Eurodam Debuts New Dining Choices



    
    Pan-Asian & European Themes Will Complement Holland America Line Renowned
    Cuisine
    

    SEATTLE, March 20 /CNW/ -- Augmenting its elegant main dining room, the
innovative Lido and the Pacific Northwest-themed Pinnacle Grill, the ms
Eurodam will expand its dining choices to include restaurants featuring Asia
and Italian cuisine, as well as a French-themed terrace grill.
    New to Eurodam -- set for launch in July -- are three venues:  Tamarind,
the Asian restaurant; Canaletto, the Italian restaurant and Slice, an all-day
pizza outlet. Each venue will feature a distinct ambiance and menus that
reflect its regional theme.
    "On any given evening, Eurodam guests will have marvelously diverse
choices in dining," noted Richard D. Meadows, CTC, executive vice president,
marketing, sales and guest programs. "From our classic dining environments to
our new contemporary themes, we take great pride in how we've expanded the
venues and the menus for the Eurodam to offer nice venue choices."
    Tamarind will be a reservations-only with a capacity of 144 diners. The
Silk Den, a new lounge adjacent to Tamarind, will overlook the magradome,
offering guests a view of a new, colorful poolside water feature.
    Master Chef Rudi Sodamin has created a variety of Asian-inspired entrees
for Tamarind, including: Sea Bass with a Hoisin-Lime Glaze; Baked Snapper in
Rice Paper; Wasabi Soy Crusted Beef Tenderloin Steak; Steamed Lobster with
Garlic, Ginger and Chili; Shrimp Szechuan with Thai Basil; Roasted Peking
Duck; and Red Curry Coconut Chicken. Vegetarian dishes include: Sesame Udon
Noodles; Grilled Seitan and Vegetable Penang; and Vietnamese Cabbage Rolls.
    Canaletto comes to life for dinner when a section of the Lido restaurant
is transformed each evening into the Italian restaurant. Although reservations
will be encouraged for this casual dining venue, walk-ups will be accepted.
Canaletto will have a capacity of 72. Guests who want a daytime taste of Italy
can indulge their tastes at Slice, the new pizzeria, just aft of the pool that
will serve pizza during the day.
    Eurodam's Rembrandt dining room, with a menu that ranges from steak and
lobster to vegetarian to entrees from the region of the itinerary, will take
on a new look. Guests will marvel at the dining room ceiling with its "wave
effect" that can be lit with different colors."
    As You Wish dining on Eurodam allows guests to choose from the best of
both worlds -- either traditional pre-set seating and dining times, or a
completely flexible dining schedule. Guests with flexible seating may make
reservations daily during a cruise up to 4 p.m. or simply walk up anytime
during dining hours.
    In addition to As You Wish dining options in the main dining room,
Holland America Line features the reservations-only Pinnacle Grill featuring
Pacific Northwest specialties including selected cuts of Sterling Silver beef
and superb seafood items, as well as carefully selected wines from renowned
Pacific Northwest vineyards. Open for dinner only by reservation, guests pay a
modest surcharge of $30 per person for dinner and $15 for lunch.
    Also, at dinner time, the Lido features waiter service for guests who
desire a more casual, yet still outstanding dining experience. Guests have the
option to select dishes from the Main Dining Room menu or regular Lido
offerings. And complimentary room service is available 24/7, including
ordering dinner dishes from the Main Dining Room menu during dining hours.
    
    Eurodam Advances Premium Offerings
    
    With one more deck than Holland America Line's 10-deck Vista-class ships,
the Signature-class Eurodam will feature three alternative dining venues,
including a new pan-Asian restaurant with panoramic views. The Explorations
Cafe -- powered by The New York Times -- will be located on deck 11 on the
starboard side of the Crow's Nest. Other additions are an Explorer's Lounge
Bar, a new specialty restaurant adjacent to the Lido offering fine Italian
food, new atrium bar area, and an enhanced and reconfigured show lounge with
theater-style seating.
    Staterooms and suites on Eurodam will introduce an inspired and a
distinctly different decor and will include new exclusive, spa-themed and
scalloped verandah categories. Staterooms also will feature Signature of
Excellence premium amenities: plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream beds, deluxe
waffle/terry cloth robes, Egyptian cotton towels, flat panel televisions, DVD
players, make-up mirrors with halo lighting, massage shower heads,
professional grade hair dryers, fresh flowers and complimentary fruit baskets.
    Following its maiden voyage to the Baltic and inaugural Europe season,
the ship will sail its first trans-Atlantic cruise, followed by a series of
Canada/New England sailings in the fall before deploying on Caribbean
itineraries for the remainder of 2008.
    
    - http://www.hollandamerica.com -
    
    About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc
(NYSE:    CCL and CUK)]
    Holland America Line's fleet of 13 ships offers nearly 500 cruises to 314
ports of call in 97 countries, territories or dependencies. Two- to 108-day
itineraries visit all seven continents, including Antarctica, South America,
Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular
sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe
and Panama Canal. A 14th ship, ms Eurodam, will launch in July 2008.
    Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements,
totaling more than $425 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center
presented by Food & Wine magazine -- a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen
where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking
demonstrations and classes -- Explorations Cafe powered by The New York Times,
teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by
flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner's Dream Beds.
    
    World's Leading Cruise Lines
    
    The highest-rated premium cruise line in the world, Holland America Line
is a member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines alliance, which also
includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise
Line and Costa Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a
commitment to quality and value, these lines appeal to a wide range of
lifestyles and budgets. The World's Leading Cruise Lines offer exciting and
enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.

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     CONTACT:  Rose Abello
     PHONE:    800-637-5029
     FAX:      206-262-5934
     EMAIL:    pr@hollandamerica.co
    




For further information:

For further information: Rose Abello of Holland America Line, 
1-800-637-5029, fax, +1-206-262-5934, pr@hollandamerica.com

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