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Holland America Line Opens Asian-Inspired Restaurant

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Holland America Line is launching a new and exclusive dining experience on the 2,100-guest Nieuw Amsterdam; ‘Morimoto By Sea’ will open on December 16, 2023.

The restaurant has been developed by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the cruise line’s ‘Fresh Fish Ambassador’.

It will offer Asian-inspired dishes and beverages, to reflect Holland America Line’s new ‘global fresh fish programme’, such as sushi, tempura calamari salad, crispy fried whole market fresh fish and lobster pad Thai.

The menu will also include a selection of beef, chicken, vegetarian and vegan options.

Morimoto By Sea will be the newest addition to Chef Morimoto’s list of worldwide restaurants and his first on a cruise ship.

He specialises in Japanese cuisine and was previously head chef at Nobu. He appears regularly on both Japanese and US TV.

The restaurant will open on Nieuw Amsterdam during the ship’s winter Caribbean programme.

Holland America Line Morimoto

Michael Stendebach, Vice President of Food, Beverage and Guest Services at Holland America Line, said:

“Featuring cuisine from an esteemed culinary authority like Chef Morimoto in his signature restaurant elevates our specialty dining experience for guests on Nieuw Amsterdam.

“The menu showcases a symphony of flavours and the freshest ingredients, reflecting the highest standards of culinary excellence from both Holland America Line and Chef Morimoto.

“We’re thrilled to welcome guests there nightly on Nieuw Amsterdam.”

Chef Morimoto said: “The creation of this restaurant has been a new and exciting experience, and I look forward to sharing my culinary passion with guests aboard Nieuw Amsterdam.

“Morimoto By Sea will bring exceptional flavours and one-of-a-kind dishes to guests sailing around the world with Holland America Line.”

Guests can make Morimoto By Sea reservations on Holland America Line’s Navigator App or on board. The restaurant carries a cover charge of $55 per person, plus gratuity.

For more information about Holland America Line, visit hollandamerica.com

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