”

Saying Thanks to the Crew at Thanksgiving

Saying Thanks to the Crew at Thanksgiving

At Holland America Line, we hear a lot of praise and kudos about our crew from our guests. Many times, it’s the crew that make a Holland America Line cruise an exceptional vacation experience. Going above and beyond to add a special touch, taking that extra step to make things perfect, a simple smile and…   read more of “Saying Thanks to…”

Culinary Council Recipe: Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Culinary Council Recipe: Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

If you’re looking for a new dessert to make this Thanksgiving, here is a recipe from Culinary Council member Jacques Torres. His pumpkin chocolate cake is made in individual servings, which makes it a perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast. INGREDIENTS: Cake 4.9 ounces butter 6.3 ounces light brown sugar 2 eggs 8.4 ounces pumpkin,…   read more of “Culinary Council…”

Six ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Added in 2014

Six ‘Dancing with the Stars: at Sea’ Theme Cruises Added in 2014

Holland America Line is extending its highly successful “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” program with six theme cruises in 2014. Once again the program will culminate with a Champions Cruise guest dance-off competition on the Dec. 6, 2014, Caribbean sailing of ms Westerdam. The hugely popular onboard experience brings the excitement of ABC’s hit…   read more of “Six ‘Dancing…”

Start & Finish a Thanksgiving Feast with Rudi’s Recipes

Start & Finish a Thanksgiving Feast with Rudi’s Recipes

Next week is Thanksgiving in the United States. Most homes serve up a delicious turkey as the main course, surrounded by all of the trimmings. Those vary from family to family and might include mashed potatoes, greenbean casserole, sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallows, corn, and cranberries in some form – whether it be whole,…   read more of “Start & Finish…”