Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband are cruising again with HAL, this time on Zaandam’s 21-Day Collectors’ Voyage to Mexico and Hawaii. Sharon will chronicle their cruising experience for us on the blog. Enjoy!
Here are photos from the ship’s Valentine’s Day celebration during the Grand World Voyage. Enjoy!
Enjoy another one of Rudi’s Recipes for Valentine’s Day. SWEETHEART SUGAR COOKIES To decorate these cookies, sprinkle them with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle them with chocolate sauce. YIELD: Two to three dozen INGREDIENTS: 14 tablespoons (1 ¾ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 2 drops vanilla extract 2… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Here are some more photos of Volendam‘s Chinese New Year celebration. Thanks to Hotel Director René Tuinman for sharing these! February 10 was the Chinese Lunar New Year and Volendam rang in the year of the snake in style with a grand celebration in the Show Lounge and accompanying decorations throughout the ship. The Show… read more of “Volendam Welcomes…”
RISOTTO WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND ARUGULA YIELD: Four to six servings INGREDIENTS: Squash 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Dressing 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly… read more of “Rudi’s…”
I love Valentine’s Day because I always equate food with love. There are no better way to nourish the heart and spirit of a couple than by cooking together, or eating a meal to stimulate the senses while holding hands across the table, gazing into each others’ eyes over a flickering candle. — Master Chef… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Blog contributor and HAL Mariner Fred Claessen currently is on board Rotterdam’s “A Passage to the Far East” cruise and will be sending in posts from this extended voyage. Happy Valentine’s Day from aboard ms Rotterdam.
Guests on board Volendam got a special treat organized by the ship’s entertainment department — a Chinese New Year celebration! This is the year of the snake so the props and decorations were fitting to this theme. Here are some photos of the festive night!