Holland America offering cruisegoers a bigger taste of Alaska

Holland America Director of Culinary Operations John Mulvaney.

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.-based cruise ship corporation Holland America Line has recently unveiled new Alaskan seafood-themed dishes as part of its expanded Alaska Up Close program.

Holland America has a longstanding commitment to serving local seafood, and it said its Alaska Up Close program allows guests to become “deeply immersed in the local culture with informative onboard programming, sea-to-table dining, and award-winning shore excursions,” Holland America said.

“All the feedback and data we receive show us guests want to experience local ingredients during their cruise,” Holland America Director of Culinary Operations John Mulvaney told SeafoodSource. “All menus for ships sailing in Alaska are inspired by Alaskan seafood while of course incorporating dishes for diners who don’t eat seafood or even meat, utilizing other local fruits, vegetables, and proteins where we can.”

In one of its programs, a wildlife expert provides facts on local marine life before guests are feted with locally sourced seafood products. In another, members of the local Huna Tlingit tribe share stories about fishing and hunting for the same cuisine guests are then given to try.

Holland America serves more than

Photo courtesy of Holland America Line

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