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Celebrating Easter on Rotterdam

Celebrating Easter on Rotterdam

We were at sea and celebrated Easter with a Grand Show Buffet in the Dining Room Lower level during this Grand World Voyage. Of course, it wouldn’t be Easter without some Easter bunnies. The Rotterdam dinning room team really got into the mood of the holiday. Komang Sumartha is Rotterdam’s assistant dining manager.

What’s In a Blue Lagoon?

What’s In a Blue Lagoon?

To Whom It May Concern on the Westerdam: We were one of three couples — Rice, Rydel and Ludwig — traveling on the Westerdam voyage March 22 through March 28, 2009. There was a drink served in the Pinnacle Grill Bar and the Ocean Bar on this cruise that we think was named the “Blue…   read more of “What’s In a…”

Prinsendam’s Culinary Masterpiece

Prinsendam’s Culinary Masterpiece

Prinsendam’s Hotel Manager, Francois, sent us these beautiful pictures from the South America Grand Voyage Show Buffet. Executive Chef Pedro Lontoc and the Prinsendam “kitchen brigade” created a world of culinary delights amid an ice menagerie; a feast for both the palate and the eyes.

Rotterdam Transforms Into an Asia Market

Rotterdam Transforms Into an Asia Market

If you’ve never been on a World Cruise the question might arise about how — aside from length of journey or destinations visited — these cruises are different from others. There are many little things that in sum add up to an unforgettable experience. And then there are some big things that are just so…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

Making the Cuisine Picture Perfect

Making the Cuisine Picture Perfect

Corporate chefs John Mulvaney and Mischa Graafmans are hard at work on the Zuiderdam taking pictures of this summer’s new menu cycle. Each day they are taking pictures of 20 dishes. This means that they have to prepare them, cook them and “plate” them before they even can take the picture. They have the assistance…   read more of “Making the Cuisine…”

A Cloud of Cotton Candy in Canaletto

A Cloud of Cotton Candy in Canaletto

Canaletto, the Italian eatery aboard Eurodam, now serves cotton candy as a dessert option. It was a great dose of nostalgia to enjoy cotton candy as I did when I was a kid. Jeroen also enjoyed his cotton candy dose, called in Dutch “suikerspin”— sugar spider.

A Suite Soiree in Rio de Janeiro

A Suite Soiree in Rio de Janeiro

Aboard Prinsendam On January 27, all suite guests were invited to a special night prepared just for them. The Crow’s Nest was completely transformed into a classy dining room with a super view of Rio de Janeiro. Local Brazilian performers — dancers and a band — were brought on board for the evening entertainment. A…   read more of “A Suite Soiree in…”