Holland America Line to open new restaurant by chef Masaharu Morimoto

Holland America Line is opening a new stand-alone restaurant by world-renowned chef Masaharu Morimoto aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Guests will enjoy a memorable culinary journey at ‘Morimoto By Sea,’ the famed chef’s first nightly restaurant on a cruise ship.

Holland America Line is gearing up to open Morimoto By Sea, a new, exclusive dining experience aboard Nieuw Amsterdam opening on the ship’s December 16, 2023, voyage, and the first stand-alone restaurant at sea for chef Masaharu Morimoto. The restaurant will offer delicious, Asian-inspired dishes and beverages from chef Morimoto, the cruise line’s Fresh Fish Ambassador. The menu will emphasize fresh fish dishes to reflect Holland America Line’s new Global Fresh Fish Program. Morimoto By Sea underscores Holland America Line’s commitment to providing guests with unforgettable gastronomic experiences on every cruise.

Morimoto By Sea will be located adjacent to the Tamarind restaurant on the Observation Deck. Guests dining at Morimoto By Sea can enjoy a multi-course meal that celebrates the cruise line’s fresh fish program and highlights the cuisine of chef Morimoto. The menu also will include a selection of beef, chicken, vegetarian and vegan options. 

“Featuring cuisine from an esteemed culinary authority like chef Morimoto in his signature restaurant elevates our specialty dining experience for guests on Nieuw Amsterdam,” said Michael Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and guest services at Holland America Line. “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. We’re thrilled to welcome guests there nightly on Nieuw Amsterdam.”

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.

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

Guests who want to enjoy Morimoto By Sea can make reservations on Holland America Line’s Navigator App or on board. The restaurant carries a cover charge of $55 per person, plus an additional 18% gratuity.

Contact us for more information and to book your next cruise with Holland America Line.

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