The remarkable behind-the-scenes activities of the culinary experience on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Darren David Lewis is having a lavish dinner party the evening that I met him. The menu sounded phenomenal and included Seared Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, Mediterranean Seafood Chowder, Three-Peppercorn Crusted NY Strip Loin Steak with sage and garlic roasted potatoes, french green beans and sauteed onions and peppers and Sacher Torte (a classic Austrian chocolate…

Countdown to my Holland America Mediterranean Cruise

The countdown has begun to my 7-night Mediterranean Adventure cruise on Holland America Cruises on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam ship. I depart from Barcelona on October 7 and we will be visiting Palermo, Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), Livorno (Florence/ Pisa), and Toulon. I have never cruised with Holland America, nor have I toured any of their…