HAL guest and Travel Writer Ben Patt submitted this note and photo from his recent cruise on board Westerdam. Thanks, Ben! It never fails to amaze us about how fanatical cruisers have become regarding the culinary skills of one Cruise Line versus another. As a result, we are never bashful about referring business to our… read more of “Travel Writer Lauds…”
Here are pictures of the wonderful food displays prepared by Veendam’s talented culinary team.
Travel Journalist and co-creator of CruiseReport.com Chris Dikman is currently sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries during his voyage. Cruise ship dining is evolving. Gone are the days of eating in the same dining room each evening with the same group of folks. Unless, of course, you choose to. Modern… read more of “Chris…”
The Pinnacle Grill is my favorite restaurant on Holland America ships and now it is offering something new called Le Cirque at the Pinnacle Grill. It’s so new, in fact, that when I recently made my reservation for the dinner on ms Ryndam, it was only the second time the ship had offered it. The… read more of “Cruise Diary: Le…”
When last I left you I was talking about my arrival at St. Thomas but primarily mentioning the previous day in San Juan and how the day in port ended rather abruptly due to the heavens springing a MAJOR leak. St. Thomas had beautiful weather day all day long. The focus here was to finish… read more of “DBA’s Cruise…”
The Ryndam had a special guest from the popular television series “Top Chef” come on board and wow everyone with his humor and cooking techniques. Fabio Viviani, a contestant from season six of Top Chef, and Ms. April Oreta whipped up some fun for our guests. Verlie Nelson is Ryndam’s human resources manager.
Florida-based travel writer and photographer Timothy O’Keefe was on board Maasdam for the ship’s 35-day Caribbean Voyage with his wife Linda, and he blogged about his cruise experience. To read Timothy’s previous and future posts, visit his Travels With Tim O’Keefe blog here. How many different kinds of Eggs Benedict can you name? Eggs Benedict… read more of “Cruise Diary: The…”
I have been on many Holland America cruises and find that I get into a routine on some of the activities. One of those is the food. I go to the dining room for dinner most of the time. On this two-week cruise on ms Ryndam there seems to be more options for food, or… read more of “Julie’s Cruise…”