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Crown Cruise Vacations | April 14, 2024

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Holland America Opens Chef Morimoto Restaurant Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Holland America Opens Chef Morimoto Restaurant Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam
Jackie Sheckler Finch

Holland America Line’s “Fresh Fish Ambassador” now has the cruise line’s first stand-alone restaurant at sea on Nieuw Amsterdam.

Morimoto By Sea is showcasing the delicious cuisine of Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The restaurant offers Asian-inspired dishes and beverages from Chef Morimoto with a menu emphasizing fresh fish dishes to reflect Holland America Line’s new Global Fresh Fish Program.

“Featuring cuisine from an esteemed culinary authority like Chef Morimoto in his signature restaurant elevates our specialty dining experience for guests on Nieuw Amsterdam,” Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and guest services at Holland America Line, said in a news release.

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

The restaurant also highlights Chef Morimoto’s exclusive alcoholic beverages, including Morimoto Dream Brut Rosé and Morimoto Junmai Daiginjo Sake that complement the dishes on the menu.

Morimoto By Sea is the newest addition to the chef’s extensive list of top-rated restaurants worldwide and his first on a cruise ship.

“The creation of this new restaurant has been a new and exciting experience, and I look forward to sharing my culinary passion with guests aboard Nieuw Amsterdam,” Chef Morimoto said in a news release. “Morimoto By Sea will bring exceptional flavors and one-of-a-kind dishes to guests sailing around the world with Holland America Line.”

Morimoto By Sea is located adjacent to the Tamarind restaurant on the ship’s Observation Deck. Guests dining at Morimoto By Sea can enjoy a multi-course meal that also includes a wide selection of beef, chicken, vegetarian and vegan options.

The debut of Morimoto By Sea on Nieuw Amsterdam follows Holland America Line’s recent launch of its global fresh fish program, which includes a Morimoto By Sea pop-up experience once per cruise on the fleet’s other 10 ships in either Pinnacle Grill or Tamarind.

The dishes served at Chef Morimoto’s restaurant aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, at the pop-up and all seafood offerings across Holland America Line’s fleet are sourced from a global network of 60 ports to serve 80 types of fresh fish on board.

Photos courtesy of Holland America Line

  1. Sushi plate (cover)
  2. Ishiyaki Buri Bop
  3. Morimoto by Sea
  4. Nieuw Amsterdam


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