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Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

The first formal night on board the Statendam took us to our favorite dining spot at sea, the Pinnacle Grill. Here we enjoyed excellent service with great food and wine. We also attended a fun cooking demonstration. The Pinnacle Grill’s staff, led by their manager Sal, made that evening an unforgettable one for Yvon and myself.

From left: Theresia, Yvon, me and Pinnacle Grill Manager Sal.

Yvon studying the Pinnacle Grill menu on formal night.

The succulent Diane Steak at the Pinnacle Grill.

Pinnacle Grill waiter preparing the table for our amazing dinner.

Later that night we attended a Filipino crew show in the ship’s wonderful Showroom at Sea. The crew represented their country in a great way. They received a standing ovation after their performance.

The crew performing a traditional dance known as the candle light dance.

The next day during tea time we met our dining room waiter serving us tea.

A wide choice of tea is presented during afternoon tea time at 15:00/3 p.m.

Which tea do you prefer?


Cees and Yvon Kloppenburg are regular contributors to the Holland America blog. They are currently on board Statendam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout the duration of their time on board.

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