5 Holland America Specialty Restaurants

If you’re like us, one of the things you savor when cruising is the food. You’re in for a treat!

We recently enjoyed a Holland America Rotterdam cruise. It’s the newest Pinnacle Class HAL ship – regaled for its show-stopping views from the Crow’s Nest and wonderful array of entertainment.

One aspect that really got us raving was Holland America’s specialty dining. We ate at four of the five specialty restaurants.

Pinnacle Grill

This steakhouse is elegant, with a blue-and-gold color theme – from the royal blue leather chairs to the gold candle holders, gold-rimmed Limoge charger plates and gold-colored water glasses.



Rudi’s Sel de Mer

Step into this Parisian-inspired restaurant and with plush carved red banquette chairs. Admire the pop-art porcelain plates – painted with colorful food faces – that adorn the back wall.



Canaletto provides the perfect atmosphere to unwind in after a busy day on or off-board your Holland America cruise.



The Pan-Asian Tamarind turned out to be our favorite restaurant. It’s been praised by Conde Nast Traveler for “cuisine that rivals the top restaurants on land.”


Club Orange restaurant

Club Orange is Holland America’s VIP pay-for-perks program.  This allowed us to skip the lines when embarking in Fort Lauderdale.

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