Dining Onboard Holland America Cruises
Holland America takes pride in offering a superior dining experience for cruise guests. Even first time cruisers will find the culinary adventure both comforting and intriguing, both palate pleasing with familiar flavors and inspired with dishes that will change your established list of favorites forever. From simple, comfortable casual dining options to the most impressive white-glove service, you'll find yourself thrilled with the menu options, ingredients and experienced staff on Holland America cruises.
Dive-In at the Terrace Grill
This is the perfect spot for burgers fresh off the grill, still sizzling hot dogs, all of the toppings and perfect accompaniments, veggie and healthy fare. Dive-In Terrace at the Grill is perfectly situated near the pool so you are only steps from your chair.
Authentic gelato made fresh onboard is a frozen treat you will love. Whether you select a cup, cone or on a stick once you add your favorite toppings you've orchestrated the perfect frozen indulgence.
Grand Dutch Café
Holland America's Dutch heritage is beautifully showcased in the Grand Dutch Café. From the predominantly blue and white color palate to the traditional Dutch snacks, coffees and pale lagers you will feel relaxed from the moment you enter.
Lido Restaurant and Market
Lido Restaurant is not your typical cruise ship buffet. Different international action stations at the Lido Market offer a delectable variety of options to grab to go or have freshly and quickly prepared in addition to your favorite comfort foods and other scrumptious fare. Selections include fresh squeezed orange juice, pancakes, cooked-to-order omelets, fresh fruits and more for breakfast. Pasta, an expansive salad bar, Asian stir-fry, pizza and gourmet sandwiches are just a few of the lunch offerings. For dinner waiter service is available and both Lido items as well as the main Dining Room menu are available and the option to dine al fresco is always on the table.
New York Deli & Pizza
When the mood strikes for a slice of home, New York Deli & Pizza has the perfect menu. From piled high deli sandwiches to piping hot and fresh personal pan pizzas as well as delicious crisp salads this eatery overlooking the pool is perfectly located to keep an eye on your chaise lounge.
You won't have to travel to Italy to enjoy the ambiance of the famed small Italian pizza shops. Gourmet pizza is made fresh and served piping hot by the slice or the pie. Its poolside location adds to what makes Slice Pizza a little piece of heaven onboard.
Main Dining Room
Sophisticated describes the décor, delectable describes the cuisine. Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has orchestrated elegant breakfasts, relaxed lunches and spectacular five-course dinners that will thrill the most discerning palates. From salmon and spinach cakes, cedar-baked red curry-coconut salmon to vegetarian options and decadent desserts the Main Dining Room is a delightful culinary journey. Choose from traditional fixed dining times or “As you Wish” flexible open seating.
Canaletto is an authentic casual Italian restaurant. Traditional dishes meant to share with family and friends are delicious in flavor and beautiful in presentation. Dine on Zuppa di Pesce, Seared Beef Carpaccio, Potato Gnocchi, Grilled Sea Bass and more don't forget to try the Tiramisu or Limoncello Crème desserts. Your taste buds will say Grazie!
Culinary Arts Center
This daytime cooking school turns into an exciting representation of the farm-to-table dining experience in the evening. The Culinary Arts Center chefs take center stage in the show kitchen and prepare uncomplicated yet artisanal dishes course by course for the pleasure of guests. Some of the ingredients are actually grown onboard in a glass-enclosed growing area, how's that for fresh?
"An Evening at Le Circque" is offered once per sailing in Pinnacle Grill. The authenticity of this famed dining experience comes from the pairing of Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and Le Cirque's Executive Chef Craig Hopson. From the whimsical orange Le Cirque china to the menu including Wild Burgundy Escargot, Chateaubriand, and the famed Crème Brûlée Le Cirque this is an exceptional meal from the moment you enter. Reservations required.
Master Chef's Room*
The Pinnacle sets the stage for the ultimate culinary experience. On select evenings you'll dine on a set 7 course menu designed by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin. The Pinnacle Grill Chef and Cellar Master host this gourmet fete at tables adorned by gorgeous linens, custom fine china, and premium wines. Fare may include Dungeoness Crab Salad, Pan Seared Goose Liver, Frappe of Maine Lobster & Porcini Bisque, Potato-Mustard Seed Crusted Black Cod, Duo of Veal, Chocolate Seduction, Artisan Cheeses, Petits Fours and more. Reservations required.
Sel de Mer*
Traditionally dressed waiters welcome you to this intimate and authentic feeling seafood brasserie. French classics with an innovative twist adorn the menu and thrill the palate. Dine on such exquisite dishes as bouillabaisse, fresh catch of the day, Maine lobster, coq au vin, duck cassoulet and more. C'est magnifique!
Tamarind is the dining destination for exotic flavors and unrivaled panoramic views. A combination of cuisine with Southeast Asia, China and Japan's culinary traditions lends a mystical air to your meal. From exceptional Sushi and Sashimi to delicious Shrimp Tempura Indochine, Shanghai Ribs, Peking Duck with Chinese Crepes, Satay Sampler, Barramundi in Banana Leaf, Thai Doughnuts and more, lunch and dinner in this venue are an occasion to be celebrated. Reservations Required.
The Pinnacle Grill*
Refined and luxurious, the Pinnacle Grill is the perfect destination to enjoy an intimate and romantic meal. Lobster Bisque, Dungeness Crab Cakes, sustainably raised beef Filet Mignon, and Porterhouse steak, Steamed Alaska King Crab Legs, Baked Alaska and more will provide you with an exceptional meal you will remember, and be talking about, for years to come.
Hosted once per voyage in the Pinnacle Grill "Taste of De Librije" is a five-course extravaganza. Jonnie Boer, Culinary Council member, Michelin Star Chef and restaurateur in the Netherlands has brought the magic of his same named land venue to sea. From the restaurants transformation replicating its namesake to delightful creations including North Sea Scallops, Chilled Tomato Gazpacho, Duo of Lamb Loin, Deconstructed Apple Pie and more your palate will be thrilled. Reservations Required.
Holland America does offer room service for guests 24/7 with a wide variety of options delivered to your stateroom. Choose from breakfast, salads, sandwiches, entrées and snacks anytime the mood strikes.
*Additional fee applies.
All menus and dining times are subject to change without notice. Some venues are only available on select ships.