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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

To all of our celebrating readers and fans, the Holland America Blog team wishes you a very Happy Canada Day!

Rotterdam Celebrates Filipino Independence Day

Rotterdam Celebrates Filipino Independence Day

Here are photos of the Filipino Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony held on June 12 as well as the tug-of-war competition held June 14. All photos were taken by our Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Yvonne den Haan.

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Mango Whipped Cream and Lime-Butter Sauce

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Mango Whipped Cream and Lime-Butter Sauce

This light and refreshing dessert is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Instead of firing up the grill, you can cook the pineapple in an oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Grilled Pineapple with Mango Whipped Cream and Lime-Butter Sauce YIELD: 6 servings INGREDIENTS: Grilled Pineapple 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons light brown sugar…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Celebrating Filipino Independence Day aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Celebrating Filipino Independence Day aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

This week, staff aboard Nieuw Amsterdam celebrated Filipino Independence Day. The holiday fell on June 12 and commemorates the Filipino Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1898. Thanks to the ship’s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos.

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Rudi’s Father’s Day Recipe: Lobster Macaroni

Here is the main course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Lobster Macaroni YIELD: 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: Cream Sauce: 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter 1/4 pound white or sweet onion, very finely minced 5 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper