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Hold the Meat! HAL’s Tantalizing Vegetarian Dishes

Hold the Meat! HAL’s Tantalizing Vegetarian Dishes

Holland America Line has a extensive variety of culinary options onboard, and with the growing number of vegetarians in the world there’s more demand for meat-free options. To answer the demand for tantalizing vegetarian dishes, the line introduced a new alternative, vegetarian-only menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to the main dining room…   read more of “Hold the Meat!…”

Canaletto Adds ‘Small Plate’ Dishes

Canaletto Adds ‘Small Plate’ Dishes

Canaletto‘s one of our most popular alternative dining options. Its classic Italian fare is served in a casual setting adjacent to the Lido. Named for the famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto’s dinner-only menu includes traditional seafood, pasta, and meat and veal dishes. Spartire is the Italian word for sharing. It is a concept that is…   read more of “Canaletto Adds…”

Digital Workshop: Caring for Your Touchscreen PC

Digital Workshop: Caring for Your Touchscreen PC

Holland America Line has a wide array of enriching activities onboard, and among the most popular are the Digital Workshops powered by Windows. The popular complimentary workshops, led by Microsoft-trained “techsperts” on all 15 ships in the fleet, teach guests with varying levels of computer and camera experience how to take better vacation photos, make…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

On Location’s Hula Guru: A Mariner Magazine Exclusive

By Jordan Burchette, a Los Angeles-based writer and presenter who has done work for CNN.com and Popular Science. Photos courtesy of guest Sharon Johnson. With the introduction of Holland America Line’s “On Location” program, onboard classes and demonstrations by local artists and professionals allow guests to familiarize themselves with the cultures they’ll be visiting around…   read more of “On Location’s…”

Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates Mariner Appreciation Day

Nieuw Amsterdam Celebrates Mariner Appreciation Day

During a cruise in July, ms Nieuw Amsterdam celebrated Mariner Appreciation Days with decorations and festivities. Five-Star Mariners Mr. Peter Mousseau and Colleen Walker were honored. In Room Dining Steward I Made Dana Wirawan used his special artistic talent and created a drawing of them which was presented to them in a special ceremony. Cruise…   read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam…”

Digital Workshop: Convert Any File

Digital Workshop: Convert Any File

Special thanks to Maasdam’s techspert John who posted this on post from HAL’s Digital Workshop blog. Have you ever found that now and then there’s a computer file—such as an audio file, a video or a document—which is in a format that you can’t open? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily convert…   read more of “Digital Workshop:…”

Eurodam’s B. B. King’s Blues Club

Eurodam’s B. B. King’s Blues Club

Thanks to guest Brian Gersten for sending us these photos of the B. B. King’s Blues Club on Eurodam during his Baltic Cruise.

Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe

Rudi Sodamin’s Bread Pudding Recipe

We received this plaintive cry for help and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to share a Rudi Sodamin recipe with you: We have sailed on the Westerdam before and loved the trip and the bread pudding. I know I found the recipe on line before but can’t find it now. Could you tell me how…   read more of “Rudi…”