Holland America Alaska Cruise Dining

May 28, 2024

Savor the Journey with Every Bite

Prepare your palette for culinary masterpieces that are as unforgettable as the voyage itself. We’re taking you on a mouthwatering tour of the best eats onboard the Escape with Effy Charter Cruise to Alaska.

Embark on an appetizing adventure aboard Holland America’s Westerdam, from fine dining to casual eats on this luxe voyage through the Last Frontier.

Exciting plans are taking shape for Effy’s epic Alaska adventure, showcasing the largest jewelry collection ever at sea. Join us for a 7-day cruise vacation to Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria, Canada, August 18 – 25, 2024.

In a first for both jewelry and cruising (Why Shop for Jewelry on a Cruise?), Effy has chartered an entire Holland America ship for this extraordinary week-long sailing journey. 

Book your Alaska cruise suite or stateroom now to pick your preferred spot on the ship. 

The Effy Jewelry Cruise to Alaska with Holland America is the perfect place to meet and eat with fellow jewelry collectors.

Not only will you have the chance to meet Effy owners, Bobby and Benny Hematian, but the entire ship will be filled with like-minded jewelry lovers, collectors, and industry experts. Connect with a whole new crowd of diamond and gemstone collectors, cruise enthusiasts, and Alaska adventurers aboard Holland America’s Westerdam, where luxury details and white-glove service come with the fun of vacation vibes. And what better way to do that than sharing a meal that memories are made of?

Taste Alaska: Holland America & Fresh Seafood

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is Holland America's Global Fresh Fish Ambassador.

Sailing to the Last Frontier comes with stunning glacier views and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sightings, and with Holland America—famous for fine dining at sea—it comes with something more: fresh, certified, sustainable Alaska seafood. 

  • Responsible Fisheries Management: Holland America is the first cruise line to earn this highly regarded certification, committing to serve only fresh, sustainable, and traceable Alaska seafood, protecting the fish and local communities that catch them.

  • Global Fresh Fish Program: Just announced late last year, this first-of-its-kind partnership offers more than 80 varieties of local fresh fish. With Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto as Holland America’s Global Fresh Fish Ambassador, the main Dining Room serves a series of curated seafood with a side of his famous flair. 

  • Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Having sailed in Alaska for more than 75 years, this cruise line shares its commitment to serve sustainably sourced Alaska seafood, encouraging stewardship of the environment in partnership with the people in the areas it visits.

What to Eat Onboard Your Alaska Cruise

Holland America Westerdam Dining Room surf and turf entreee.

The best food on this Alaska cruise can be found at a mouthwatering menu of onboard restaurants. Holland America celebrates fine dining with the flavor of regionally inspired cuisine, artfully prepared dishes, and world-renowned wines. From the ultimate steakhouse at sea and Japanese delicacies to family-style Italian and casual buffets, the onboard dining is designed to delight and inspire. 

The Dining Room

This classic cruise dining experience that guests are most familiar with is a welcoming, sophisticated setting for a beautiful breakfast, lunch, or multi-course dinner. Holland America’s Dining Room is also the perfect venue to meet and mingle with fellow cruisers, jewelry connoisseurs, and Alaska adventure enthusiasts. Share a table with other guests who share similar interests and connect in a whole new way. 

Pinnacle Grill

Holland America Alaska Cruise Dining includes steak at Pinnacle Grill.

Craving caviar or Alaska king crab? Tempted by a tomahawk steak for two? This onboard gourmet restaurant is considered the chef’s kiss of the ship, with dishes inspired by America’s Pacific Northwest. Boasting responsibly raised beef from Washington’s Double R Ranch, complement your meal with a boutique wine from celebrated vineyards from around the world. 

Expert Tip: With limited seating and high demand, reserve your dining experience in advance. 

Canaletto & Tamarind

In a cruise line first for this ship, as an exclusive to mark this historic jewelry charter cruise to Alaska, Holland America is presenting the best of two culinary worlds. Savor Canaletto Italian for the first half of the voyage, and the Asian flavors of Tamarind throughout the second half. 

At Canaletto, enjoy a relaxed family-style setting with food best shared with new friends, familiar faces and loved ones onboard.

At Tamarind, explore Japanese and Chinese culinary cultures with cuisine praised by Condé Nast Traveler as rivaling the top restaurants on land.

Expert Tip: Don’t disembark the ship without having tried Tamarind’s wasabi steak. 

Lido Market

Dine on any food your taste buds are craving at the Lido Market buffets.

A world of culinary possibilities awaits here, with dedicated buffets specializing in curated selections of deliciousness. Start with a first course of freshly baked breads, pastries, and a bountiful selection of salads. Next up are hand-carving stations serving meats, fish and other hearty entrees. Or opt for comfort classics, global cuisines, savory quiches, or sandwiches. Finish with customized ice cream creations and desserts.

Dining aboard Holland America’s Westerdam is an integral part of the Alaskan cruise experience. It goes beyond basic dining; it’s a celebration of the global table, set against the backdrop of Alaska’s natural beauty. 

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