Cruise Hospitality


HAL takes new twist on dessert service

After dinner, waiters parade through the Promenade decks with trays of chocolate desserts, passing them out to passengers in the bars and lounges as they take in music or enjoy a cocktail.

Holland America names new VP of Food and Beverage

Frits van der Werff will oversee all of the culinary operations as well as manage beverage operations for the Holland America Line fleet, including revenue activities, product innovation and service.

Global scope of cruise industry to test suppliers, says MHA President

Parts of the world that were strangers to cruising now represent the biggest growth in the industry. Australia and New Zealand were two examples Piejs gave. However, the industry is grooming itself for an even bigger player in the future.

Carnival launches Mobile Casino on several ships

Carnival Corporation & plc, is using the award-winning iGaming Mobile Platform from Scientific Games to offer its adult passengers the ability to wager on their mobile devices throughout its ships while in international waters.

Holland America Line's ms Voldendam to add lanai staterooms and bar area

New exclusive lanai staterooms and contemporary bars will be added to Holland America Line’s ms Volendam.

Chef Mark Best joins HAL Culinary Council

Australian Chef Mark Best was recently welcomed to Holland America Line’s Culinary Council at an event on ms Amsterdam during the ship's call in Sydney during its 115-day Grand World Voyage.

Holland America announces 2014 Culinary Arts Center Program

Celebrated chefs, authors and epicures are scheduled to sail as part of the line’s Culinary Arts Center Program in 2014.

Holland America hosts luncheon for Seafair

Holland America Line hosted a sponsor luncheon for Seafair, one of the company’s community partners, aboard ms Westerdam Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Port of Seattle.