Saturday, August 21, 2010

Holland America Cruise

Holland America cruise to Bermuda leaves from Manhattan's Westside directly to Bermuda. My first cruise, food was at the top of my list of priorities and I was not dissappointed. The ship- "the Veendam" hosts a culinary center with free and pay for demos. I started the cruise with a tour of the huge kitchen. Huge and busy, with lots of pictures of the dishes served. A free demo of strudel making was also quite fun. The food was non-stop with four meals a day;
Breakfast- everything plus the kitchen sink including pancake of the day
Lunch- buffet, plus ice-cream sundaes that you make yourself
Tea- homemade scones plus chocolate breads was lovely
Dinner- classic continental with prime ribs as one of our faves
Desserts- Chef Armando the pastry chef made us very happy with chocolate souffle, strudels, baked alaska, and fantastic cheesecakes- chocolate/ strawberry was a fave.

Go if you can!

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