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Holland America Line Tests 'Second Entree' Upcharge in Main Dining Room
The Vista Dining Room on Oosterdam (Photo: Cruise Critic)

Holland America Line Tests 'Second Entree' Upcharge in Main Dining Room

Holland America Line Tests 'Second Entree' Upcharge in Main Dining Room
The Vista Dining Room on Oosterdam (Photo: Cruise Critic)

October 10, 2019

Gina Kramer
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(9:50 a.m. EST) -- In an effort to crack down on food waste, Holland America Line is testing a menu upcharge in the main dining room of four ships.

Passengers sailing on Nieuw Amsterdam, Eurodam, Zuiderdam and Oosterdam will notice the option to order a second entree for $10. First courses as well as starters, desserts and other menu items will continue to be offered on a complimentary basis, in traditional main dining room fashion; there will be no additional fee to order a second starter or dessert.

"Over the years we have upgraded the menu, and we have experienced that guests occasionally order additional main courses they simply can't finish," a spokesperson for Holland America told Cruise Critic. "Holland America Line has made great efforts to reduce food waste and with this we can better determine if guests who order a second entree will truly enjoy it."

One test involves charging $10 for a second entree only on Gala Nights, while a second trial charges $10 every night. Holland America plans to evaluate the results in late March 2019 and make a decision based on its findings.

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