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On Location: Canadian Culinary Delights

On Location: Canadian Culinary Delights

In Canada & New England, the “On Location” program is in full swing. This new enrichment experience offers onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals that allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. On cruises that explore Canada & New England, “On Location” guides present lectures…   read more of “On Location:…”

Learn to Make Caribbean Coolers at Mixology Class

Learn to Make Caribbean Coolers at Mixology Class

As part of the Culinary Arts Center program, guests can take mixology classes that teach how to concoct drinks like a professional bartender. On Caribbean voyages, guests can taste the island life and learn how to make refreshing cocktails dripping with tropical flavors. Three of the most popular drinks are fruity, cool and fresh. Which…   read more of “Learn to Make…”

Go ‘On Location’ in the Caribbean

Go ‘On Location’ in the Caribbean

With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around the world. “On Location” means that Holland America Line guests can learn to tango on the way to Argentina, take a cooking class taught…   read more of “Go ‘On…”

Ports of Call & Recipe: Jamaica

Ports of Call & Recipe: Jamaica

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is a part of the chain of Caribbean islands called the Greater Antilles, along with Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The tip of a mountain rising from the sea floor, Jamaica boasts lush rolling hills and beautiful beaches. Flora and fauna abound on this beautiful island, with 250 bird…   read more of “Ports of Call…”

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

Beer Tastings, Rum Tours and More

On a recent visit to Dublin, Ireland, Rotterdam’s bar team went to the Guinness Brewery and Jameson Distillery to learn more about the beverages they serve onboard. Passengers have the opportunity to visit these places, too, during a call at Dublin on the A Taste of Dublin: The Guinness Experience and the A Taste of…   read more of “Beer Tastings, Rum…”

Cocktail Recipes: More Mojitos

Cocktail Recipes: More Mojitos

A mojito can be light, refreshing and oh so good! Mojitos are tasty drinks that come from Cuba, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. The drink is so popular that many cultures around the world have their own variation. An “English Mojito” uses gin in place of rum…   read more of “Cocktail Recipes:…”

Recipe: Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova

Recipe: Kiwi and Passion Fruit Pavlova

Did you know that the Pavlova dessert was named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova? The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. While it has been suggested this dessert was created in…   read more of “Recipe: Kiwi and…”

Culinary Arts Center: Meet New Zealand Chef Phillip Kraal

Culinary Arts Center: Meet New Zealand Chef Phillip Kraal

If you want to learn how to make authentic food from Australia and New Zealand, join us on Volendam’s Nov. 23, 2013, Great Barrier Reef voyage where television personality and New Zealand Chef Phillip Kraal is scheduled to be onboard as part of the Culinary Arts Center program. This will be Kraal’s fifth cruise with…   read more of “Culinary Arts…”