Holland America Lines Up Celebrity Chefs

Seattle, WA, June 16, 2006 “ Holland America Line continues its successful on-board culinary program through 2006 and 2007 in conjunction with Food & Wine magazine. The multi-year partnership provides guests on select Holland America Line cruises an opportunity to experience demonstrations and seminars conducted by top chefs, wine experts and leading cookbook authors affiliated with Food & Wine. The partnership developed in response to consumers increasing interest in learning about fine wines and international cuisine.

The initiative is part of the lines Culinary Arts Center program, which is offered on every sailing. As a part of the lines $225 million Signature of Excellence initiative, Holland America Line has spent more than $13 million to create and install the Culinary Arts Center facilities. The Culinary Arts Centers are now in place on all but one of the fleet of 13 premium cruising vessels including the new 1,918-passenger ms Noordam; the remaining ship ms Oosterdam will be completed in October of 2006.

Read the entire press release including the list of celebrity chefs.