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Giving Tuesday: Culinary Team Makes Nearly 700 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for Children’s Homes in Mexico

Giving Tuesday: Culinary Team Makes Nearly 700 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for Children’s Homes in Mexico

During their recent conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Holland America Line’s culinary team took time to give back to the local community. Holland America Line Vice President of Food and Beverage Frits Van Der Werff, Culinary Consultant and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and several of the cruise line’s executive chefs spent hours making nearly 700…   read more of “Giving Tuesday:…”

Rudi’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie

Rudi’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie

Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to reflect on all of the things we have to be grateful for. Friends and family come together to celebrate the holiday, cooking a feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, greenbean and corn casseroles and so many other delicious dishes. If you have a sweet…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Celebrate National Sandwich Day at Koningsdam’s New York Deli & Pizza

Celebrate National Sandwich Day at Koningsdam’s New York Deli & Pizza

In honor of National Sandwich Day, we’re shining a special light on a fan favorite — New York Deli & Pizza! While this poolside venue is ideal for personal, made-to-order pizzas, it’s also the perfect place to grab delicious, freshly made specialty sandwiches. Whether you’ve had an active day ashore or spent the day lounging…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

Recipe: Chef Denise Vivaldo Makes Roasted Tenderloin of Beef on the Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage

Recipe: Chef Denise Vivaldo Makes Roasted Tenderloin of Beef on the Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage

On Oct. 1, Amsterdam departed San Diego for its epic 80-day Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage. Over the course of this cruise, a host of extremely talented guest chefs will be coming aboard to share their culinary knowledge, passion and delicious dishes with fortunate guests! The first chef to join Amsterdam was Denise Vivaldo. Denise…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Denise…”

HAL Wins Awards for O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Alaska Cruises

HAL Wins Awards for O, The Oprah Magazine Partnership, Rudi’s Sel de Mer and Alaska Cruises

Holland America Line recently collected a trio of awards from Seatrade Europe, AFAR Media and Kreuzfahrt Traume that recognized the brand’s marketing initiatives, Alaska cruises and culinary excellence, respectively. Holland America Line’s partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine won the 2017 Seatrade Cruise Award for Marketing Initiative of the Year; the AFAR Travelers’ Choice Cruise…   read more of “HAL Wins Awards for…”

Holland America Line Wins 13 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

Holland America Line Wins 13 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

It was lucky 13 for Holland America Line when counting wins in Travel Weekly magazine’s 2017 Magellan Awards. The premium cruise line received an impressive nine gold awards in the categories of Premium Ship, Education Program, Direct Mail, Website, three for Marketing-TV Commercial and two for Marketing Campaign-Advertising/Marketing. Four silver awards were earned for Advertising/Marketing,…   read more of “Holland America…”

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

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…”