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Rotterdam’s Dessert Extravaganza

Rotterdam’s Dessert Extravaganza

Nicoline and I were on board of the wonderful ms Rotterdam from New York City to Rotterdam. Here are a few pictures I took of the dessert extravaganza on May 27. Aad Hoogesteger

Dessert Extravaganza Delights Rotterdam Guests

Dessert Extravaganza Delights Rotterdam Guests

Last week aboard Rotterdam we held a “Dessert Extravaganza” for our guests in the Lido pool, Deck 8 midship. We had many desserts and a dark chocolate and white chocolate fountain with many sweet delicacies served. The kitchen staff were very proud of their presentation as well as the dining room staff that was serving…   read more of “Dessert…”

You’re Aboard Eurodam

You’re Aboard Eurodam

Set aside what you’re doing for a moment, and come with me. Together, we will board Holland America Line’s brand new Eurodam for a virtual cruise. I’ll give you a few minutes to pack. Let me know when you’re ready.

Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe

Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe

We received this plaintive cry for help and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to share a Rudi Sodamin recipe with you: We have sailed on the Westerdam before and loved the trip and the bread pudding. I know I found the recipe on line before but can’t find it now. Could you tell me how…   read more of “Rudi…”

Rotterdam Ends Grand World Voyage with Grand Culinary Buffet

Rotterdam Ends Grand World Voyage with Grand Culinary Buffet

Both Culinary Operations Manager Bart Groeneveld and Assistant Dining Room Manager Komang sent us fabulous photos from Rotterdam’s traditional show buffet in the dining room at the end of the Grand World Voyage. (The GWV officially ends tomorrow at Port Everglades, Fla.) Executive Chef Bernie Rius and the ship’s kitchen brigade created spectacular culinary delights…   read more of “Rotterdam Ends…”

Rotterdam Celebrates Mother’s Day

Rotterdam Celebrates Mother’s Day

Yesterday evening May 10, 2009, we celebrated Mother’s Day on board the Rotterdam. As usual, we decorated the Dining Room, Queen’s Lounge and Pinnacle Grill in purple, gold and pink colors with taffeta, columns, ceiling décor, cascades, etc. We also presented every lady guest with “pink roses” for the event for an extra “touch.” It…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

World’s Best Crab Cakes — Really!

World’s Best Crab Cakes — Really!

Willard B. Brown sent us this photo of the Dungeness crab cake served in the Pinnacle Grill, along with this message: I was disappointed that the recipe was not in the latest cookbook. Since the Eurodam was in harbor here in New York [last summer], I went aboard, had lunch and toured the ship. I…   read more of “World’s Best…”

Rotterdam’s Pink Panther Theme Night

Rotterdam’s Pink Panther Theme Night

On April 26 on board the Rotterdam we held “The Pink Panther” theme, which included a ball in the Queen’s Lounge and the dining room also was decorated with the theme in pink color. The crew was dressed in pink and black vests, and some entertainment staff wore their pink cat outfits. It was a…   read more of “Rotterdam’s…”