Holland America Line are introducing a Chocolate Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise. Guests on board no longer have to make their way to the buffet and wait in line for a sweet treat as Chocolate Surprise will bring bite-sized treats to guests in the main public areas as they enjoy the evening’s entertainment.
Waiters will parade through the Promenade decks after dinner with trays full of chocolate desserts, passing them out to guests in the bars and lounges. This hour-long parade is just one of the newest additions to Holland America Line’s growing list of culinary innovations that put a twist on traditional events.
“Guests love our culinary events, particularly those featuring chocolate, and we wanted to create something special that enhances their evening activities,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “It’s all about making the most of our exceptional service, and the Chocolate Surprise delights guests in a most delicious and memorable way.”
The Chocolate Surprise menu includes rich, creamy and chocolaty bite-sized desserts and as servers with silver trays pass by, guests can choose from chocolate cones with lemon curd, bittersweet chocolate and butter cream; double chocolate cupcakes; dark chocolate hazelnut pops; milk chocolate raspberry tarts; chocolate macaroons with Grand Marnier; chocolate-dipped marshmallows and caramel puffed rice treats with chocolate sauce.
Chocolate Surprise will take place on all ships fleetwide and is in addition to the dessert menu in the restaurants.