Who doesn’t look forward to dining on a cruise vacation?! You can eat all you want. Then, skip the bill. Don’t be shy to ask for seconds. Everyone does it or they’ll follow suit, too. Enjoy our cruise food journal.
The service is great – they pull the chair out for you, place your napkin on your lap, remember days later your drink preference… all the little things. The speed of serving the courses were something to take note on… not much waiting and never late to the evening entertainment.
The food, on the other hand, was sometimes a hit and miss. One day, Bill ordered seared ahi tuna and I swear… it was like rubber. Was it microwaved? Bill has acquired a taste for good ahi from all the ahi poke bowls we’ve eaten living in Hawaii. Myself, I recall ordering Crème Brûlée… which is one of my favorite desserts growing up on Filipino Leche Flan. What I got must’ve been overcooked because instead of being rich and creamy, it had a dense texture and thicker than any pudding consistency I’ve tasted.
Surprisingly, we feel formal main dining aboard Carnival cruises have been better in comparison.
Starter: Sautéed Maryland Style Crab Cake
Main Course: Fish, Seafood & Mash
Main Course: Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Dessert: Key Lime Pie – which we asked "to-go" so we can enjoy it in our room with a view of the moonlight.
Starter: Beef Tartare
Main Course: Filet Mignon
Main Course: Seafood Linguine
Starter: Salmon Tartare – first time, I’ve ever tried it.
Main Course: Garlic Tiger Shrimp
Dessert: Warm Donuts – mini beignets, chocolate sauce whipped cream
Bill gets excited especially on Lobster dinner evenings. He always asks for two lobster tails from the start!
Main Course: Lobster Tail
Dessert: Creme Brûlée
QUESTION: Do you remember trying some dishes for the first time on your travels? If so, what was it and where?