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Rudi’s Recipes: Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Rudi’s Recipes: Pumpkin Soup Bowls

Here is the first recipe for the Thanksgiving Dish Contest! Here’s a delightful way to kick off the Thanksgiving meal. The pumpkin “bowls” can roast while the turkey is resting. Though the traditional jack-o’-lantern variety of pumpkin is fine for the bowls, use any other variety, even butternut squash, for the soup. Mini Pumpkin Soup…   read more of “Rudi’s…”

Thanksgiving Dish Contest!

Thanksgiving Dish Contest!

Calling all Holland America Blog fans! In celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. next week, we’re going to feature one Thanksgiving recipe on the blog each day until the holiday. Some of the tasty dishes are from Master Chef Rudi Sodamin’s “A Taste of Celebration” cookbook and others are from our own shipboard chefs. If…   read more of “Thanksgiving Dish…”

Noordam’s Crew Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Noordam’s Crew Halloween Costume Contest Winners

Noordam celebrated Halloween in style! About a hundred crew members joined in the costume contest creating and wearing all kinds of costumes. The crew danced into the wee hours of the morning celebrating. Here are the Halloween costume contest winners! Great job everyone– it was very hard to judge, there were so many great costumes….   read more of “Noordam’s…”

Halloween Ends with a Monsters Ball

Halloween Ends with a Monsters Ball

Several events throughout the day were held to celebrate Halloween. From a pumpkin carving competition by guests to Scary-eye Ping Pong and from Scary-oke (the real scary version of karaoke) to the highlight of the day … the Monsters Ball. Attached is the winning photo of the carving. The judges had a difficult time choosing…   read more of “Halloween Ends with…”

A Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration on Amsterdam

A Canadian Thanksgiving Celebration on Amsterdam

Monday we celebrated Canada’s Thanksgiving for our Canadian guests and Canadian crew members. Tom, our dining room manager, is one of them. We decorated the dining room in red and white and plenty of Canadian flags. Enjoy!

Rotterdam Celebrates Idul Fitri with a Feast

Rotterdam Celebrates Idul Fitri with a Feast

This is the time to celebrate! After fasting for a month Muslims on board ms Rotterdam had a festive dinner in the crew mess room. Everyone was invited to join them in the celebration. The menu varieties are very tasty and very Indonesian. There was a long line of crew members in queue to get…   read more of “Rotterdam…”

We’re Celebrating Labor Day

We’re Celebrating Labor Day

Today is Labor Day in the United States, and all the banks, government offices and most businesses are closed for the national holiday. Your blog team is taking a well-deserved break today as well, but we’ll be back tomorrow with more Holland America Line-related content!

Rudi’s Recipes: Sweet Addition to Labor Day Celebrations

Rudi’s Recipes: Sweet Addition to Labor Day Celebrations

Labor Day Weekend is usually filled with all-American barbecues, parades and picnics. For a sweet and refreshing treat after a long day lounging in the sun, try Rudi’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler. We serve these in individual ramekins on board, but for casual celebrations use a single baking dish makes for an even more inviting…   read more of “Rudi’s…”