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Holland America Line Adds Acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line Adds Acclaimed Seattle Chef Ethan Stowell to Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line is amplifying the star power on its award-winning Culinary Council with the addition of Seattle chef Ethan Stowell. The Seattle-based premium cruise line chose the hometown chef to enhance its culinary offerings aboard its fleet of 14 ships, including the line’s newest ship Nieuw Statendam, which begins sailing Dec. 5, 2018. Stowell…   read more of “Holland America…”

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards in U.S., U.K. and Australia

Holland America Line Wins Four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards in U.S., U.K. and Australia

Holland America Line’s excellence was recognized around the world with four Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. The editors in the United States honored Holland America Line with Best Dining and Best Ship Refurbishment for ms Westerdam. In the United Kingdom, the editors also awarded the cruise line…   read more of “Holland America…”

Recipe: Chef Shaun Clouston Stirs Things Up on Amsterdam’s Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage

Recipe: Chef Shaun Clouston Stirs Things Up on Amsterdam’s Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage

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…”

Giving Tuesday: Culinary Team Makes Nearly 700 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for Children’s Homes in Mexico

Giving Tuesday: Culinary Team Makes Nearly 700 Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches for Children’s Homes in Mexico

During their recent conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Holland America Line’s culinary team took time to give back to the local community. Holland America Line Vice President of Food and Beverage Frits Van Der Werff, Culinary Consultant and Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and several of the cruise line’s executive chefs spent hours making nearly 700…   read more of “Giving Tuesday:…”

Rudi’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie

Rudi’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Pear Pie

Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to reflect on all of the things we have to be grateful for. Friends and family come together to celebrate the holiday, cooking a feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, greenbean and corn casseroles and so many other delicious dishes. If you have a sweet…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Celebrate National Sandwich Day at Koningsdam’s New York Deli & Pizza

Celebrate National Sandwich Day at Koningsdam’s New York Deli & Pizza

In honor of National Sandwich Day, we’re shining a special light on a fan favorite — New York Deli & Pizza! While this poolside venue is ideal for personal, made-to-order pizzas, it’s also the perfect place to grab delicious, freshly made specialty sandwiches. Whether you’ve had an active day ashore or spent the day lounging…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

Recipe: Chef Denise Vivaldo Makes Roasted Tenderloin of Beef on the Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage

Recipe: Chef Denise Vivaldo Makes Roasted Tenderloin of Beef on the Grand Asia & Pacific Voyage

On Oct. 1, Amsterdam departed San Diego for its epic 80-day Grand Asia and Pacific Voyage. Over the course of this cruise, a host of extremely talented guest chefs will be coming aboard to share their culinary knowledge, passion and delicious dishes with fortunate guests! The first chef to join Amsterdam was Denise Vivaldo. Denise…   read more of “Recipe: Chef Denise…”