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Holland America Food

5 minutes read • October 4th, 2017
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Holland America Food

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Photo courtesy of Holland America Line

You can choose from numerous Holland America dining options you’ll find on every ship of the company! What are you going to choose this time? Italian, French or Asian cuisine? Burgers, sushi or Alaskan King Salmon? The casual atmosphere of Lido Market or an exclusive dinner at the Culinary Arts Center? It’s up to you!
Meals at some of the HAL’s dining venues are already included in the price of your cruise. Many travelers like to dine in the elegant Dining Room, and the others prefer the more informal atmosphere of the ship’s buffet. By the way, there are many tasty options right by the pool, such as New York Pizza or Dive-In serving hot-dogs and French fries. It’s a great opportunity to have a snack between the main meals!
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Lido Restaurant on Noordam by Gregory Neal/Flickr/CC BY 2.0
Dive-In by HAL

Holland America specialty dining for an additional cost is your way to plunge into the world of fine dining. Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, Tamarind, Sel de Mer, and many other specialty restaurants offer various menu selections for every taste. For example, Holland America Pinnacle Grill menu includes crab cakes, Roasted Pumpkin Risotto, Steamed Alaska King Crab Legs, Grand Marnier Chocolate Volcano Cake, and many other delicious dishes. 
Pinnacle Grill by HAL

By the way, if you wish to have a romantic dinner in the cozy atmosphere of your stateroom, you can take advantage of 24-Hour In-Room Dining. Enjoy healthy breakfast or treat yourself to delicious dinner while admiring the sunset right on your balcony.
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Photo courtesy of HAL

We offer you to check several samples of Holland America dining menus!
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Holland America Dining Room menu for Gala Dinner
Photo courtesy of HAL
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Holland America food menu in Dive-In
Photo courtesy of HAL
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Holland America Culinary Arts Center menu
Photo courtesy of HAL

Holland America dining hours in the main restaurant are carefully thought out to meet every traveler’s needs. You can choose traditional pre-set seating and dining times or decide on a flexible open schedule:
- traditional pre-set dining times: 5:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- open dining times: 5:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Please remember that you have to decide on Holland America dining times prior the departure!

As for the Holland America dining dress code, it’s Smart Casual for most days of your sailing. However, you’ll also have 1 or more Formal Nights, or so-called Gala Dinners. It’s a special evening with the special dress code when ladies wear elegant cocktail dresses or gowns, and gentlemen put on their tuxedos or suits.
You can read more about the dress code on the HAL's cruise liners here.
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Holland America Dining Room dress code by Roger W/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0
It’s time to check more pictures of food on Holland America ships!
holland america foodHolland America cruise food on Westerdam by Chris Owen/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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Desserts on Oosterdam by Blake Handley/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

holland america foodHolland America Oosterdam food by Blake Handley/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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Eurodam buffet by Blake Handley/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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