Holland America MS Amsterdam – Day 3 Pt. 4 – May 2015 – Sea Day

(Continued from Day 3, Pt. 3) … Before getting ready for dinner, we explored a little more and snapped photos and videos of the ship for future use.  Video is a new thing for us, so it was a learning process for sure.  I learned a lot about what NOT to do, and got a few OK shots.  I am still trying to pull together what I got to post later… One of the first things I learned was that my GoPro camera is great for outdoors in the sun, and great for action shots… but not so great for cloudy, indoors, and “ship tour” type videos.  Oh well, live and learn.

Before dinner, we also gathered our laundry such that we could complete it in the evening after dinner.  As mentioned before, it is much easier to walk down the hall than it is to trek across town to do laundry.

 

OK, OK .. enough about real-life junk like laundry.  Let’s talk about dinner on the seas.  We gathered the family and headed down to dinner in the Main Dining Room.  This was to be our last dinner on the ship before disembarkation the next day.

MS Amsterdam Last Dinner Menu

MS Amsterdam Last Dinner Menu

For starters, we decided on Shrimp Cocktail and the Goat Cheesecake with Red Onion Jam.  Both were quite tasty, and a nice start to the final dinner.  The adults are fans of goat cheese, so it was nice to be able to try a savory cheesecake made from goat cheese.  The shrimp cocktail was very good as well.  The teens love anything shrimp-related, so it was a hit with them.

Calypso Bay Shrimp Cocktail on MS Amsterdam

Calypso Bay Shrimp Cocktail on MS Amsterdam

MS Amsterdam Goat Cheesecake with Red Onion Jam

MS Amsterdam Goat Cheesecake with Red Onion Jam

Naturally, our main courses were next, and we had chosen the Szechaun Chicken, Rustic Home-Made Lasagna , and the Boston Lager Strip Loin Steak.  Honestly, although it wasn’t “Bad” per se, the Boston Lager Strip Loin was nothing notable.  It was a little tough, and the flavor was less than magical… Now, that being said… the bar HAD been set pretty high at this point.  Overall, I would say that the meal on this last night was not up to the standards that had been set thus far, but was still at least decent.  None of the three meals this last evening were a problem, nor “Bad”…

MS Amsterdam Szechuan Chicken

MS Amsterdam Szechuan Chicken

MS Amsterdam Boston Lager Strip Loin

MS Amsterdam Boston Lager Strip Loin

MS Amsterdam Rustic Home Made Lasagna

MS Amsterdam Rustic Home Made Lasagna

After finishing up our mains, our desserts were ordered.  We had chosen the Vanilla Napoleon, Chocolate Tres Leches Cake, and a Cheese Plate.  We actually ordered the cheese plate each night, but did not get photos of it for some reason.  What a great way to try different cheeses with committing too much to the process.  With dinner completed… it was laundry time (after a relaxing drink or two after dinner.) … (Continue to Day 3, Pt. 5)

MS Amsterdam Final Night Dessert Menu

MS Amsterdam Final Night Dessert Menu

MS Amsterdam Cheese Plate

MS Amsterdam Cheese Plate

MS Amsterdam Vanilla Napoleon

MS Amsterdam Vanilla Napoleon

MS Amsterdam Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

MS Amsterdam Chocolate Tres Leches Cake


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Comments 3

  1. Thank you so much for the postings. I am looking forward to the smaller ship experience. I am looking forward to the video—-HINT HINT!
    Great job and delicious pictures. Looks like this is a lot of work.

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