During the crossing, Nieuw Amsterdam offered guests the option to pick up their own lunch from the galley so our passengers could see it during full operation. While some guests opted to actually pick up their lunch in the kitchen, other guests preferred to have their lunch served but came to view and take photographs… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”
I am pretty much a traditionalist when it comes to dining on a cruise. I enjoy fixed seating and getting to know the other people at our table. But Holland America is offering so many options these days in the ‘As You Wish’ dining program that I decided to try something different on our 12-day… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Jan Hinman is a travel writer based in Seattle, Wash. She is currently sailing on Eurodam from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her time on board. Enjoy! I never met an eggplant I liked – until today. On this, day four of a 12-day cruise on… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Monday we celebrated Canada’s Thanksgiving for our Canadian guests and Canadian crew members. Tom, our dining room manager, is one of them. We decorated the dining room in red and white and plenty of Canadian flags. Enjoy!
Every cruise we try to take part in ‘An Evening at Le Cirque’ in the Pinnacle Grill. The chef did a great job because the food was amazing. We are sorry that we can’t let you taste the food, you will have to book a cruise for that. In the meantime, you can enjoy the… read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”
Knowing that the ship was scheduled to call in Cadiz, Spain on September 25, I organized an educational tour for the Beverage Department. Cadiz is the gateway to Jerez De La Frontera, where Sherry and Brandy come from. Bodegas Domecq and Fundador, makers of Sherry Terry, Harvey’s Bristol Cream, Brandy Terry and Brandy Fundador, opened… read more of “Rotterdam Crew Tour…”
Travel blogger Leanne recently sailed on board Nieuw Amsterdam to the Caribbean and wrote about her experience as a cruise newbie on her blog Travel with Leanne. Here’s her first entry. Enjoy! I’ve never been on a cruise. Before this trip, I was a cruise virgin. I really didn’t know what to expect. I’d heard… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
Nieuw Amsterdam recently held a Dessert Extravaganza on board. The large assortment and variety of desserts were sure to satisfy every sweet tooth. Here are a couple pictures of the event, enjoy!