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Holland America Line Launches Chocolate Surprise

Holland America Line is to introduce a Chocolate Surprise parade on the last gala evening of every cruise.

Replacing the traditional dessert buffet, the Chocolate Surprise will bring bite-sized sweet treats to guests in the main public areas as they enjoy the evening entertainment. Waiters will parade through the Promenade decks with trays of chocolate desserts in a spectacle lasting almost an hour.

“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 will feature bite-sized desserts ranging from chocolate cones with lemon curd, bittersweet chocolate and butter cream to milk chocolate raspberry tarts, chocolate macaroons with Grand Marnier and dark chocolate hazelnut pops.

Chocolate Surprise parades will take place on all ships in the Holland America Line fleet.