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Wave Journey Cruise Diary: EXC Port to Table

Wave Journey Cruise Diary: EXC Port to Table

Viv and Jill, editors and co-founders of WaveJourney.com, currently are guests on board Maasdam for an epic journey throughout the South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand regions. During their time on board, they’ll be showcasing their incredible experiences both on board and ashore. Come aboard and see what it’s like to cruise on Maasdam. Local and…   read more of “Wave Journey Cruise…”

Favorite Holiday Dishes, Traditions and Entertaining Tips from our Culinary Council

Favorite Holiday Dishes, Traditions and Entertaining Tips from our Culinary Council

The holidays are upon us, and homes across the globe are preparing to celebrate! Do you make a traditional dish from a recipe that’s been passed along for generations? Maybe you prefer something off-the-beathen sleigh path. Are you an expert entertainer or are you hosting for the first time? We asked the renowned chefs from…   read more of “Favorite Holiday…”

Holland America Line Named Tops for Dining, Itineraries and Entertainment in 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Holland America Line Named Tops for Dining, Itineraries and Entertainment in 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Cruise Critic, the world’s largest cruise reviews site and online cruise community, announced the winners in its 2019 Editors’ Picks Awards in the United States and Australia. Holland America Line’s excellence was recognized in three categories: Best Dining and Best Itineraries in the United States and Best Entertainment in Australia. The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks…   read more of “Holland America…”

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Celebrate National Chocolate Day with Jacques Torres’ Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

It’s National Chocolate Day, and while we certainly recommend eating chocolate year-round, today is the perfect day to combine two of our favorite things: chocolate and pumpkin! This time of year, everyone is featuring pumpkin-flavored dishes. Perhaps that’s because the fall-centric floavor goes so well with nearly everything. If you want to get in on…   read more of “Celebrate National…”

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kristen Kish Joins Holland America Line’s Award-Winning Culinary Council

‘Top Chef’ Winner Kristen Kish Joins Holland America Line’s Award-Winning Culinary Council

Holland America Line is adding “Top Chef” season 10 winner and acclaimed restaurateur Kristen Kish to its award-winning Culinary Council — a collection of elite, international celebrity chefs who bring global influence to dining experiences across the fleet. Kish’s playful yet refined cuisine will be featured on the menus in the Dining Room, showcasing French…   read more of “‘Top Chef’…”

Culinary Council Member Recipe: David Burke’s Tuna in Mustard Seed Crust

Culinary Council Member Recipe: David Burke’s Tuna in Mustard Seed Crust

Culinary Council Member David Burke recently participated in his Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise. During the voyage, he gave cooking demonstrations, as well hosted as an intimate, reservations-only dinner in Pinnacle Grill. These amazing cruises are an opportunity for our guests to get to know our superstar chefs and learn how to make some of…   read more of “Culinary Council…”

Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin: Provencal Palate

Executive Chef Rudi Sodamin: Provencal Palate

Lauded by Thomas Keller, published by Rizzoli, and honored with a slew of international gastronomic awards, Rudi Sodamin, Holland America Line’s master chef, is often happiest with a cheeseboard and fine bottle of wine. When I catch up with him in Marbella, Spain — he’s on holiday after disembarking in Amsterdam—the Austrian-born chef with the…   read more of “Executive Chef Rudi…”