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Look Who’s Cruising: Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni

Look Who’s Cruising: Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni

Sirio Maccioni, legendary restaurateur and founder of Le Cirque, and his wife Egidiana, recently served as guest chefs on board Noordam to the delight of guests and crew alike. The Maccioni’s hosted two culinary demonstrations in front of a packed audience inside the ship’s Culinary Arts Center where they taught guests how to make Le…   read more of “Look Who’s…”

Cruise Diary: Cellar Master’s Dinner

Cruise Diary: Cellar Master’s Dinner

Here’s the last post from journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos). Enjoy! Special dinner events Enhancing Noordam’s cooking demonstrations are special events such as the “Dine with the Chef,” where Marc-Andre prepares and serves several courses before the very eyes of guests; the “Cellar Master’s Dinner,” where Sommelier Frank Menzel…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) sailed the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. Enjoy! Noordam’s dining options In addition to the culinary programs, Noordam aims to please its guest through five specialty restaurants providing a wide variety of dining options: the Vista Main Dining Room, Canaletto, Lido Restaurant, Pinnacle…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Torres Winery

Explorer’s Scrapbook: Torres Winery

The Nieuw Amsterdam team had the opportunity to go on an educational excursion to the famous Torres Winery in Penedes, Spain, during our visit to Barcelona. It was an amazing experience, as the winery boasted a state of art audio-visual theatre in which they presented their brief history. No doubt the winery is fully equipped…   read more of “Explorer’s…”

Cruise Diary: Culinary Arts Center

Cruise Diary: Culinary Arts Center

Here’s another great post from Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos). Enjoy! Culinary Arts Center This section on the Noordam is a feature we’ve not experienced on other cruises. Equipped with a closed circuit TV and a state of the art preparation center, it is a perfect setting for culinary…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights Aboard Noordam – Part 1

Cruise Diary: Culinary Delights Aboard Noordam – Part 1

Journalist Lou Freed and her husband Jim (who took the photos) are sailing the Mediterranean on Noordam’s Roman Empire Cruise. During their time on board the pair have had the pleasure of experiencing all the culinary delights on board, including a kitchen tour, Cellar Master’s Dinner, Culinary Arts Center and everything in-between. They chronicled their…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Chocolate Extravaganza on Ryndam

Chocolate Extravaganza on Ryndam

Aad Hoogesteger sent in these photos from the chocolate extravaganza on his recent Ryndam cruise that shows off the incredible talents of the ship’s culinary team.