Enjoy exquisite dining across a range of venues
Throughout your cruise vacation, you will enjoy delicious and innovative menus across a broad range of dining venues. From a casual bite poolside to a formal five-course affair in our classic main Dining Room, the crew of Holland America Line will orchestrate a truly memorable dining experience. Led by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, our exceptional culinary staff creates signature Holland America line dishes using only the freshest produce and the highest quality meats and seafood available. Our knowledgeable wine stewards are adept at pairing the perfect wine with every dish. Whether you desire the relaxed atmosphere of the Lido, the elegance of the Pinnacle Grill or dinner for two on your private verandah, the choice is always yours.
As You Wish' Dining
We are proud to introduce As You Wish' dining in our main dining room. This innovative program allows you to choose from the best of both worlds either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a completely flexible dining schedule. One level of the two-tiered restaurant will offer a flexible/open dining service from 5:15 to 9 p.m. daily, and the other will host two seatings, an early and main seating. At the time of booking choose the plan that best suits your lifestyle and needs. If you choose the flexible/open seating program, you may make reservations daily up to 4 p.m. - or simply walk up during dining hours. We are implementing As You Wish' dining throughout our fleet, the schedule per ship is shown below.
Our commitment to culinary choices and personalized service is further reflected in our many dining options. We offer complimentary 24-hour room service, special kid-friendly menus at the Lido Restaurant and Terrace Grill, daily afternoon tea service elevated to Royal Dutch High Tea once per cruise, an ice cream bar, espresso and pastries in the Explorations Cafe, complimentary hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour, hand-dipped chocolates in the Explorer's Lounge after dinner and a late-night buffet and chocolate extravaganza in the Lido Restaurant.
Special dietary needs, such a vegetarian, diabetic or gluten-free meals, are easily accommodated with advance requests. Kosher meals and a Health Conscious Dining option are also available.
RESTAURANTS & GRILLS
MAIN DINING ROOM
Each evening as the dinner hour approaches, the melodious call of the chime master invites you to the main Dining Room for an incredible culinary experience. Fine Rosenthal China, sparkling stemware, panoramic ocean views and fine art and antiques create the elegant setting for sumptuous five-course meals prepared by our renowned chefs. Savor seared sea scallops, filet mignon topped with crab and Hollandaise, excellent wines and irresistible desserts. Fresh herbs and imaginative combinations make lighter fare an equally satisfying choice. New, As You Wish' dining allows you to enjoy classic fixed dining times or the flexibility of dining when you wish.
The Pinnacle Grill offers a level of elegant sophistication unmatched anywhere on the seven seas. Beautifully appointed with BvlgariN china, RiedelN stemware and FretteN linens, the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a special group celebration. Creative and innovative menus, drawing from regional ingredients of the highest quality, will delight the palate and ignite the senses. Indulge in hand selected aged Sterling Silver Beef, fresh seafood and an extensive, world-class wine list. For this exquisite 5-star dining experience, guests pay a modest surcharge. Adults may dine for US$20.00 per person or lunch for US$10.00. Children under 12 dine free of charge. A rate of 50% applies for children between 13 years and under 18 years of age. The Pinnacle Grill is available by reservation only for both lunch and dinner. We recommend making your reservations as soon as possible after booking.
Located in the center of the Lido deck, our Lido Restaurant offers relaxed dining, extensive menu selections and as always, impeccable service from our attentive, yet unobtrusive staff. Bountiful breakfasts feature fresh-squeezed orange juice, cooked-to-order omelets, pancakes, fresh fruits, natural cereals and yogurts. For lunch, cuisine from around the world, including Asian stir-fry, sushi, pizza, pasta, gourmet sandwiches and an extensive salad bar. At dinner time, the Lido features waiter service and entr'es from both the Lido and Main Dining Room menus. Dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy the fresh salt air on deck.
Located outside on the Lido deck, the Terrace Grill features portable buffet bars offering pizza, nachos, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings, sandwiches and gourmet sausages. Whether cruising the tropics where it's sunny and warm or enjoying the cooler destinations under our insulated sliding glass roof, enjoy a relaxed lunch poolside at the Terrace Grill.
Exclusive to the ms Eurodam, Holland America Line's first Signature class ship launching in June 2008, the new Tamarind Restaurant offers exceptional Pan-Asian fare. Located on the uppermost deck, this 144-seat top-side restaurant provides stunning views port and starboard.
Classic, steamed dumplings filled with chicken, Asian pork, spring vegetables, spinach and mushrooms and shrimp shu mai lead the procession of the lunch time dim sum offerings at the Tamarind. Also available are vegetable spring rolls, spicy crab sushi nuggets, shrimp won ton sticks and spicy crab rangoon.
For dinner, guests will have the choice of ordering a variety of Asian-inspired cuisine from the menu or enjoying Rijsttafel, a Dutch adaptation of the traditional Indonesia dinner. It consists of rice accompanied by more than a dozen, often spicy side dishes served in small plates. Rijsttafel at Tamarind will include an assortment of dishes from satay, steamed vegetables and sweet & sour pickles to braised poultry, stir fried lamb and seafood steamed in banana leaves. This traditional Dutch-Indonesia culinary experience is exclusively available on Holland America Line's Eurodam.
Dinner at Tamarind will cost US$15 per person with the Rijsttafel costing US$20 per person. Lunch is complimentary.
Named for the famous 18th century Venetian artist, our new Canaletto Restaurant is exclusive to the ms Eurodam, Holland America Line's first Signature class ship launching in June 2008. Adjacent to the Lido Restaurant dining area, the Canaletto Restaurant will serve classic Italian fare with tableside service for dinners only. During breakfast and lunch the area will provide additional seating for Lido Restaurant guests.
Evening dress falls into two distinct categories: Formal or Smart Casual. Smart Casual can be defined as slacks and collared shirts for men and casual dresses, slacks and informal evening wear for women. T-shirts, swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are not allowed in the restaurants or public areas during the evening hours. On festive Formal evenings, ladies usually wear a suit, cocktail dress or gown and gentlemen wear a jacket and tie, dark suit or tuxedo. There are approximately two formal nights per week.
On festive formal evenings, women usually wear cocktail dresses or gowns and men usually wear business suits or tuxedos. There are approximately two formal nights per week. (Gentlemen: Although business suits or tuxedos are suggested attire for formal evenings, they are certainly not required. You are welcome to wear a jacket and tie on formal nights.)