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Anyone for Some Esterhazy Torte?

Anyone for Some Esterhazy Torte?

Last week Veendam’s assistant pastry chef Lorenzo Marcelino prepared Esterhazy Torte for our guests — five layers of crispy hazelnut meringue filled with nougat cream and topped with royal icing!

Nieuw Amsterdam Captain Comes Aboard for the First Time

Nieuw Amsterdam Captain Comes Aboard for the First Time

On Wed., May 12, Nieuw Amsterdam’s Captain Edward van Zaane boarded the ship for the first time and met with Mr. Ronchi, Fincantieri’s captain at the yard. Captain van Zaane also met with New Build Director Pieter Rijkaart and Chief Officer Jochem R.A. Bakker. Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Officers Working Hard

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Officers Working Hard

The officers are so busy these days. Here Chief Electrician Ed, left, and 2nd Electrician Barry are loading stuff on board … They try to keep themselves fit! Looking good guys! Mary Moore is a blog contributor based at the yard.

Meet Nieuw Amsterdam’s Housekeeping Newbuild Team

Meet Nieuw Amsterdam’s Housekeeping Newbuild Team

The ship is a buzz of activities for its preparation on its upcoming delivery. The Housekeeping team plays a very important role to get a ship ready. Under the very meticulous eyes of Chief Housekeeper Tetet Prihanotko, who has done several newbuilds (Oosterdam, Noordam, Westerdam, and as an additional chief housekeeper and a full chief…   read more of “Meet Nieuw…”

Fresh Bread Anyone?

Fresh Bread Anyone?

Chief Head Baker, Alex Dedios, right, and his Assistant Baker John Servelo make French bread, rolls and other breads for dinner aboard ms Veendam. Everything is made fresh daily aboard the ship. The machine Alex is using quickly cuts the kneeded dough into the correct portions and shapes of the rolls. On a daily basis,…   read more of “Fresh Bread…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Update: May 9, 2010

Nieuw Amsterdam Update: May 9, 2010

Some public areas on Nieuw Amsterdam are really beginning to take shape, as you can see from these recent pictures of the Merabella luxury shop. The designer jewelry boutique has an elegant atmosphere and I believe guests will really enjoy shopping there. The Shops on board the ship are nearly finished. The tile and carpet…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Students in Curacao Tour Zuiderdam

Students in Curacao Tour Zuiderdam

Highly-motivated students from two tourism management training schools on the island of Curacao got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Zuiderdam while the ship was in port. Two groups of 10 students and their supervisors were welcomed by Hotel Manager Kees van Santen in the Crow’s Nest, complete with a panoramic view of the beautiful harbor…   read more of “Students in Curacao…”