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Cruise Diary: About Bonnets, Bunnies and Brunch – Easter at Sea

Cruise Diary: About Bonnets, Bunnies and Brunch – Easter at Sea

Day 93, April 8: The trivia question was straightforward: Name an egg-laying mammal. But one team, instead of going for the obvious “platypus,” went the whimsical route: “the Easter Bunny!” Easter – with its message of springtime, renewal, love – and, I guess, egg-laying mammals – was definitely in the air on the Amsterdam as…   read more of “Cruise Diary: About…”

Cruise Diary: Games People Play at Sea

Cruise Diary: Games People Play at Sea

Days 88-89, April 3-4: “What does a dipsomaniac crave?” Bruce, the Amsterdam’s cruise director, was not making intriguing cocktail party conversation, but was testing the general knowledge of upwards of 100 passengers who had gathered in the ship’s Ocean Bar for one of two daily team trivia competitions on sea days (one is usually held…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Games…”

Cruise Diary: Food, Glorious Food At Sea

Cruise Diary: Food, Glorious Food At Sea

Days 16-17, At Sea After two exciting days in Rio, two days at sea en route to Buenos Aires, were the ticket to relaxation and enjoyment. And talking of enjoyment, the first thing that pops to mind is the food, the glorious food on the Amsterdam. One of the reasons we selected Holland America for…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Food,…”