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Cruise Diary: Le Cirque Dining Experience

Cruise Diary: Le Cirque Dining Experience

This was the evening Yvon and I had been looking forward to. The new Holland America Line dining experience, Le Cirque. Well, we can tell you all, it was an experience. The taste of the dishes served and the choices offered were, in one word, fantastic. Those who introduced this way of dining on the…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”

Indonesian Tea Ceremony on Nieuw Amsterdam

Indonesian Tea Ceremony on Nieuw Amsterdam

Here are some photos recently taken by HAL guest and blog fan Suzanne. She sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and had a spectacular time at the Indonesian Tea Ceremony. Thanks Suzanne for these great pictures!

‘A Taste of Australia’ Grand Event on Amsterdam

‘A Taste of Australia’ Grand Event on Amsterdam

On February 23, the Amsterdam held “A Taste of Australia” special themed event on the way to Cairns, Australia. The Lido deck, pool mid-ship and the Lido Restaurant were set for the Grand event with wine barrels, market stalls, wine displays, corks, Australian beer displays, and of course the food buffet that included lots of…   read more of “‘A Taste of…”

Now That’s Some Fresh Seafood!

Now That’s Some Fresh Seafood!

Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin is aboard Amsterdam for part of the Grand World Voyage. In Sydney he went ashore and got some fresh seafood to bring aboard. Looks like he’s going to create something delicious for the guests tonight!

Images from An Evening at Le Cirque

Images from An Evening at Le Cirque

Journalist Ginger Dingus recently sailed on Nieuw Amsterdam and sent in a few of photos related to the An Evening at Le Cirque in the Pinnacle Grill experience.

A Tropical Paradise on board Amsterdam

A Tropical Paradise on board Amsterdam

Last night we had a themed event called “Tropical Paradise Formal” with more great decorations for the dining room especially the tables that were decorated with palm trees, the dining room entrances as well as the dining room atrium with lots of green and gold fabric and parrots. The crew wore matching colored vests with…   read more of “A Tropical Paradise…”

Amsterdam’s Grand Casino Royale

Amsterdam’s Grand Casino Royale

Last night, we held a themed event titled “Five Oceans Casino.” The lounges, casino and dining room was decorated with casino card cascades, playing card cut-outs, and balloons with dice weights. Our stewards dressed up in colorful casino vests and beautiful ice-carvings were placed at the entrances. Guests and crew really enjoyed themselves. Next up,…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”