World Mega Roll celebrates International Sushi Day
Seattle, Wash., June 18, 2018 — Today is International Sushi Day,
and Holland America Line is celebrating the beloved delicacy by revealing the
Largest Sushi Roll at Sea made on June 9 by Culinary Council Member Andy
Matsuda while he sailed aboard Koningsdam on a special Food &
Beverage Aficionado Cruise in Norway. Dubbed the "World Mega Roll," the
creation measured 49 feet long (15 meters) before getting rolled, 3.3 feet (100
centimeters) wide and used 70 pounds of sushi rice.
Largest Sushi Roll at Sea was prepared around the Lido Pool so guests could
join in the festivities and watch as Matsuda assembled the culinary feat. Once
delicately rolled, Matsuda cut the large roll in half so guests could view the
swirled ingredients that included rice, salmon, tuna, shrimp, crab, tamago
(Japanese omelet), tobiko (flying fish roe), cucumber, red onion and
Sushi Roll at Sea Fun Facts at a Glance:
feet long (15 meters) pre-rolled.
feet wide (100 centimeters) rolled.
sheets of Nori seaweed.
pounds of sushi rice.
pounds each of tuna, salmon and shrimp.
pound of tobiko (flying fish roe).
on board Koningsdam in June made it the perfect time to show off his
sushi skills and create the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea in honor of International
Sushi Day," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "As the
only cruise line with seven Culinary Council members advising our culinary
offering, it's exciting to be able to tap specific expertise like the
exceptional skills of Andy to wow our guests with such a fun, unique and
Matsuda has been sharing his knowledge with and training Holland America Line's
shipboard chefs to ensure that the cruise line's staff is at the forefront of
sushi trends and techniques. Guests can indulge in Matsuda's signature rolls at
Tamarind — the award-winning Asian-fusion restaurant on board several Holland
America Line ships — and at Tamarind's sushi counter on Koningsdam. To
further enhance the sushi experience, Nieuw Statendam — Holland America
Line's newbuild due for delivery in December 2018 — will boast a separate sushi
bar called Nami Sushi that will feature more rolls created exclusively by
America Line's Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises showcase the talents of
the seven members of its Culinary Council, Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, and
the premium line's wine curator and winemaker partners. For a list of upcoming
2018 Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises, visit https://bit.ly/2J9EUum.
more information, contact a travel professional, call
or visit hollandamerica.com.
Editor's note: Photos
are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/daqnsds2.
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America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400
ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter
getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven
continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America
circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia
voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean,
Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal.
The line welcomed Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class
ship, Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in December 2018. A third
Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in 2021.
company is undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position
as the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative
initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination
immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through an
exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an America's Test
Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times; and by
taking a Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills
each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and
B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of
restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's
esteemed Culinary Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes
exclusively for our guests.