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Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Open House Galley Lunch

Nieuw Amsterdam Hosts Open House Galley Lunch

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…”

Cruise Diary: Eurodam’s Culinary Delights

Cruise Diary: Eurodam’s Culinary Delights

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:…”

A Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration on Amsterdam

A Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration on Amsterdam

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!

Rotterdam Crew Tour Jerez de la Frontera Winery

Rotterdam Crew Tour Jerez de la Frontera Winery

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…”

Cruise Diary: Holland America Ships and Stuff

Cruise Diary: Holland America Ships and Stuff

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:…”

Dessert Extravaganza on Nieuw Amsterdam

Dessert Extravaganza on Nieuw Amsterdam

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!