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Rudi’s Recipes: Sweeten Your Passover and Easter with These Delicious Desserts

Rudi’s Recipes: Sweeten Your Passover and Easter with These Delicious Desserts

This weekend is Easter and the beginning of Passover. Our Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has some amazing desserts to enhance your Seder and Easter meal. We’re sure your guests will be impressed with these delicious treats! PASSOVER The first two nights of Passover are traditionally observed with a seder, a multicourse meal that includes symbolic…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

My Mediterranean Cruise: Pizza and Pompeii

Pizza is serious business in Naples, and serious business to me. The oft-told story — about Naples, not about me — goes like this: In 1889, to celebrate Queen Margherita’s visit to Naples, a Neapolitan pizzaiolo was commissioned to create a special honorary pizza. The Queen loved it. That’s the origin story of the pizza…   read more of “My Mediterranean…”

Canaletto’s New Menu is Amore at First Bite!

Canaletto’s New Menu is Amore at First Bite!

In Italy, there’s nothing more important than coming together to celebrate the joy of great food, which is what you’ll discover at Holland America Line’s Canaletto — a specialty dining venue that brings people together with delectable dishes, designed to be shared family-style. Our popular Italian restaurant recently debuted a new menu that features an…   read more of “Canaletto’s…”

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

EXC In-Depth Field Notes: Nouméa, Tadine and Mystery Island

Our EXC In-Depth Voyage is back in the South Pacific island-hopping among some stunning locales! EXC In-Depth Onboard Exploration Leader Mark Read sent some Field Notes and excellent photos from New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Enjoy this installment, and stay tuned as the ship continues its exploration in the Pacific Ocean. Nouméa, New Caledonia Glorious weather…   read more of “EXC In-Depth Field…”

Recipe: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Butter Poached Maine Lobster from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Recipe: Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s Butter Poached Maine Lobster from his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise

Holland America Line’s Master Chef and Culinary Council Chairman Rudi Sodamin recently sailed to the Caribbean aboard Nieuw Statendam for his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise. While onboard, Rudi led a cooking demonstration, question & answer session and hosted his Chef’s Table Dinner at Rudi’s Sel De Mer, his namesake dining venue. During his cooking…   read more of “Recipe: Master Chef…”

My European Cruise: Greek Edition

My European Cruise: Greek Edition

Of all the ports on my European cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam, it’s in Corfu that I perfect the art of the stroll. I fall in love with the labyrinth of Corfu town immediately, with its ancient feel and the warmth of its shopkeepers. I’m with my dad and another family who are family to us…   read more of “My European Cruise:…”