confections featured throughout bars and lounges for guests to enjoy while
taking in the evening's entertainment
Wash., Aug 2, 2017 — Holland America Line
is reinventing the traditional dessert buffet by introducing a Chocolate
Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise. Rather than guests
having to make their way to the buffet and wait in line for a sweet treat,
Chocolate Surprise brings bite-sized confections to guests in the main public
areas as they enjoy the evening's entertainment.
After dinner, waiters parade through the Promenade decks with trays of
chocolate desserts, passing them out to guests in the bars and lounges as they
take in music or enjoy a cocktail. The nearly hour-long parade is the newest
addition to Holland America Line's growing list of culinary innovations that
put an unconventional twist on a traditional event.
"Guests love our culinary events, particularly those featuring chocolate, and
we wanted to create something special that enhances their evening activities,"
said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "It's all about making
the most of our exceptional service, and the Chocolate Surprise delights guests
in a most delicious and memorable way."
The Chocolate Surprise menu includes rich, creamy and chocolaty bite-sized
desserts that will delight even the sweetest tooth. As servers with silver
trays pass by, guests can choose from chocolate cones with lemon curd,
bittersweet chocolate and butter cream; double chocolate cupcakes; dark
chocolate hazelnut pops; milk chocolate raspberry tarts; chocolate macaroons
with Grand Marnier; chocolate-dipped marshmallows and caramel puffed rice treats
with chocolate sauce.
Chocolate Surprise takes place on all ships fleetwide now and is in addition to
even more tempting selections on the dessert menu in the restaurants.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
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Holland 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 and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages;
four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Cuba, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada & New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The
line welcomed ms
Koningsdam in 2016 and has a second Pinnacle-class ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, is to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in
2021, recently was announced.
The 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 that comprises world-famous
chefs who design dishes exclusively for our guests.