Food & Wine

Exploring the Cuban Coffee and Food Culture in Key West, Florida

March 27, 2015

A February 8th article in the New York Times Travel Section caught our attention: In Key West, A Taste of Cuban Coffee Culture.  We had an upcoming visit to Key West on a 7- Day Western Caribbean cruise, and we kept the article in our trip planning file to check out some of the places mentioned for Cuban cafe […]

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The Master Chef’s Table on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

March 24, 2015

When we sailed on a 7-Day Western Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam, we decided to participate in the Master Chef’s dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. The event began in the Pinnacle Wine Bar at 6 pm, with appetizers and a glass of rose champagne. It was held on Saturday night, the last evening […]

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An Update on the Signature Beverage Package on Holland America Cruises

March 21, 2015

When we sailed on the Holiday cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam in December, 2013, we bought the Signature Beverage Package and wrote about our experience. For our March 1, 2015 7-Day Western Caribbean cruise, we first booked the cruise last fall during the Explore 4 promotion in an outside stateroom category that included a complimentary Signature Beverage Card. During […]

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The Updated Menu for An Evening at Le Cirque on Holland America Cruises

March 17, 2015

Our favorite specialty restaurant menu at sea — on any cruise line — is the “An Evening at Le Cirque” on Holland America Line. One evening per cruise, the Pinnacle Grill is converted to Le Cirque, the legendary New York City French restaurant founded by Sirio Maccioni, from the whimsical orange china to the famous crème brûlée dessert. The menu […]

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