Holland America Line Introduces Rudi’s Sel de Mer French Brasserie Pop-Up Restaurant to Six Ships in the Fleet

Holland America cruise line’s new intimate dining venue, Rudi’s Sel De Mer, is to feature classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist.


Bouillabaisse Marseillaise at Sea Salt Restaurant – Deck 2 Midship
Koningsdam – Holland America Line

Holland America Line is honoring its Master Chef and culinary consultant Rudi Sodamin, the creator of Sel de Mer aboard ms Koningsdam, by launching the French brasserie as a pop-up in the Pinnacle Grill and naming it Rudi’s Sel de Mer. Six ships in the fleet will feature the pop-up, including ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Oosterdam, ms Westerdam and ms Zuiderdam.

Since it launched on ms Koningsdam as a stand-alone venue, …

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America’s Test Kitchen Onboard Holland America

Holland America Line has teamed up with America’s Test Kitchen to offer an exciting selection of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops where guests will learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence.



America’s Test Kitchen will showcase a variety of 45-minute live cooking shows and 90-minute hands-on workshops, which range from learning to shape Asian dumplings to making the perfect pie crust. Guests will benefit from over twenty years of America’s Test Kitchen’s rigorous testing to learn techniques and concepts that really do work.

The 45-minute demo courses will feature a mix of video content, live instruction, taste tests and recipe samples. Some of the courses …

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Cruise Nation on Majestic Princess

First Look on the Majestic Princess

Can you describe the look and the style of the Majestic Princess?


Shirley: The ship has been built for the Chinese market. It felt very elegant and certainly was beautiful. There were lots of subtle touches to the décor. The lounges were stunning and there were lots of bars even a Chinese Tea Bar! The pool areas were lovely and all in all it was an amazing ship!

Sophie: The ship was really nice with lots of nice finishes and touches. The buffet area was beautiful as was the atrium which had blue Murano glass! The fixtures and fittings felt very luxurious and all the interior colours were very calming.


How was the …

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Norwegian All Inclusive Cruise Package

Good News – Norwegian Cruise Line Are Now Completely All Inclusive

Norwegian Cruise Line announces they are now completely all inclusive!


News just in today – Norwegian Cruise Line have announced their new pricing package for bookings made in the UK and Ireland are now fully all-inclusive.

The cruise line’s Senior vice president, Frances Riley commented, “In recent years we have upped our game with our ships and with our hardware, this is now about innovating the experience for our customers.”

The welcomed change in pricing means that customers will be able to enjoy the all-inclusive offering across all 14 of Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet.

What Extras Are Now Included?

We’re glad you asked. What were previously known as additional extras on-board, now fall under …

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Princess Cruises & Their Luxury Beds

Do these luxury beds offer the best sleep at sea?


When you spend enough time on a cruise, the bed you’re given can make the difference to your holiday. You often see on forums that people have stayed in a certain hotel and wonder where they can get their hands on the hotel’s mattresses. Well, the same thing happens when it comes to cruise lines too. There’s no denying it, some cruise lines have amazingly comfortable beds, and for good reason too. Let’s face it, if you’re on a cruise for 14 nights where seas can get choppy at times, you at least want the best chance of a good night’s …

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Majestic Princess Cruise

New to the Fleet This Week – Majestic Princess

Princess welcomes their newest addition to the fleet –  The Majestic Princess cruise ship!


The Majestic Princess will share many similarities with her sister ships Royal and Regal Princess, however as she will be based in China, she will feature some fantastic extras such as ‘Sing On The Sea Karaoke Suites’ where passengers can experience private karaoke rooms fitted with sofas, large TV screens and Mini Bar. And in addition, the Majestic Princess has partnered with speciality Chef Richard Chen, formerly of the first Chinese Restaurant in North America with a Michelin Star – Wing Lei – to create ‘Harmony’, a Cantonese restaurant that will feature his interpretation of classic …

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