ms Oosterdam

ms Oosterdam

Ship Facts

The Netherlands
82,305 grt
936 feet
24 knots
July 2003
HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

Latest Post

Jul 2015

Love Lobster & Prawns? ‘Sip & Savor’ Guest Chef Recipes Show How to Cook

Submitted by: HAL Enrichment Team

The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine is a first-class show kitchen at sea.
The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine is a first-class show kitchen at sea.

The culinary element is a highlight of a Holland America Line cruise for many guests. In addition to the exceptional cuisine that is showcased in a variety of shipboard venues, expert chefs come aboard and share their knowledge in the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine. Guests can then bring new recipes and new skills to their own home kitchens where they can whip up some of our favorite dishes like a trained professional. The special “Sip, Savor & Sail” cruises bring a more immersive experience to the already-comprehensive culinary program. Guests are introduced to the finest local cuisine, beverages and specially developed shore excursions when carefully selected guest chefs and local vintners, mixologists and brewmasters join these cruises. Classes, demonstrations and tastings in the Culinary Arts Center show off the local food and beverage scene, while specialized menu options are featured in the dining room and alternative restaurants. Exciting shore excursions with a special Sip, Savor and Sail focus are available to complete the memorable experience. Two ‘Sip, Savor & Sail’ Cruises Added for November 2015 Due to the overwhelming success of the six Sip, Savor & Sail voyages that already occurred this year and the popularity of ms Amsterdam’s already-scheduled Aug. 16 voyage, two more dates in November 2015 have been added so it’s not too late for you to experience this culinary extravaganza in the Caribbean! The Nov. 16, 2015, cruise sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an 11-Day Southern Caribbean Wayfarer aboard Oosterdam. Already scheduled for this voyage are Chef Tim Tibbitts and his sommelier wife Rebecca, owners of the Flying Fish restaurant in Freeport, Bahamas. Flying Fish was awarded a 4 Diamond Rating by AAA making it only the third restaurant in Bahamian history to achieve this honor and the first in the history of Grand Bahama island. There are less than 30 restaurants in the entire Caribbean with this honor. On Nieuw Amsterdam’s seven-day Western Caribbean voyage departing Nov. 29, 2015, Chef Natacha Gomez will delight guests with her flavorful and unique culinary creations. Gomez is the catering manager […]

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