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Rudi’s Recipes: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree

Rudi’s Recipes: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree

Hanukkah is here – a time for gatherings with family and friends, eight days of presents and great food! Here’s a delicious, modern take on a traditional favorite: Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree. Enjoy! Latkes with Sweet Carrot Puree Yield: 8 servings Carrot puree is a colorful alternative to traditional applesauce. If you use a…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

The Doormen and Their Dinner Tune

The Doormen and Their Dinner Tune

Isn’t it great that our company has doormen who play their instrument indicating that it is dinner time? With the holidays approaching, they are slowly altering their ‘everyday’ tune towards a more holiday-tune. Time to start practicing, the holidays are around the corner. Bert van Mackelenbergh is Statendam’s hotel manager.

HAL Employees Volunteer at Northwest Harvest to Feed the Hungry

HAL Employees Volunteer at Northwest Harvest to Feed the Hungry

Special thanks to Kelsey Differding, Holland America Line’s corporate giving coordinator, for submitting this post and photos of HAL employees volunteering at Northwest Harvest, a statewide hunger-relief agency that distributes food to a network of independent food banks around Washington State. As part of Holland America Line’s annual holiday activities, employees at the Seattle corporate…   read more of “HAL Employees…”

Sinterklaas Visits Nieuw Amsterdam and Prinsendam

Sinterklaas Visits Nieuw Amsterdam and Prinsendam

Thanks to the Nieuw Amsterdam’s Hotel Manager Mark Zeller and Prinsendam’s Event Manager Kelly Williams for this post on Sinterklaas. Nieuw Amsterdam: “Sinterklaas” came onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam on December 5th to celebrate his name day together with his trusted “Zwarte Pieten”. He first visited the 50 Dutch and Belgian guests in the Piano Bar…   read more of “Sinterklaas Visits…”

Veterans Remembered on Rotterdam

Veterans Remembered on Rotterdam

Today, along with the fleet, Rotterdam held a remembrance/veterans day service on the aft deck. November 11th may have been a Port Day in Morocco, but shortly after 10:00 a.m. (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) a number of guests took time away from their day to remember those who…   read more of “Veterans Remembered…”

Amsterdam Celebrates Thanksgiving in Style

Amsterdam Celebrates Thanksgiving in Style

On board the Amsterdam, we celebrated Thanksgiving as we passed the date line from Pago Pago, American Samoa on the way to Honolulu, Hawaii. Turkey was offered on the menus and displayed at the entrances of the dining room. The crew also dressed up in U.S. flag vests and jackets. Enjoy the photos!