If you’re looking to see what life is like aboard Rotterdam on an extended cruise, check out blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen’s hour-long video that shows all of the highlights from his recent “A Passage to the Far East” voyage.
Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line! My wife and I enjoyed our 33rd Anniversary, an Alaska cruise, on board the MS Volendam last May – June 2012. We celebrated our June 2 big day in Skagway and with a excellent dinner in the Pinnacle Grill that evening. Again we are going to celebrate our 34th… read more of “Lordy Lordy, Look…”
The ms Rotterdam culinary team would like to share some photos of the themed events in our La Fontaine dining room. Among others, the Arabian night, Indian night, and Black and Gold formal dinners took place during our 90-day voyage in Asia.
Guest Chef Zac Young recently sailed on Rotterdam as part of our Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine program. Chef Young is the pastry chef at David Burke Kitchen restaurant, owned by Culinary Council Member David Burke. During the voyage he was accompanied by Eric See, the former Pastry Chef at Salumi…. read more of “Recipe: Chef Zac…”
Rotterdam was in Rotterdam, Netherlands, yesterday. She left while there was bad weather. These are a few of the pictures I took.
Thanks to HAL and blog fan Bert Lamers for sending in photos of Rotterdam arriving back at the Port of Rotterdam today after a long absence. This morning the m.s. Rotterdam arrived back in her homeport Rotterdam after a three-month voyage to and from Indonesia. Around 7 a.m. the liner was moored at the Holland… read more of “Rotterdam Arrives…”
The Signature shops onboard the ms Rotterdam were carrying masterpieces from Faberge: The Imperial Eggs. Merabella Shop Manager Mirjana brought then into the Pinnacle Grill Restaurant and gave our staff an explanation about the world famous eggs. We were so inspired that we, in cooperation with the Culinary Pinnacle Grill team, created a special four-course… read more of “Pinnacle Grill…”
Special thanks to Rotterdam’s Techspert John Robertsa who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Many Digital Workshop participants have told me how excited they are about the new People app in Windows 8 and how it can help someone to stay connected with their favorite social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. For… read more of “Ditigal Workshop:…”