dining restaurant and Alaska cruises selected as the best by Bill Panoff,
editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine
Wash., Jan. 23, 2019 — Rudi's Sel de Mer, a French seafood brasserie
aboard Holland America Line's newly launched Nieuw
Statendam, and the cruise line's Alaska itineraries were named
among the best of the best in Porthole Cruise Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Awards
for 2019. The annual awards are chosen by Bill Panoff, the magazine's
editor-in-chief and publisher, and winners were announced in the
January/February 2019 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine.
"As Holland America Line continues to revolutionize the brand and build on its
reputation as the leader in premium cruising, we are honored to receive these
awards from a travel expert as esteemed as Bill Panoff," said Orlando Ashford,
Holland America Line's president. "Rudi's Sel de Mer has quickly become one of
the most sought-after dining reservations at sea, and with more than 70 years
of experience taking guests throughout the great state of Alaska, Holland
America Line is uniquely qualified to show travelers the best of the Great
Land. We're grateful that Bill and Porthole
Cruise Magazine recognized our expertise."
Panoff's role at the magazine includes extensive travel, and the
Editor-in-Chief Awards honor his favorite travel experiences that left amazing
impressions in terms of service, quality and memorable moments. The Best New
Restaurant at Sea and Best Alaska Itineraries awards earned by Holland America
Line recognize the premium brand's innovative approach to culinary offerings at
sea as well as more than 70 years of Alaska exploration.
"The cuisine I enjoyed at Rudi's Sel de Mer, coupled with a charming ambiance
and fantastic service, put it up there with the finest Michelin restaurants,"
said Panoff. "And with Holland America Line's decades of Alaska exploration,
they have perfected everything, from crafting the ideal itineraries to the
variety of shore excursions and exclusive overland tours. Congratulations on
these well-deserved recognitions."
Rudi's Sel de Mer on Nieuw
Statendam is an intimate French brasserie serving an à la carte
selection of classic seafood dishes with a modern twist. Re-creating a setting
reminiscent of the finest casual French restaurants, Rudi's Sel de Mer is the
namesake of Holland America Line's Master Chef Rudi Sodamin. Menu items include
Marinated Lobster, Grilled Shrimp Provençale, Grilled Seafood Platter and Duck
Holland America Line's "We Are Alaska" branding stakes a claim about its
leadership, expertise and history in Alaska for more than seven decades —
longer than Alaska has been a state. In 2019 Holland America Line will offer a
robust season of cruises on eight ships, with more visits to Glacier Bay than any
other line. The upcoming season also will see the introduction of
soft-adventure EXC In-Depth Alaska cruising and the continuation of the line's
popular Land+Sea Journeys, the only travel option that combines an Alaska
cruise with overland travel to Denali and the Yukon's hidden gems.
Porthole Cruise Magazine,
the world's leading cruise travel magazine, now in its 23rd year, is
published bimonthly and is available on newsstands as well as by both print and
digital subscriptions. Featuring a wide range of cruise content for both
first-time and experienced cruisers, each issue includes ship reviews,
destination features, and other editorial surrounding cruise trends, food and
wine, spa and well-being, entertainment, kids' activities, and other onboard
amenities. To learn more, visit Porthole.com and connect
with @PortholeCruise on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel advisor, call
1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425) or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE:
CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 15 ships offers
more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or
dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 128-day itineraries,
the company's cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including
Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations, EXC In-Depth Voyages,
Cuba cruises and exotic Australia & New Zealand and Asia voyages; two
annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico,
Canada & New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Nieuw
Statendam in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in
The company's brand evolution in recent years secured 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 exclusive
partnerships with O, The Oprah Magazine and America's Test Kitchen and at
unique BBC Earth live music and on-screen experiences. Outstanding
entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, B.B.
King's Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Roomand Billboard Onboard. 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 guests.