Spending Easter Sunday in Huatulco with two ships was great. Crew members of both Rotterdam and Statendam were reunited during this double call in the picturesque bay of Huatulco; of course a perfect opportunity for the crew to catch up, to socialize, to go to the beach and to take some photos. Except for Half… read more of “Bert’s Beauty…”
Day 93, April 8: The trivia question was straightforward: Name an egg-laying mammal. But one team, instead of going for the obvious “platypus,” went the whimsical route: “the Easter Bunny!” Easter – with its message of springtime, renewal, love – and, I guess, egg-laying mammals – was definitely in the air on the Amsterdam as… read more of “Cruise Diary: About…”
These photos were taken from the Easter celebration on board the Prinsendam. We had two Easter bunnies that went around the ship, greeting the guest and offering them chocolate eggs and plenty of entertainment. Lots of photos were taken of Prinsendam’s Easter event and the grand Easter extravaganza that was held in the Lido Restaurant…. read more of “Prinsendam’s…”
The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Seder is a ritual performed by a community or by multiple generations of a family, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. This story is in… read more of “Passover Seder…”
This custard tart, taking its cues from the sun itself, shines with bright color and the tangy zest for life delivered by the beautiful blooming of spring. Easter Rum Custard Tart with Mango and Kiwi Yield: Serves 12 INGREDIENTS: Custard: 6 large egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 cups whole milk… read more of “Rudi’s Recipes:…”
These sweet macaroons with a bittersweet chocolate base are an essential ending to an elegant Passover meal. Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate Yield: 2 dozen macaroons Ingredients: 4.5 cups dried, shredded unsweetened coconut 3 large eggs 5 large egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup good-quality honey Pinch salt Juice of 1/2 lemon 12 ounces bittersweet… read more of “Rudi’s…”
It was a jolly green time for the officers and staff aboard the Prinsendam this past weekend as the Officer’s Bar was the site for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Green beer, tasty snacks, drink specials and traditional Irish music were on hand for all to enjoy. A great time was had by all.
These photos were taken during our St. Patrick’s Day celebration on board the Prinsendam. All areas were decorated in green, covered in shamrocks. Crew members and guests dressed up in matching colors. The dining room, Lido restaurant and the front desk area also were decorated to make our theme. Guests enjoyed the festivities and lots… read more of “St. Patrick’s…”