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Cruise Diary: Feb. 12, 2010

Cruise Diary: Feb. 12, 2010

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico During this cruise we have seen several sites of Mexico which makes it an attractive itinerary to sail on. Finally, it was time to do some shopping. We have seen the contrasts of the ports of call in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is very modern. A quick walk from the ship is a…   read more of “Cruise Diary: Feb….”

Dinner with the Gnomes

Dinner with the Gnomes

On February 5 we had a theme dinner, “Dinner with Gnomes.” It was one of the new themes for the Grand World Cruise. The Dining Room entrance was decorated with a gnome’s house, wells and of course the little gnome figures. The Dining Room staff — from the management, stewards, assistants and wine stewards —…   read more of “Dinner with the…”

Amsterdam’s Winter Wonderland Ball

Amsterdam’s Winter Wonderland Ball

Recently on the Amsterdam we held a White Winter Wonderland Ball in the Dining Room, Queen’s Lounge and Crow’s Nest. The Dining Room was decorated with the color white and snow, as well as penguins for display, ice carvings, and everything was covered with white taffeta. Staff and guests enjoyed the theme evening, many pictures…   read more of “Amsterdam’s…”

Amsterdam Dining à l’Orange

Amsterdam Dining à l’Orange

Recently we held an Antarctic Orange theme in the dining room. We put the life raft in the dining room and also orange tents at the lower level and by the entrance we decorated with an orange tent. All dining room management and crew dressed with orange-colored jackets and orange hats. It was a cool evening! Komang…   read more of “Amsterdam Dining à…”

Amsterdam’s Black and White Ball

Amsterdam’s Black and White Ball

Our first themed dinner for the Grand World Cruise 2010 was the “Black and White Ball.” As usual, we decorated the dining room with giant beach balls and plenty of black and white balloons at each table. We also decorated the atrium and Queen’s lounge for this event. Enjoy the pictures!

Wine at Sea — A Week Aboard Eurodam

Wine at Sea — A Week Aboard Eurodam

Tom Plant recently sailed aboard Eurodam as part of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association’s eastern Caribbean cruise and shared his account and some photos. Thanks Tom! To say this has been an interesting week would be a gross understatement. My wife Laura and I learned we would be joining a group from…   read more of “Wine at Sea — A…”

Congratulations Chef Amante Batronil

Congratulations Chef Amante Batronil

After a lot of hard work, preparation, and studying (and with a great teacher supporting him – Executive Chef Robert Schumann), Amante Batronil (known to his friends as Paco) took his cooking exam today to finish off his apprenticeship in the kitchen. He passed his written exam with flying colors and prepared a fabulous five-course…   read more of “Congratulations…”

Ryndam’s Dazzling Christmas Village At-Sea

Ryndam’s Dazzling Christmas Village At-Sea

Douglas Hernandez, Ryndam’s hotel manager, shared this note and photos from the ship’s ‘ultimate Christmas village at-sea’ and dazzling holiday decorations. Our vision for the Christmas village was to replicate a small village in Konstanz near the border of Austria and Germany. Our village consists of 13 houses, two churches, one tunnel, one lake, one…   read more of “Ryndam’s…”