As Amsterdam gets ready to wrap up its 80-day Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage next week, we reminisce about the talented guest chefs who came aboard to further enrich our guests’ experience by sharing their culinary knowledge, as well as their incredibly delicious recipes! Chef Shaun Clouston was recently onboard Amsterdam, wowing guests with his… read more of “Recipe: Chef Shaun…”
From “All About Salmon” to “Fresh From Alaska,” cooking classes and demonstrations in the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine Magazine, on Alaska cruises teach guests the finer side of local cuisine. Guests who participate in the “Flavors of the Northwest” cooking class learn how to prepare salmon several ways. This delicious local… read more of “Cooking Classes and…”
Holland America Line menus are diverse and varied. From appetizers to desserts, each course is filled with options to suit any taste. With a global fleet, the menus are able to showcase local flavors and specialties.
We asked, and you answered. Holland America Line fans have a very diverse list of favorite menu items, from soups to salads, salmon to beef, chocolaty to fruity. We’re taking your top choices and creating the perfect menu for a dinner party, Holland America style.
A somewhat delayed post this week, mainly due to a change of itinerary and some considerable time on the bridge; this not due to the change, more to do with the weather, insomuch we have experienced reduced visibility on a number of occasions. I’m pleased to say that this did not detract from guests’ enjoyment,… read more of “Captain’s…”
Our speed from Vancouver to the ‘Great Land’ and our first port, Juneau, is governed by the time of slack water at Seymour Narrows. The parameter for the transit of this narrow passage is dependent on the speed of the current. We have compulsory pilots with us, from the Pacific Pilotage Authority, and they have… read more of “Captain’s…”
Adventure traveler and Dutch TV personality Charlotte Van Hoorn was on board Zaandam for an Alaska cruise and will be sharing her adventure with us. Well, we’re here, but fogged in. Here’s where HAL’s On Location programming really saves the day’s expectations. The enrichment activities covered the 5 senses, starting with the National Park Rangers… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”