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  • Post: Signature Recipe: Pinnacle Grill Lobster Mac & Cheese
    Published On: Jul 19, 2022|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 467|
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    One of the most popular dishes in Pinnacle Grill is the Lobster Mac & Cheese featuring Beecher's Cheese, one of our Seattle-based culinary partners. This perfect pairing melds the creamy goodness of mac & cheese with a bonus of delicious lobster, and now you can bring our kitchen home to yours with the recipe. Whether you prepare it for your ...

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  • Post: Three New Dishes By Chef Ethan Stowell Showcase Commitment to Wild, Sustainable Alaska Seafood
    Published On: Jul 07, 2022|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 534|
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    Holland America Line is debuting three new dishes from Culinary Council Member Chef Ethan Stowell that were developed in alliance with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). The partnership between the two organizations is a shared commitment to serving sustainably sourced Alaska seafood on all six of our ships that sail to the Great Land. This is the first formal ...

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  • Post: Honoring the Women of Holland America Line on International Women’s Day
    Published On: Mar 08, 2022|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 338|
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    This International Women's Day, we invite you to meet some of the talented women who currently are on board our ships — touching all departments and leadership roles. Join us in celebrating the achievements of women around the world and help #breakthebias.

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  • Post: Rudi’s Perfect Recipe for National Shortbread Cookie Day
    Published On: Jan 06, 2022|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 372|
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    It's National Shortbread Cookie Day, and there's nothing sweeter than this buttery goodness. We asked our Master Chef Rudi Sodamin for his favorite recipe, and he's sharing it with you so you can make it in your own kitchens. YIELD: Approximately 60 INGREDIENTS:
 9 oz butter
 4.5 oz sugar
 16 oz flour
 8 oz cornstarch 1 piece of orange zest ...

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  • Post: Rudi’s Holiday Recipe: Linzer Short Cookies
    Published On: Dec 03, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 380|
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    Tomorrow is National Cookie Day, and we're baking our way through the holiday season with some delicious recipes from our Master Chef Rudi Sodamin. A Linzer cookie is a traditional Austrian cookie that is buttery and filled with jam. There's no one better to share his Linzer recipe than our Austrian-born chef! INGREDIENTS 1 cup of almonds, toasted and grounded
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  • Post: Culinary Council Recipe: Chef Rudi’s Classic Pumpkin Pie
    Published On: Nov 24, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 333|
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    Thanksgiving is this week in the United States, and that means in households across the country family and friends will gather together to celebrate the holiday and indulge in an epic meal. More often than not, that meal concludes with a Thanksgiving staple: pie. Whether it’s pumpkin, pecan, apple or another kind, millions of people will satisfy their sweet tooth ...

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  • Post: Rudi’s Mediterranean Recipes: Greek Meatballs and Tzatziki
    Published On: May 17, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 399|
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    As we get ready to set sail for Greece this summer, our thoughts have us dreaming of the light and flavorful cuisine that awaits at each island. Not only is the food fresh and fun, it's also full of so much tradition that goes back to Ancient Greece. To get your taste buds ready to cruise, here are two incredible ...

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  • Post: Rudi’s Recipes: Indulge in a Sweet Treat for Easter and Passover
    Published On: Apr 02, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 338|
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    Passover began last weekend and ends this Sunday, and Easter is Sunday as well. If you're looking to celebrate with a sweet treat, we have two amazing recipes from our Master Chef Rudi Sodamin. For Passover, we're sharing a delicious macaroon, and Easter a rum custard tart with mango and kiwi. Both of these delicious desserts are sure to make ...

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  • Post: Make Our Top-Rated Banoffee Pie on National Pi Day
    Published On: Mar 12, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 403|
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    Sunday is National Pi Day (March 14 ... 3/14 ... 3.14), but at Holland America Line we prefer the pie you can eat! Did you know the top three favorite pies served on board are Dutch Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie and Banoffee Pie? What, you might ask, is Banoffee Pie? Banoffee is a classic English dessert that gets its name ...

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  • Post: Meet Some of Our Amazing Female Team Members This International Women’s Day
    Published On: Mar 08, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 305|
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    International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women. It's also a day to rally for women's equality. Did you know, National Women's Day began in 1908 and the first gathering for International Women's Day occurred in 1911? Campaign themes over the years have included: #EachforEqual, #BalanceforBetter, #PressforProgress, #BeBoldforChange, #PledgeforParity, #MakeItHappen, #TheGenderAgenda and more. The campaign theme ...

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  • Post: Two Wine Paring Suggestions from James Suckling on National Drink Wine Day
    Published On: Feb 18, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 366|
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    It's National Drink Wine Day, and that means red, white and rose are in the spotlight today! Holland America Line Wine Curator James Suckling gave us a few tips when selecting wines for a fish dish and a casual burger. A classic combination with something like Dover sole in Rudi's Sel de Mer would be a Chardonnay or Chablis, but ...

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  • Post: Culinary Council Member Jonnie Boer’s Top Tips for a Romantic Valentine’s Day & Egg Caviar Recipe
    Published On: Feb 11, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 310|
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    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! How are you going to surprise the love of your live? A romantic dinner for two by candlelight cannot go wrong, right? Since right now it is hard to go out for dinner, it is extra important to show your significant other what skills you have in the kitchen. Holland America Line Culinary ...

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  • Post: Senior Staff Officers Bring More Than 80 Years of Experience to Rotterdam
    Published On: Feb 09, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 594|
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    Holland America Line has a history that spans nearly 150 years, and with that comes a depth of talented crew who will be aboard Rotterdam when the ship is delivered in July. The cruise line has appointed Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert, Hotel Director Wessel van Oorschot, Chief Engineer Peter Massolt, Staff Chief Engineer Wim Akkerman and Environmental Officer Michael Brown ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Names Captain Werner Timmers Master of Rotterdam
    Published On: Feb 01, 2021|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 906|
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    Holland America Line has named Werner Timmers, a captain with nearly 40 years sailing for the cruise line, to take the helm of Rotterdam when the ship enters service in July 2021. Captain Timmers joined Holland America Line in 1984 and has worked on all classes of ship within the brand, most recently as master of Koningsdam. Captain Timmers will ...

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  • Post: Holland America Line Classics Recipe: Dutch Pea Soup Erwtensoep
    Published On: Sep 22, 2020|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 746|
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    It's the first day of fall, and nothing warms the chill in the air like a delicious cup of Holland America Line's famous Dutch Pea Soup. We serve this tasty treat out on deck on Alaska and Norway cruises to our guests while they admire the icy scenery. This extra-special touch makes watching the glaciers and fjords all the more ...

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  • Post: Culinary Council Recipe: Jacques’ Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Published On: Aug 04, 2020|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 418|

    It's #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay, and the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from our very own Culinary Council member and world-famous chocolatier Jacques Torres. Now we're sharing his special recipe with you! When making these cookies, keep the following points in mind: • Turn any chocolate discs that are poking up from the dough horizontally so that they melt evenly into the ...

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  • Post: Recipe: Two Tips for the Perfect Mac & Cheese from Beecher’s Cheese
    Published On: Jul 14, 2020|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 309|
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    Holland America Line is proudly headquartered in Seattle, and we have many partners that come from our hometown. One of our local culinary partners is Beecher's Cheese, located in heart of Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. Recently, Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne visited Beecher's Cheese and spoke with founder Kurt Beecher, who gave him key tips on how to make the ...

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  • Post: How to Prepare the Perfect Salmon for Cooking
    Published On: Oct 23, 2019|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 382|

    SALMON PREP 101 The foundation of any salmon dish is, of course, the salmon itself. In order to create the perfect salmon dinner, you must take care to prep your cut of fish properly. Remove Pinbones When a fish is filleted, the flesh is removed from the backbone and ribs, but the relatively soft, thin, needle-like pin bones, also known ...

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  • Post: #BaconLoversDay Culinary Council Recipe: David Burke’s Clothesline Candied Bacon
    Published On: Aug 20, 2019|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 656|

    It's Bacon Lovers Day, and there's no other way to celebrate than by making Culinary Council Member Chef David Burke's famous Clothesline Candied Bacon that we serve in Pinnacle Grill. From the moment you smell the aroma of the bacon and see the delicious candied strips hanging from the clothesline, you'll know you're in bacon heaven! Don't worry if you ...

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  • Post: Favorite Holland America Line Recipe: Swiss Style Muesli
    Published On: Jul 25, 2019|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 946|

    One of the most requested Holland America Line recipes is our Swiss Style Muesli that's found in Lido Market and on the menu for breakfast. This guest favorite is the perfect way to start each day, whether you're heading ashore to explore a new port or planning out your schedule for a leisurely day at sea. Now you can make ...

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  • Post: Recipe: Learn How to Prepare the Perfect Salmon Dish from America’s Test Kitchen
    Published On: May 04, 2018|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 605|

    Reminiscing about a past cruise? One of the easiest ways to relive a Holland America Line vacation is by recreating a meal from your cruise that will awaken your taste buds and spark memories from a recent getaway. With Holland America Line's America's Test Kitchen partnership, it's even easier to create a culinary staycation in your own home. During ATK's ...

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  • Post: Celebrate National Pasta Day with America’s Test Kitchen Pasta Dough Master Recipe
    Published On: Oct 17, 2017|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 474|

    Pasta lovers, rejoice! You can now bring the delicious taste of America's Test Kitchen to your home with their master pasta dough recipe! Back in August, we shared ATK's recipe for Wild Mushroom Pasta Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce and now you can create the entire meal from scratch with help from the recipe below. Enjoy! SERVINGS: ...

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  • Post: America’s Test Kitchen Recipe: Wild Mushroom Pasta Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce
    Published On: Aug 24, 2017|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 411|

    Wild Mushroom Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce: From America’s Test Kitchen to Yours Food allows us to experience the world and bring a piece of it into our homes. Inspired by the rich, earthy flavors often found in Italian cooking, both the Wild Mushroom Filling and Brown Butter & Pine Nut Sauce can be used in any ...

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  • Post: Vegetarian Recipe: America’s Test Kitchen Black Bean Burger Makes #FoodieFriday Fabulous
    Published On: Jul 28, 2017|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 577|

    Holland America Line guests can now experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops where guests learn proven techniques for making delectable dishes with confidence. For more than 20 years, America’s Test Kitchen has inspired home cooks with their unique, science-based approach to creating delicious, foolproof recipes, and now our guests can learn from ...

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  • Post: Drink Recipes: Dale DeGroff’s Holiday Cocktails Are Sure to Make Your Spirits Bright
    Published On: Dec 20, 2016|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 775|

    Whether you're having a holiday party or not, it's always fun to have some specialty cocktails on-hand to serve to friends, family or yourself this time of year! We enlisted our Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff to show us how to make some of his signature must-have holiday drinks, and these certainly won't disappoint! Enjoy these recipes. We're making sure you ...

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  • Post: HAL’s Zuiderdam and Zaandam Rescue Crew of Sinking and Stranded Boats
    Published On: Jan 09, 2015|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 382|

    On two recent cruises, both Zuiderdam and Zaandam were called upon to assist vessels in need of assistance. At 2:10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, while en route to Oranjestad, Aruba, Zuiderdam answered a distress call from the Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur that was sinking with eight crewmembers onboard. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the ...

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  • Post: Culinary Council Recipe: Elizabeth Falkner’s Shrimp, Andouille and Grits
    Published On: Jul 22, 2013|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 350|
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    In our latest video, Elizabeth Falkner, new Culinary Council chef and Top Chef judge, prepares her delectable recipe for shrimp, andouille, and grits. For Chef Falkner, sweet shrimp, spicy andouille sausage and cheesy grits are beloved comfort foods. She offers this recipe so you can share her enjoyment. YIELD: Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 1 piquillo or poblano chile pepper or red ...

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  • Post: Captain’s Log: Ascension Island
    Published On: Apr 19, 2013|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 159|

    I know this island well, one might say ‘intimately’, for not only did I call here on the ‘Mail’ run, but I also spent over a week here, after abandoning my ship, along with 83 others, we were brought back here by the tanker which sighted our lifeboats and rescued us. Having nothing but a rather dirty-white uniform to my ...

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  • Post: New Pool Table for Eurodam’s Crew
    Published On: May 25, 2012|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 324|

    Here are pictures of the latest addition to Eurodam's Crew Bar -- a new pool table! We received the final pieces upon our arrival to Madeira. The first game and table commissioning was hosted by Captain Jeroen van Donselaar and Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Paul Kerr. Since the commissioning it has been non-stop games! The movement of the ship has ...

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  • Post: Eurodam Crew Tour Bacardi Rum Factory
    Published On: Feb 15, 2011|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 337|

    Recently during a call to San Juan, Puerto Rico, some of our talented beverage personnel took a tour out to the Bacardi Rum factory during the San Juan City Tour and Bacardi Distillery excursion. They toured inside the distillery and learned some informative facts about the history of rum and other rum production details. All who participated found it very ...

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  • Post: Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe
    Published On: May 20, 2009|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 713|

    We received this plaintive cry for help and just couldn't resist the opportunity to share a Rudi Sodamin recipe with you: We have sailed on the Westerdam before and loved the trip and the bread pudding. I know I found the recipe on line before but can't find it now. Could you tell me how to find it or e-mail ...

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  • Post: What Does the Pilot Do?
    Published On: Sep 29, 2008|Categories: Ship Crew, What's New|Views: 1224|

    Global Pilotage Most ports in the world require pilotage, the practice where a pilot comes on board near the entrance of the port and then assists the ship's captain with bringing the ship into port, and docking or anchoring in the designated anchorage. The pilot also helps provide safe passage when the ship departs. The role of a pilot is ...

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