April 30 was Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, and Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne after 33 years as the Dutch monarch. Thanks to Cruise Director Glen Coenen for sharing photos of Queen’s Day celebrations aboard Rotterdam. The Abdication was shown all day in the Crow’s Nest and the crew organized an afternoon party with the… read more of “Queen’s Day…”
Celebrating the 140th anniversary of Holland America Line, we dedicated several events to this special occasion. First, a Dutch-themed dinner in the dining room, then a birthday party by the pool, and finally a special dessert extravaganza presented to our guests, showcasing the talent of our galley team, led by Executive Chef Daniel Hrgic and… read more of “Rotterdam…”
On the last day of our Passage to the Far East voyage, we said goodbye to our guests with a beautiful display of authentic Indonesian art, a rickshaw we brought from Bali and an Indonesian buffet presented by the lido team.
Celebrating Holland America Line’s 140th anniversary, our dining room team presented a Dutch themed night to our guests. Dining Room staff worked diligently to create flags and banners and decorate the dining room. Mr. Lelono Fnu was responsible for making the banner with 140th anniversary logo and other decorative items.
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…”