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Cruise Diary: Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza

Cruise Diary: Chocolate Dessert Extravaganza

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg were on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruises on board Ryndam. They chronicled their cruising experience for us on the blog. Once on every cruise the chocolate dessert extravaganza is presented. It’s an event no one wants to miss. Ryndam‘s patisserie chef and his team did their best to make a beautiful…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Prinsendam’s Poolside Barbecue at Istanbul

Prinsendam’s Poolside Barbecue at Istanbul

The beautiful Prinsendam is currently on a Mediterranean & Black Sea Voyage, sailing from Barcelona to Athens. During our visit to Istanbul, Turkey, we held a Shawarma barbecue in the Lido Pool area with special Turkish decorations. The tent was filled with Turkish carpet, tea, traditional foods and other delicacies from Turkey. There also was…   read more of “Prinsendam’s…”

Amsterdam’s Grand Black & Silver Ball

Amsterdam’s Grand Black & Silver Ball

Special thanks to Amsterdam’s Dining Room Manager Pras for sharing these photos from the ship’s “Black and Silver Ball.” Enjoy!

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Cabana Club Dinner

Nieuw Amsterdam’s Cabana Club Dinner

In January 2012, Culinary Operations Manager Darren Lewis and myself worked together on the Eurodam. We came up with a concept for the Cabana area on deck 11 forward of the ship. This area has 14 Cabanas that guests can rent throughout the day, but as the area is not used in the evening, they…   read more of “Nieuw…”

Norway Cruise Inspires Lofoten Islands Diptych

Norway Cruise Inspires Lofoten Islands Diptych

Professional artist Piet Noest cruised Norway on Prinsendam in June 2012 and shared with us some of the studies he completed on the ship. Piet used these studies to complete his ultimate project, a diptych of the Lofoten Islands. The studies for the ‘Lofoten Diptych’ were done from the verandah of my cabin on Prinsendam,…   read more of “Norway Cruise…”

Cruise Diary: Day at Sea

Cruise Diary: Day at Sea

Yvon and Cees Kloppenburg are currently on a back-to-back western Mediterranean cruise on board Ryndam. They will be chronicling their cruising experience for us on the blog. The cruise we’re currently on is named “Spanish Serenade.” Beside the call at Casablanca, we will only visit Spanish ports. Some people still think that a cruise is…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Day…”

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant Hosts Cooking Class on Westerdam

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant Hosts Cooking Class on Westerdam

Michelin star Chef Paul Virant recently sailed aboard Westerdam to Alaska. During his time on board, Chef Virant held classes, performed cooking demonstrations, showcased his culinary expertise and shared tips with guest in Westerdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions allow guests to participate in making a…   read more of “Michelin Star Chef…”

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Chef Pieter Scheermeijer Holds a Class for Rotterdam Guest

Dutch Chef Pieter Scheermeijer is currently sailing aboard Rotterdam’s Spain and Portugal Explorer cruise until Sept. 22. During his time on board, Chef Scheermeijer will hold classes, perform cooking demonstrations, showcase his culinary expertise and share tips with guest in Rotterdam’s Culinary Arts Center, the line’s state-of-the-art show kitchen aboard each ship. The interactive sessions…   read more of “Chef Pieter…”