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Recipe: Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova

Recipe: Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova

Did you know that the Pavlova dessert was named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova? The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. While it has been suggested this dessert was created in…   read more of “Recipe: Kiwi and…”

Recipe: Enjoy Worldly Flavors at the Master Chefs International Dinner

Recipe: Enjoy Worldly Flavors at the Master Chefs International Dinner

Did you know that once a cruise Holland America Line features a Master Chefs International Dinner in the main dining room showcasing signature dishes from six continents? Guests can design their international three-course meal by choosing each course from selections that represent a variety of cultures. The exclusive 20-dish menu includes appetizers, entrees and deserts…   read more of “Recipe: Enjoy…”

Cool Cocktails to Celebrate Alaska

Cool Cocktails to Celebrate Alaska

Every region has cocktails that speak to the experiences and flavors of the area. Here are two drinks that we serve onboard that remind us of Alaska. One is hearty and rich, while the other is light and fruity. Enjoy! Icy Bourbon Mint Yield: 1 cocktail Ingredients: .75 oz White creme de mint .75 oz…   read more of “Cool Cocktails to…”

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Half Moon Cay Rocks

Ah, the fabulous beaches of Half Moon Cay. Don’t you wish you were there? Guests Jos and Monique Bruijstens enjoyed spending their winter holiday with us, and they sent in these great shots in honor of “Beach Week!” Enjoy! Last December we had a wonderful cruise on board ms Westerdam in the Caribbean. For us…   read more of “Half Moon Cay…”

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Cruise Diary: Juneau, Alaska

Mike Faust, blogger and editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaskan cruise and chronicled his trip. Enjoy his latest adventure in Juneau! My morning began bright and early around 7 am as we continued to sail towards Alaska’s capital city. The morning was filled with slow sailing and expansive,…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Praline Pecan Sauce

Recipe: Chef Jeremy Langlois’ Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Praline Pecan Sauce

Jeremy Langlois leads the culinary team at the Houmas House Plantation as executive chef of the award-winning Latil’s Landing Restaurant, named by Esquire magazine as one of the top 20 best new restaurants in America. Chef Langlois recently sailed on Zuiderdam as part of the Culinary Arts Center program and gave some tasty demonstrations. Pan…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Jeremy…”

Cruise Diary: Inside Passage Day 2

Cruise Diary: Inside Passage Day 2

Mike Faust, editor of Cruise Currents, recently sailed on board Zuiderdam for a seven-night Alaskan cruise and chronicled his trip for us. What’s your favorite Alaskan port? Let us know in the comments below! Day two aboard the Zuiderdam is coming to a close and it is still light as can be out. The sunset…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”