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Noordam’s Project Smile in St. Lucia

Noordam’s Project Smile in St. Lucia

On December 17, 2009 the crew of ms Noordam hosted “Project Smile”, an event for a very special group of 90 young orphaned boys and girls from the Holy Family Children’s Home in Castries and Soufriere, St. Lucia . The officers and crew of Noordam went shopping for toys and gifts. Since crew members are…   read more of “Noordam’s…”

New Year’s Recipe: Nutcracker Salad

New Year’s Recipe: Nutcracker Salad

Nutcracker Salad: Gourmet greens and radicchio with glistening pears, oranges, and cranberries in a tangy orange dressing with candied walnuts. This is one of several specialty dishes served on Holland America ships during the Holiday season. Bon Appetit! Yield: 10 servings Candied Walnuts 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon sugar 1…   read more of “New Year’s…”

New Year’s Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Ham with Madeira Sauce and Roasted Potatoes

New Year’s Recipe: Apricot-Glazed Ham with Madeira Sauce and Roasted Potatoes

This Apricot-Glazed Ham with Madeira Sauce and Roasted Potatoes dish is one of several specialty dishes served on Holland America ships during the Holiday season. Bon appetit! Yield: 10 servings 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 3 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons apricot preserves or orange marmalade 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 9- to…   read more of “New Year’s…”

Happy Holidays from Prinsendam!

Happy Holidays from Prinsendam!

Jeffrey Matthew Cohen, Prinsendam’s human resources manager, shared with us these photos from the Holiday festivities on board the ship. Thanks Jeffrey!

Happy Holidays from Statendam’s Galley Team

Happy Holidays from Statendam’s Galley Team

Bitta Kuruvilla, Statendam’s executive chef, shared this note and photo of the ship’s galley team, just in time for the Holidays. Here on board ms Statendam we work as an International family. We have 86 members in our family, all with different job duties. The majority of the cooks and chefs are from the Philippines…   read more of “Happy Holidays from…”

Happy Holidays from Holland America Blog

Happy Holidays from Holland America Blog

All of us at Holland America Blog wish our contributors and readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We’ll be back with fresh content Monday, Dec. 28. Eurodam decked out for the holidays. Thanks to guest John Majors for sending in the photo.

Eurodam Decorated for Christmas

We recently had a chance to board Eurodam on a turnaround day in Fort Lauderdale and found the ship dressed for the holiday season. True to form, Holland America Line’s approach to decorating its ships is understated, elegant and tasteful. Here’s a little video we made that gives a tour of the ship decked out…   read more of “Eurodam Decorated…”