Favorite Holland America Line Recipe: Swiss Style Muesli

One of the most requested Holland America Line recipes is our Swiss Style Muesli that’s found in Lido Market and on the menu for breakfast. This guest favorite is the perfect way to start each day, whether you’re heading ashore to explore a new port or planning out your schedule for a leisurely day at sea. Now you can make this Holland America Line staple at home! Enjoy!


1.5 cup Milk
1.5 cup Plain Yogurt
1/4 cup Hazelnuts
1 cup Honey
1.5 cup Apples
1 cup Heavy Cream
2 cups Rolled Oats
1.5 tablespoons Sugar
1/4 cup Raisins
Fresh berries for garnish

Pre-soak the raisins so they are soft. To pre-soak, put your raisins in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes, and then strain the fruit and discard the water.

Peel and grate the apple on a mandolin. Chop the hazelnuts. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and cover. Soak the mixture overnight in the refrigerator. Garnish with fresh berries.

Let us know if in the comments below if you make this at home and tell us if it reminds you of your Holland America Line cruise.


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  1. Tally Hunt June 2, 2023 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    This was my favorite food item during the entire cruise!…i loved it & will b making it @ home!…thank you for sharing:)

  2. Leonie Sutherland July 19, 2021 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    I have been on 9 cruises and eat this every day along with a krentebol (I’m Dutch). I have made a version of this at home but a little lower on the calorie side. Love this!!

  3. Joy September 14, 2020 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Loved this for breakfast every morning on all of my cruises!

  4. Wendy Hrynkiw May 18, 2020 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I absolutely adore this! It’s my favourite breakfast item and I look forward to it on every cruise. Thank You for posting the recipe.

  5. Diane April 18, 2020 at 10:50 am - Reply

    This is one of my all-time favorite items in the Lido market. I cruised with another line last year and their “muesli” was a complete disappointment. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  6. Cynthia Williams January 31, 2020 at 12:46 am - Reply

    My daily room service breakfast of muesli and fresh fruit was one of my favorite parts of the three HAL cruises I’ve been lucky enough to go on. This month, we were in the Carribean and Mexico on the Zuiderdam. Now back in the darkness of a Seattle winter, I bought some at the store, then thought I should at least try to find HAL’s recipe. I’m so excited to make them both and compare!

  7. Sherry Ralls January 21, 2020 at 11:48 am - Reply

    We had it a number of years ago on our cruise and I still remember it and compare it to store bought. FYI there is no comparison :) So happy I am now able to make it at home.

  8. Melinda January 5, 2020 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    So happy to find this! I climbed (literally) aboard cruise ships with Park Rangers during Glacier Bay Alaska voyages 3 days per week. I ate muesli every morning. Never had it until then. Cannot wait to try the recipe myself.

  9. Beverley Carleton October 29, 2019 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this recipe for Swiss Muesli, I also enjoy some (too much!?) ?everyday on our cruise. I look forward to having it at home also. ?

  10. Slim Pickens September 29, 2019 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I thought I was eating something low calorie and good for me on my cruise. That is, until I read the ingredients……..oh well, Life is Short, enjoy it!

  11. Michelle September 19, 2019 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Just came back from my third HAL cruise and was looking for a Swiss muesli recipes since I had that every morning for breakfast on the boat. I was amazed to find it posted. What a pleasant surprise! No wonder it tastes so good, it has heavy cream in it. Thank you for posting this precious recipe.

  12. Suzanna August 30, 2019 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Was on the Westerdam—loved this! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Betty Lamb August 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I loved this Swiss Muesli! I had it on the cruise to Alaska last week on the Oosterdam and was hoping to find the recipe. Thank you so much for providing it. I will definitely be making it!
    Wonderful trip!

  14. Jo-Ann August 7, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Thank you! A portion of this and an Egg Benedict special of the day and I am in heaven or at least cruising.

  15. Karen Ward August 5, 2019 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! I had never had Swiss Style Muesli before…so glad it was this last week on the Oosterdam trip o Alaska. Can I get a recipe for the really great Red Rice Patty and Asparagus served to us at the luncheon held for repeat mariners? It was so delicious! Thanks again for a voyage not forgotten!

  16. Elizabeth Young August 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much! It was delicious onboard and it will be delicious on land!

  17. Jeanette Peabody July 25, 2019 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t believe Holland America Line was putting this extra special recipe online!! I’m thrilled beyond belief! Love, love, love this breakfast item and regularly order it when on board. Thank you, thank you, thank you! A million times thank you!

  18. Rose Petersen July 25, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    No wonder it is so good, and served in such a small cup. No, I won’t be making it, will just enjoy it every morning on every cruise!
    Thanks for the ingredient list. Won’t be taking two!

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