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Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

Cruise Diary: Barbecue on Pool Deck

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. On a late afternoon, while moored at Civitavecchia, HAL organized a barbecue on the pool deck. Both guest and crew enjoyed the gathering that included special drinks and desserts!

HAL’s Culinary Council Holds Second Annual Meeting Aboard Eurodam

HAL’s Culinary Council Holds Second Annual Meeting Aboard Eurodam

HAL’s Culinary Council held its second annual two-day meeting aboard Eurodam during a port call at New York on Oct. 4. Council members consult with the line throughout the year and gather annually for face-to-face meetings where they discuss current culinary trends, share information about what they are doing in their own businesses and brainstorm…   read more of “HAL’s…”

HAL Digital Workshop Techsperts 2012 Summit

HAL Digital Workshop Techsperts 2012 Summit

Special thanks to Veendam’s Techspert Rob who posted this on the Microsoft Blog. Techspert Rob here reporting from the ms Veendam. Have any of you heard about the upcoming Windows 8? Well to prepare for this exciting transition, all of us Techsperts got together at Microsoft HQ in Redmond, WA, to help bring together brand…   read more of “HAL Digital…”

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…”