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Veendam’s Festive Christmas Village

Veendam’s Festive Christmas Village

Our ship is beautifully decorated this year and the center piece is an impressive Christmas village made form gingerbread. Neil Veldgein Dsouza, our pastry chef, together with his team put their passion and talent into every detail of this tasty landscape. Enjoy the photos!

Rudi’s Recipes: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree

Rudi’s Recipes: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree

Hanukkah is here – a time for gatherings with family and friends, eight days of presents and great food! Here’s a delicious, modern take on a traditional favorite: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree. Enjoy! Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree Yield: 8 servings Carrot puree is a colorful alternative to traditional applesauce. If you use a…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Amsterdam’s Grand International Show Buffet

Amsterdam’s Grand International Show Buffet

Amsterdam’s Grand Asia & Australia Voyage has ended. These photos were taken during our final themed dinner, a Grand Show Buffet that celebrated the many countries we have visited. The dining room was filled with flags from various countries. Our crew members wore traditional outfits from many of the countries we visited and the guests…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Amsterdam’s Autumn Leaves Fall Ball

Amsterdam’s Autumn Leaves Fall Ball

A few days ago we held a themed event called “Autumn Leaves Fall Ball.” The dining room and lounges were decorated in maroon, cooper, gold and black with lame fabrics, cascades, chair covers and napkins. Enjoy the photos!

Cruise Diary: Sushi at Tamarind

Cruise Diary: Sushi at Tamarind

No stay on the Eurodam would be complete without a visit to Tamarind. Love sushi? This place is for you! The menu is based on the feng shui elements of water, fire, wood and earth. The décor at Tamarind is modern and its wait staff so delightful. Pamela Baade, Holland America Line’s manager of corporate…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Sushi…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Rudi’s Recipes: Chocolate Pecan Pie

Here is the last recipe for the Thanksgiving Dish Contest. It’s the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving meal… Here’s a terrific variation on one of the most popular holiday pies. Be sure to cut small slices — it’s rich. — Rudi Sodamin Chocolate Pecan Pie Yield: 12 servings INGREDIENTS Pie Crust: 1.5 cups all-purpose…   read more of “Rudi’s…”