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Cruise Diary: The Eggs Benedict Dilemma

Cruise Diary: The Eggs Benedict Dilemma

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…”

Amsterdam’s Grand Show Buffet

Amsterdam’s Grand Show Buffet

Amsterdam’s Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld submitted this post and photo from the ship’s recent Grand Show Buffet. Executive Chef Bernie and the Amsterdam Kitchen Brigade have created a spectacular world of culinary delights — a Grand Voyage–exclusive feast for both the eyes and palate. During this event, guests can marvel at the artistry of…   read more of “Amsterdam’s Grand…”

Cruise Diary: Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

Cruise Diary: Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

An impression of a long and fantastic day in Puerto Chiapas. Always impressive to see your cruise ship making a full swing around in port.

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

During our day at sea, we were invited to a special Indonesian lunch. We enjoyed delicious cuisine and attended a great traditional Indonesian show. During formal night, we choose to dine in the Rotterdam Dining Room. Holland America Line keeps the tradition of formal nights going on their ships, although if you do not want…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

Cruise Diary: Statendam’s Formal Night Delights

The first formal night on board the Statendam took us to our favorite dining spot at sea, the Pinnacle Grill. Here we enjoyed excellent service with great food and wine. We also attended a fun cooking demonstration. The Pinnacle Grill’s staff, led by their manager Sal, made that evening an unforgettable one for Yvon and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Cruise Diary: A Day at Sea

Travel writer Raisa Rivas is sailing aboard Nieuw Amsterdam and will be sending in cruise diaries throughout her voyage. Photos by Gregorio Mayi. Days at sea are great to just relax, but my group of colleagues and me were blessed to have a tight itinerary touring the ship to get a more in-depth idea how…   read more of “Cruise Diary: A Day…”

Cruise Diary: Around the Ship

Cruise Diary: Around the Ship

Here’s more from Jessica Au’s blog from her Alaska cruise aboard Zuiderdam. The food on board is great, as we have dined in the Canaletto (Italian restaurant), the Lido (casual buffet), the Pinnacle Grill (fine dining), and the Vista Dining Room (main dining room). The variety of foods offered suits people of all backgrounds and…   read more of “Cruise Diary:…”