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World-renowned celebrity chefs, vintners and cocktail collaborator host select 2018 cruises

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Supplier: Holland America Line

Holland America Line is introducing Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises in 2018 that showcase the talents of the members of its esteemed Culinary Council, Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, and the premium line’s wine curator and winemaker partners. The Culinary Council comprises a collection of elite international celebrity chefs who bring global influence to every dining venue across Holland America Line’s fleet of premium ships.

The Culinary Council is led by Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin, who is joined by international chefs Jonnie Boer, David Burke, Elizabeth Falkner, Andy Matsuda, Ethan Stowell and Jacques Torres.

The cruise line also collaborates with acclaimed wine critic James Suckling on curating its wine program, master mixologist Dale DeGroff on its cocktail program and vintners from its home state of Washington, including Chateau Ste. Michelle winery, which helped develop the BLEND wine experience on board Koningsdam.

During each Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise, guests will have the opportunity to attend cooking, cocktail or wine demonstrations; get to know the experts at presentations; meet them at photo opportunities, and join an intimate reservation-only dinner in the Pinnacle Grill.

All events are complimentary excluding the Pinnacle Grill dinner. Guests who wish to make reservations for the specialty dinner can contact Holland America Line’s Ship Services department upon booking to secure their spot.

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