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Culinary Council Recipe: Celebrate the First Day of Fall with Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

The fall season conjures images of changing leaves, cooler temperatures and cruises to Canada/New England. But in the culinary world, fall means welcoming back the time of year when we celebrate eating all-things pumpkin! From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pie, there isn’t a dish that can’t be enhanced with pumpkin (well, maybe not pumpkin…   read more of “Culinary Council…”

Greenhouse Spa: Zuiderdam’s New Facial Machine Delivers Advanced Technologies

Greenhouse Spa: Zuiderdam’s New Facial Machine Delivers Advanced Technologies

Holland America Line’s Greenhouse Spa & Salon, long known for its Elemis product line, has a new beauty tool for cruisers. The Elemis Biotec facial machine provides five different, customized approaches to maximize skin care. Spa Director Kadina Williams was kind enough to give me a demo on our recent, 18-night “Viking Passage” cruise from…   read more of “Greenhouse Spa:…”

Dive-In to National Cheeseburger Day with Holland America Line’s Gourmet Burgers

Dive-In to National Cheeseburger Day with Holland America Line’s Gourmet Burgers

For those who may be unaware, September 18 marks National Cheeseburger Day! While there will always be debates as to who has the best burger, we’re going to be biased and say no one does it quite like Holland America Line’s Dive-In! Located by the Lido Pool, Dive-In offers a complimentary menu of signature made-to-order…   read more of “Dive-In to National…”

Journey to the Far East and South Pacific on Amsterdam’s 2018 Grand Voyage

Journey to the Far East and South Pacific on Amsterdam’s 2018 Grand Voyage

Grand Voyages don’t just get their names from their exceptional length, but from all the magnificent destinations you have the opportunity to experience on just one cruise. On Sept. 30, 2018, Amsterdam will embark on an 82-day Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage roundtrip from Los Angeles, California, that includes 34 ports and six overnights. From…   read more of “Journey to the Far…”

Two-Night ‘Signature Experience’ at Barcelona Features Private Tour of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló

Two-Night ‘Signature Experience’ at Barcelona Features Private Tour of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló

The iconic Catalan capital of Barcelona has been a staple port on many of Holland America Line’s Mediterranean itineraries. The famous city is packed with centuries of iconic art and architecture, as Gaudí and Picasso both called it home. Now Holland America Line guests will be able to experience the “Head and Hearth of Catalonia”…   read more of “Two-Night…”