The Dining Experience

You will be delighted with the plentiful and varied dining opportunities the cruises provide. Whether in our intimate reservations-only Pinnacle Grill or enjoying our complimentary, in-stateroom dining, you will find Holland America Line’s cuisine exceptional. Their imaginative and talented chefs have designed tempting menus for every meal. In all, they offer more than 500 meal selections.

Traditional Pre-set or Flexible/Open Seating

As You Wish dining, which is our open seating dining program, allowing a flexible dining schedule that allows you to arrive any time during dining hours, is offered throughout the ship. In the main Dining Room, the lower level of the two-tiered restaurant offers As You Wish dining, and the upper level is dedicated to pre-set seating and dining times for guests who prefer a more traditional dining experience.

Included Dining Experiences

The Main Dining Room
Included Dining Experience

An elegant, two-tiered setting to enjoy cuisine prepared by chefs who have been inducted into the prestigious Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Our menus feature classic favorites, vegetarian and regionally inspired cuisine; and our wine lists boast more than 100 labels. Here you will enjoy a wide variety of menu selections at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Holland America’s chefs take advantage of local fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish and seafood. Bread products are baked fresh daily on board. Holland also offers vegetarian selections and no-sugar-added desserts. And the low-cal selections on our lunch and dinner menus are perfect for those who worry about extra calories.

Special dietary requests such as diabetic, Kosher, health conscious or gluten-free meals are easily accommodated with 90 days’ notice.

24-Hour In-Room Dining
Included Dining Experience

Sleep in and have breakfast delivered. Enjoy an early dinner on your verandah before an evening excursion. Order a salad, sandwich or entrée any time.

Lido Market
Included Restaurant

Lido Market provides a fresh, new approach to casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a panoramic view of the sea. A modern marketplace with different themed stations, the Lido offers a curated selection of delicious options to grab on the go or to have quickly made to order.

Dive In
Included Restaurant

Dive in to a grilled burger on brioche or a Nathan’s Famous gourmet hot dog. For alfresco dining by the pool, Dive-In has it all, including lighter fare like our grilled chicken breast sandwich and vegetarian-friendly portabella mushroom stack.

New York Pizza
Included Restaurant

Served up poolside: crisp Italian salads and personal pan pizzas made with a thin crust and a sauce so savory it does New York-style pizza proud.

Tea Time
Included Restaurant

On port days relax at Tea Time. On sea days attend a High Tea Dance, featuring live music and traditional fare.

Specialty Dining Experiences

The Pinnacle Grill
Specialty Restaurant

Holland America’s intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill offers an exceptional dining experience. The cuisine features Pacific Northwest specialties, including aged beef cooked on a specially designed high-temperature grill for unsurpassed tenderness and flavor. Fresh, delicately prepared seafood adds a light touch to the menu, all in a romantic, upscale atmosphere. A modest surcharge applies.

Book in advance for dinner. Lunch reservations may be made on board, so make sure you book early.

Canaletto
Specialty Restaurant

This authentic Italian restaurants offers a menu that celebrates spartire (Italian for “sharing”). Try Braised Chicken Cacciatore “al Forno,” Branzino ai Ferri or a classic Italian pasta: spaghetti pomodoro or garlic shrimp-infused ravioli, perhaps. Buon appetito!

Tamarind
Specialty Restaurant

Tamarind delights with exotic menus evoking the culinary traditions of Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Menus created by Master Chef Rudi Sodamin feature dishes honoring the elements of water, wood, fire and earth. Praised by Condé Nast Traveler for cuisine “that rivals the top restaurants on land.”

 

Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center
Specialty Restaurant

In the evening, the Culinary Arts Center transforms into a new dinner concept, an immersive farm-to-table experience where master chefs prepare simple, artisanal dishes in full view of the diners.

A la Carte Dining Experiences

Grand Dutch Cafe
A la Carte Restaurant

Inspired by our Dutch heritage and complemented with blue-and-white Delftware, the Grand Dutch Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a fine pint of lager or your favorite coffee drink, along with a traditional savory Dutch snack.

Sel de Mar
A la Carte Restaurant

Sel de Mer (“sea salt,” in French) is an intimate seafood brasserie offering a contemporary twist on French seafood classics, with à la carte dishes ranging from fresh oysters to salt-crusted whole fish to bouillabaisse.