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Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo Gets Cooking aboard Westerdam

Chef Denise Vivaldo recently sailed aboard Westerdam’s July 21 seven-day Alaskan Explorer cruise as part of the line’s the Culinary Arts Center program presented by Food & Wine magazine. Chef Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and styled food for various television shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”…   read more of “Chef Denise Vivaldo…”

Zuiderdam’s Towel ‘Party’ Animals

Zuiderdam’s Towel ‘Party’ Animals

In March 2012, we had the pleasure of taking a Panama Canal Sunfarer cruise aboard Zuiderdam. Each night we returned to our cabin to find our towel animals sipping shooters. We even think we heard the monkey say, “Beam me up, Scotty!” as we entered our cabin. We suspect that our towel animals were not…   read more of “Zuiderdam’s…”

An Imperial Russian Night in Prinsendam’s Pinnacle Grill

An Imperial Russian Night in Prinsendam’s Pinnacle Grill

During our overnight stay at St. Petersburg, Russia, the Pinnacle Grill team and the Signature Shops team transformed the Pinnacle Grill into an incredible Russian event. Martijn van Winden Pinnacle Grill Manager ms Prinsendam

140 Years Young: Fine Art Goes High Tech on the High Seas

140 Years Young: Fine Art Goes High Tech on the High Seas

July 30, 2006: Featuring the world’s most extensive shipboard art collection, Holland America debuts self-guided art tours using handheld iPod devices. Available feetwide, tours cover the unique art and antique collections, together valued at tens of millions of dollars. This is the first time a cruise line offers museum-quality self-guided tours to its guests. Recognizing…   read more of “140 Years Young:…”

Prinsendam’s Irish Theme Night

Prinsendam’s Irish Theme Night

We organized an Irish themed night during ms Prinsendam’s overnight stay at Dublin, complete with a spectacular menu and some added Irish twists – Gaelic amuse and baileys granite before the main course. We also prepared real Irish coffee. It was nice evening for our guest and new experience for the Pinnacle Grill team. Martijn…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

Cruise Diary: Wine, Models and Mystery at Sea

HAL Mariner Bradley Elliott recently sailed on Amsterdam’s 112-day Grand World Voyage. He blogged about his experience at World Traveler. Enjoy! Wine, Models and Mystery. The 6th in the wine tasting series of the “Glory Seven” was today. Right after there was a fashion demo where I took pictures as Christel, our guest services manager,…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Wine,…”

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Cruise Diary: Thanks for the Memory

Days 111-112, April 26-27: Gratitude is like a bud that blooms into a beautiful flower when thanks are actually given. Today I have a whole garden of blossoms for Holland America’s Amsterdam as our 112-day Grand World Voyage draws to an end. This World Cruise, of which Humberto, Duffy (our bear that went around the…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”