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.
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…”
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.
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
Here is the second course from Rudi’s “Father’s Day” menu. Enjoy! Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Roasted Red Bell Peppers YIELD: 8 Servings INGREDIENTS: 9 large red bell peppers, divided 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 6 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 cup dry white wine 4 cups low-sodium store-bought chicken broth… read more of “Rudi’s Father’s…”
Thanks to Mariner Linda Bair for sharing with us this heartwarming story about her last cruise with her father-in-law. My husband’s father passed away one year ago at the age of 97. One of the happiest memories we have of him is the Alaska cruise on the Volendam that we shared together. We remember his… read more of “Remembering an…”
Over the next few days we’ll be featuring one dish a day from Rudi Sodamin’s “Father’s Day” menu so you can make a delicious four-course meal for dad this Sunday. Enjoy! The Father’s Day menu celebrates the joyful dynamics of coming together in a different context. The meal pairs some sophisticated ingredients, like lobster, with… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Thanks to guest Clint Page for sending in this story in honor of Father’s Day this weekend. When I was a kid growing up in the country north of Raleigh, North Carolina, my dad and I would talk about taking a boat down the St. Lawrence River. Those conversations echoed in different ways at two times… read more of “Cruising on the…”