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May 10, 2005

Holland America Line Introduces The Culinary Arts Center, Presented By Food & Wine Magazine

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Holland America Line Introduces The Culinary Arts Center, Presented By Food & Wine Magazine

Top Chefs Offer Special Classes, Demos And More On-Board

Seattle, WA (May 9, 2005) – Holland America Line, in a multi-year partnership with Food & Wine magazine, is launching an exciting new on-board culinary program that will provide guests on select Holland America Line cruises the opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine.

These selected sailings, which begin Fall 2005, are part of a broader Culinary Arts Center program which is offered on every sailing and serves as one of the marquee features of Holland America Line’s $225 million Signature of Excellence program. An innovative theater-style venue, each Culinary Arts Center features a state-of-the-art show kitchen, large plasma video screens, and a large cooking display counter, where guests can learn how to prepare a variety of culinary treats. These Culinary Arts Centers are on half of the line’s 13-ship fleet and will be in place across the fleet by mid-2006.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, brings the pages of the epicurean magazine alive on dozens of sailings of the world’s leading premium cruise line. “Guests will learn from and mingle with the world’s most renowned culinary authorities in this extraordinary partnership between Holland America Line and Food & Wine magazine,” said Rick Meadows, CTC, Holland America Line’s senior vice president, marketing and sales. “Within our state-of-the-art show kitchens, these acclaimed experts offer our guests an enlightening perspective on the places we visit and the food and cuisine that make them so special.”

"We are excited about the myriad possibilities of this partnership," said Julie McGowan, Food & Wine's senior vice president/publisher. "By pairing Holland America Line's stellar reputation and worldwide itineraries with Food & Wine's expertise and celebration of the epicurean lifestyle, we'll attract the most dynamic, sought-after talents in the world of food and wine."

Guests will learn tricks-of-the-trade from top professionals and can try their hand at preparing dishes and tasting wines representative of the specific ports-of-call. Food & Wine will also design and provide recipe cards and wine tasting notes that guests may take home along with copies of the magazine. Other opportunities might include book signings, question and answer sessions, market tours in ports of call, specially designed on-board menus and more.

Among the chefs who will be sailing as part of the program is Michelle Bernstein, who will sail on Holland America Line’s ms Statendam to Alaska on Sept. 9, 2005. Bernstein just opened her signature MB restaurant at Grand Aqua in Cancun and is also a co-host of The Food Network’s Melting Pot. Oceana’s famed Neal Gallagher, who received the Food & Wine Best New Chef honor in 2003 will delight guests on the ms Westerdam’s Caribbean sailing Nov. 13, 2005. Other chefs participating in the program include Aaron Sanchez and Charles Dale. Aaron Sanchez is a 2005 James Beard Rising Star Chef Award nominee and owner of critically acclaimed restaurants, Paladar, in New York City, and Mixx Restaurant in the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Charles Dale, widely regarded as a culinary visionary, is the founder of Aspen’s renowned Renaissance, Range and Rustique restaurants. In addition to these chefs, Food & Wine will provide chefs, wine experts and cookbook authors who appear in the magazine’s pages as well as those featured at the publication’s premier culinary events, specifically the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., held in June.

"I am thrilled at the unique opportunity to celebrate cuisines from around the world with guests aboard Holland America Line's well-equipped ships,” said Charles Dale. “The state-of-the-art demonstration kitchens provide the ideal environment for immersing oneself in the culinary traditions of the ships’ destinations, and serve to enhance an already innovative and enriching guest program."

In addition to the robust program with Food & Wine magazine, Holland America Line offers additional chefs and demonstrations as a part of its Culinary Arts Center program aboard every sailing. For 2005, these include a dozen additional culinary demonstrations by regional and specialty chefs from the ports visited on Mexico, Alaska, Europe, and Asia/Pacific cruises. For example, Richard Sandoval, an expert on refined Mexican cuisine and owner and chef of several restaurants, sailed on the Apr. 28, 2005 ms Ryndam cruise to Mexico, and Tamara Murphy, a former Food & Wine Best New Chef and chef and owner of Brasa in Seattle, sailed on the May 9, 2005 ms Rotterdam Mediterranean cruise. Upcoming guest chefs include, Beatrice Ojakangas, an expert on Scandinavian cuisine and a cookbook author, who will sail on the June 6, 2005, ms Prinsendam cruise to the Baltic, and Ying Chang Compestine, an internationally recognized Asian healthy cuisine author, who sails aboard the ms Amsterdam in Asia on October 26, 2005, and on the December 22, 2005, Hawaii holiday sailing.

Food & Wine
Food & Wine is the modern, stylish, talent-seeking, trend-spotting epicurean magazine. Published by American Express Publishing, the leader in luxury lifestyle magazines, Food & Wine has a circulation of nearly 1 million.

About Holland America Line
In 2004, Holland America's fleet of 13, five-star, premium ships will offer nearly 500 sailings from 15 North American home ports, including new departures from Norfolk, VA; Baltimore, MD; and Boston, Mass. Recent additions to the fleet include the 1,848-passenger Vista ships, ms Zuiderdam and ms Oosterdam. In April 2004, the third Vista sister, ms Westerdam joins the fleet. The fleet will visit all seven continents in 2004, while increasing the number of cruises to popular destinations such as Alaska (139 cruises scheduled), the Caribbean (191), Europe (58) and Canada/New England (26).

Holland America excels in service, amenities and special programs. Known for consistent and attentive service, its ships have one of the highest staff-members-to-guest ratios. Spacious staterooms average 25 percent larger and verandahs twice as large as those on other lines' ships. Menus are among the most extensive at-sea. Dining choices include formal elegance, alternative specialty dining in the Pacific Northwest-themed Pinnacle Grill, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service.

The winner of the 10th consecutive "Best Overall Cruise Value" award from the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society (WOCLS), the line offers the only trip cancellation program in the industry that provides cash back for canceling for any reason prior to 24 hours before departure.

World's Leading Cruise Lines
The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world in the 2003 Travel & Leisure magazine "World's Best" Awards, Holland America is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, the member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Conde Nast Traveler magazine readers also ranked Holland America Line as the top premium cruise line in the world in the much-anticipated 2003 Readers' Choice Awards.

Press Release By Holland America Line

Holland America Alaska Cruise Information
Holland America Alaska Cruisetour Information
Holland America Europe Cruise Information
Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Information
Holland America Canada/New England Cruise Information

Posted by Denise at May 10, 2005 09:40 AM

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Holland America Line Introduces The Culinary Arts Center, Presented By Food & Wine Magazine

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Holland America Line Introduces The Culinary Arts Center, Presented By Food & Wine Magazine

Top Chefs Offer Special Classes, Demos And More On-Board

Seattle, WA (May 9, 2005) – Holland America Line, in a multi-year partnership with Food & Wine magazine, is launching an exciting new on-board culinary program that will provide guests on select Holland America Line cruises the opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors provided by Food & Wine.

These selected sailings, which begin Fall 2005, are part of a broader Culinary Arts Center program which is offered on every sailing and serves as one of the marquee features of Holland America Line’s $225 million Signature of Excellence program. An innovative theater-style venue, each Culinary Arts Center features a state-of-the-art show kitchen, large plasma video screens, and a large cooking display counter, where guests can learn how to prepare a variety of culinary treats. These Culinary Arts Centers are on half of the line’s 13-ship fleet and will be in place across the fleet by mid-2006.

The Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine, brings the pages of the epicurean magazine alive on dozens of sailings of the world’s leading premium cruise line. “Guests will learn from and mingle with the world’s most renowned culinary authorities in this extraordinary partnership between Holland America Line and Food & Wine magazine,” said Rick Meadows, CTC, Holland America Line’s senior vice president, marketing and sales. “Within our state-of-the-art show kitchens, these acclaimed experts offer our guests an enlightening perspective on the places we visit and the food and cuisine that make them so special.”

"We are excited about the myriad possibilities of this partnership," said Julie McGowan, Food & Wine's senior vice president/publisher. "By pairing Holland America Line's stellar reputation and worldwide itineraries with Food & Wine's expertise and celebration of the epicurean lifestyle, we'll attract the most dynamic, sought-after talents in the world of food and wine."

Guests will learn tricks-of-the-trade from top professionals and can try their hand at preparing dishes and tasting wines representative of the specific ports-of-call. Food & Wine will also design and provide recipe cards and wine tasting notes that guests may take home along with copies of the magazine. Other opportunities might include book signings, question and answer sessions, market tours in ports of call, specially designed on-board menus and more.

Among the chefs who will be sailing as part of the program is Michelle Bernstein, who will sail on Holland America Line’s ms Statendam to Alaska on Sept. 9, 2005. Bernstein just opened her signature MB restaurant at Grand Aqua in Cancun and is also a co-host of The Food Network’s Melting Pot. Oceana’s famed Neal Gallagher, who received the Food & Wine Best New Chef honor in 2003 will delight guests on the ms Westerdam’s Caribbean sailing Nov. 13, 2005. Other chefs participating in the program include Aaron Sanchez and Charles Dale. Aaron Sanchez is a 2005 James Beard Rising Star Chef Award nominee and owner of critically acclaimed restaurants, Paladar, in New York City, and Mixx Restaurant in the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Charles Dale, widely regarded as a culinary visionary, is the founder of Aspen’s renowned Renaissance, Range and Rustique restaurants. In addition to these chefs, Food & Wine will provide chefs, wine experts and cookbook authors who appear in the magazine’s pages as well as those featured at the publication’s premier culinary events, specifically the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., held in June.

"I am thrilled at the unique opportunity to celebrate cuisines from around the world with guests aboard Holland America Line's well-equipped ships,” said Charles Dale. “The state-of-the-art demonstration kitchens provide the ideal environment for immersing oneself in the culinary traditions of the ships’ destinations, and serve to enhance an already innovative and enriching guest program."

In addition to the robust program with Food & Wine magazine, Holland America Line offers additional chefs and demonstrations as a part of its Culinary Arts Center program aboard every sailing. For 2005, these include a dozen additional culinary demonstrations by regional and specialty chefs from the ports visited on Mexico, Alaska, Europe, and Asia/Pacific cruises. For example, Richard Sandoval, an expert on refined Mexican cuisine and owner and chef of several restaurants, sailed on the Apr. 28, 2005 ms Ryndam cruise to Mexico, and Tamara Murphy, a former Food & Wine Best New Chef and chef and owner of Brasa in Seattle, sailed on the May 9, 2005 ms Rotterdam Mediterranean cruise. Upcoming guest chefs include, Beatrice Ojakangas, an expert on Scandinavian cuisine and a cookbook author, who will sail on the June 6, 2005, ms Prinsendam cruise to the Baltic, and Ying Chang Compestine, an internationally recognized Asian healthy cuisine author, who sails aboard the ms Amsterdam in Asia on October 26, 2005, and on the December 22, 2005, Hawaii holiday sailing.

Food & Wine
Food & Wine is the modern, stylish, talent-seeking, trend-spotting epicurean magazine. Published by American Express Publishing, the leader in luxury lifestyle magazines, Food & Wine has a circulation of nearly 1 million.

About Holland America Line
In 2004, Holland America's fleet of 13, five-star, premium ships will offer nearly 500 sailings from 15 North American home ports, including new departures from Norfolk, VA; Baltimore, MD; and Boston, Mass. Recent additions to the fleet include the 1,848-passenger Vista ships, ms Zuiderdam and ms Oosterdam. In April 2004, the third Vista sister, ms Westerdam joins the fleet. The fleet will visit all seven continents in 2004, while increasing the number of cruises to popular destinations such as Alaska (139 cruises scheduled), the Caribbean (191), Europe (58) and Canada/New England (26).

Holland America excels in service, amenities and special programs. Known for consistent and attentive service, its ships have one of the highest staff-members-to-guest ratios. Spacious staterooms average 25 percent larger and verandahs twice as large as those on other lines' ships. Menus are among the most extensive at-sea. Dining choices include formal elegance, alternative specialty dining in the Pacific Northwest-themed Pinnacle Grill, casual fare and complimentary 24-hour room service.

The winner of the 10th consecutive "Best Overall Cruise Value" award from the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society (WOCLS), the line offers the only trip cancellation program in the industry that provides cash back for canceling for any reason prior to 24 hours before departure.

World's Leading Cruise Lines
The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world in the 2003 Travel & Leisure magazine "World's Best" Awards, Holland America is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, the member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Conde Nast Traveler magazine readers also ranked Holland America Line as the top premium cruise line in the world in the much-anticipated 2003 Readers' Choice Awards.

Press Release By Holland America Line

Holland America Alaska Cruise Information
Holland America Alaska Cruisetour Information
Holland America Europe Cruise Information
Holland America Mexican Riviera Cruise Information
Holland America Canada/New England Cruise Information

Posted by Denise at May 10, 2005 09:40 AM

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