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A World of Culinary Choices on Each Cruise

A World of Culinary Choices on Each Cruise

Cuisine is an important part of every vacation, and no more so than on a Holland America Line cruise. From casual dining in the Lido to culinary creations by celebrity chefs, each dining experience is a gastronomic event. Do you like to dine on regional specialties and exotic flavors or do you tend to stick…   read more of “A World of Culinary…”

On Location: Australia & New Zealand

On Location: Australia & New Zealand

With Volendam and Oosterdam recently arriving at Australia, the “On Location” program is in full swing on Australia and New Zealand cruises. “On Location” brings local traditions, culinary tastes and cultural experiences to life both on board and off to deepen guests’ appreciation of the destinations they are exploring. Guests who travel Down Under will…   read more of “On Location:…”

On Location: Hawaiian Cuisine and More

On Location: Hawaiian Cuisine and More

The “On Location” program on Hawaiian cruises means a whole roster of activities and experiences to immerse guests into Hawaiian culture and history. From hula lessons and lei making to culinary demonstrations from a local chef to delicious Hawaiian dishes on the menus, there’s a variety of activities that bring the Aloha spirit onboard. Here…   read more of “On Location:…”

In Memoriam: Chef Charlie Trotter

In Memoriam: Chef Charlie Trotter

We are profoundly saddened by the news of the passing of Charlie Trotter, one of America’s greatest chefs and a founding member of the Holland America Line Culinary Council. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. “Our relationship with Charlie went beyond being business colleagues,” said Stein Kruse,…   read more of “In Memoriam: Chef…”

What Cruise Activities are Most Popular? Fans Speak!

What Cruise Activities are Most Popular? Fans Speak!

A cruise is more about visiting beautiful and interesting places. Today, the ships are the destinations as well, with so much to do, see and learn while onboard. Whether it’s a sea day with hours of free time to spend indulging in all of the shipboard activities, or a port day when the ship is…   read more of “What Cruise…”

On Location: Mediterranean Barbecue

On Location: Mediterranean Barbecue

When I found I was going on a “Mediterranean Adventure” on the Nieuw Amsterdam I thought that the adventure would be the ports of call. Exciting places like Toulon, Palermo and Naples. What I had not realised was that most of the adventure actually took place on board! Thanks to Holland America’s new initiative called…   read more of “On Location:…”

On Location: Caribbean Cuisine

On Location: Caribbean Cuisine

Where do the most delicious mangoes grow? In the Caribbean of course! As part of the “On Location” program, Holland America Line brings local culture to life showcasing unique entertainment and enriching activities, as well as the cuisine of each region. On Caribbean voyages, guests might find Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s decadent and refreshing Mango…   read more of “On Location:…”

The Pinnacle Grill: Three Unique Dining Experiences

The Pinnacle Grill: Three Unique Dining Experiences

Guest Roland recently sailed on Eurodam and dined three times in the Pinnacle Grill, emjoying three unique culinary experiences offered in the restaurant: the “classic” Pinnacle Grill, An Evening at Le Cirque and Taste of De Librije. Each menu features different flavors and settings tailored to the theme, but all with the same elegant atmosphere and excellent service…   read more of “The Pinnacle Grill:…”