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Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Dutch Chef Pieter Scheermeijer is currently sailing aboard Rotterdam’s Spain and Portugal Explorer cruise until Sept. 22. During his time on board, Chef Scheermeijer will hold classes, perform cooking demonstrations, showcase his culinary expertise and share tips with guest in Rotterdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions…   read more of “Chef Pieter…”

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kevin Sbraga Turns Up the Heat on Noordam

Chef Kevin Sbraga, winner of Bravo’s hit series Top Chef: Season Seven, sailed aboard Noordam’s 10-day Roman Empire cruise on July 17. During his time on board, Chef Sbraga performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Noordam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchens aboard each ship. The…   read more of “‘Top…”

Zuiderdam’s Celebrity Cookoff

Zuiderdam’s Celebrity Cookoff

Recently on board Zuiderdam, Guest Chef Paul Carter, executive chef of The Phoenician in Phoenix, Ariz., and Hotel Manager Kees van Santen battled it out in a fun culinary showdown in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center. In the end there could only be one winner. Congrats to Hotel Manager van Santen for his winning dish…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

A ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Take on Volendam’s Greenhouse Spa

A ‘His’ and ‘Hers’ Take on Volendam’s Greenhouse Spa

Special thanks to HAL’s Manager of Internal Communications Rachel Moodie for sharing this post with us from her recent Alaska cruise aboard Volendam. I’m a huge fan of going to spas (who isn’t?!), and the GreenHouse Spa on board Volendam was superb. Sally and Fernan give excellent massages (highly recommend them!) and will soothe away…   read more of “A ‘His’…”

Zuiderdam Hosts Vancouver Symphony Fundraising Luncheon

Zuiderdam Hosts Vancouver Symphony Fundraising Luncheon

On June 16, ms Zuiderdam hosted a fundraising luncheon for the renowned Vancouver Symphony. More than 200 guests enjoyed the performance by Maestro Bramwell Tovey, and everyone raved about the luncheon and the ship’s staff. Lori Janson Community Relations, Vancouver, BC Holland America Line

Digital Workshop Photo Contest Winners

Digital Workshop Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to Will Stockert, Holland America Line’s manager of digital workshops, who sent us the latest batch of photo contest winners from our Digital Workshops. Enjoy these gorgeous photos!

Digital Workshop: Prinsendam’s Raspberry Awards

Digital Workshop: Prinsendam’s Raspberry Awards

Special thanks to Prinsendam’s Techspert Will who posted this on HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. We just wrapped up production on the Oscar’s spoof awards called the Raspberry Awards here on the Prinsendam. We are somewhere in the Amazon River! Myself and the Digital Workshop helped in part with this production by doing a different kind…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”