Holland America’s 15 cruise ships are adding a new, all-vegetarian menu, as well as 30 new vegetarian dishes to their existing dining options. Some of the new dishes will be vegan as well. Both vegetarian and vegan menus are available upon request. Some of the new options include: Vietnamese Vegetable Spring Rolls, Curried Vegetable Empanadas and Baked Cheese Polenta with Mushrooms.
“Many more people are choosing a vegetarian culinary experience, yet the options can be limited. By offering a complete vegetarian-only menu and the largest vegetarian selection at sea, we are ensuring that all guests can take part in an exceptional dining experience while cruising with Holland America Line,” said Holland America’s executive vice president. (Source: USA Today)
Some of the Holland America ships are very large, with passenger capacities well over 1,000. With such a large audience on each ship, it’s important to provide options for various diets. One of the main draws for cruise ships is their food, specifically the buffets. Including many more vegetarian and vegan options provides alternatives to calorie-rich and sometimes fat-laden, meat-based foods offered on buffets, which can cause weight gain while on a week-long vacation. For those concerned about gaining weight on vacation, vegetarian food choices can certainly be helpful in maintaining a healthy diet.
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