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Balancing Creative Cuisine and Comfort Food

Balancing Creative Cuisine and Comfort Food

Rudi Sodamin As master chef for Holland America Line’s fleet, Rudi Sodamin is tasked with finding a balance between creativity and familiarity on the menus. Rudi tells Paul Lasley about the culinary creations aboard Eurodam and his favorite comfort food. To listen to this podcast, click on the arrow below. [audio:http://www.hollandamerica.com/blog/audio/Rudi_Sudamin_Pod.mp3]

Sail Away at the Ocean Bar

Sail Away at the Ocean Bar

We asked Pam to take photos of the venues we haven’t seen yet, and here’s your first look at the Ocean Bar. This popular lounge is at the top of the atrium and is the perfect locale for cocktails and dancing.

First Inaugural Dinner a Success

Just to let you know that we have started our intros, and the first of 65 events has been completed. It was an appreciation dinner hosted by Dan Grausz, Holland America Line’s senior vice president of fleet operations. All Eurodam officers, Eurodam newbuild staff, Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding inspectors, Seattle staff currently on board and Zuiderdam…   read more of “First Inaugural…”

Pinnacle Bar is Complete

Pinnacle Bar is Complete

Pam sent us this photo of the Pinnacle Bar, which is adjacent to the Pinnacle Grill, looking ready to welcome its first guests. It seems like just yesterday that the ship was only wires and steel!

Benvenuto a Canaletto

Benvenuto a Canaletto

Here are the latest photos of Canaletto, taken by Pam. Canaletto will serve fine Italian food for dinner only. Although there is no charge to dine in the alternative restaurant, reservations are suggested. The 66-seat restaurant is located on Deck 9 in a special section of the Lido Restaurant created by installing movable screens.

Meet Tamarind’s Staff

Meet Tamarind’s Staff

Blog Board member Ed van Weijen just sent us this photo of Tamarind. It looks like an elegant and intimate dining venue. Jafar Al-Shibibi, corporate manager, guest and dining services for Holland America Line, sent us this photo of some of Tamarind’s all-female wait staff. They have moved on board since we received the photo,…   read more of “Meet…”

Dining Room Almost Ready for Patrons

Dining Room Almost Ready for Patrons

Here are the latest shots of the two-level Rembrandt Dining Room, Eurodam’s main dining room. Pam snapped views of both levels, as well as the staircase and entrance.