We treated ourselves every morning to (free!) room service of coffee and a continental breakfast. My mom says that this is her favorite part of the cruise. [I, on the other hand, was more preoccupied with making sure I was awake when the breakfast arrived. I had several false alarms when I’d run to the door, sure that I had heard a knock, only to open the door and see no one there. Having said that, it was still such a treat to have breakfast delivered to the room!]
We ate breakfast in the dining room, too, and my favorite item was the made-for-you omelets. I was not only impressed with the taste, but how the chef could flip the omelets perfectly in the air. I’m going to try this at home, although I suspect that I might be eating eggs off the floor for a while.
Not only did we eat lunch, but we’d have little sandwiches at the afternoon tea, followed by my favorite, the sushi! The sushi bar started just an hour before our dinner, but that never stopped me. I was usually one of the first in line, and the sushi chefs started to recognize me a couple days into the cruise.Even after eating the sushi, I had no problem eating our delicious 3-course dinners. Just thinking about the lobster meal we had one night and the chocolate melted cake for dessert makes my mouth water. (I have no pictures to show because apparently I was more interested in eating than photographing the food.)
However, the most interesting meal I had was an appetizer at lunch. I ordered an “antipasto platter,” which to me meant a plate of cheeses, meats, and/or olives. (I’m not crazy for thinking this, according to Wikipedia.) But, I guess on the cruise it meant sea creatures, complete with tentacles and suction cups, that may have been alive and swimming seconds ago.Although I’m pretty adventurous with my food (and I do eat raw sushi), I prefer for my food to make me use my imagination a little on what it looked like when it was alive.
Even with that questionable dish, we didn’t have anything close to a bad meal.
And now, the only complainer is my stomach, who thinks it is still on a cruise and wants to eat every 2 hours.