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…”
In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.
April 30 was Queen’s Day in the Netherlands, and Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne after 33 years as the Dutch monarch. Thanks to Cruise Director Glen Coenen for sharing photos of Queen’s Day celebrations aboard Rotterdam. The Abdication was shown all day in the Crow’s Nest and the crew organized an afternoon party with the… read more of “Queen’s Day…”
To all of our celebrating readers, the Holland America Blog team wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day.
STRAWBERRIES ROMANOFF Antonin Careme, the most important chef in post-Revolution France, created this dish when he traveled to Russia to work for Tsar Alexander. INGREDIENTS 3 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and halved 1/2 cup Grand Marnier, divided 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened 1/4 cup fresh lemon… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Thanks to HAL Facebook fan Lynn Neddo for sending us some great pictures with her mother during their Caribbean cruise. Mom (June Neddo) and I went cruising together in December 2009. Ten days in the Caribbean! We celebrated both our birthdays (Dec./Jan.) and had an absolute blast! So glad we got to spend that time… read more of “Cruising with Mom…”