Saturday, 9 July 2011

Ode To Cruise Food, Part I

It would appear that my brain has been on holiday for the past few weeks since returning from the cruise... Goodness gravy!

The friends I traveled with knew that I keep up a food blog, and would often say right after being served, "Here, Sarah, take a picture!"
Ergo, here is the first set of cruise food samplings and a tour around the ship and port towns where we stopped.  Try not to drool on your keyboard...

Appetiser - Chilled Strawberry and Watermelon Smoothie!  These were always available with new flavours on the menu, and quickly became a nightly favourite.

Dessert - Someone's Apple Turnover with Vanilla ice cream

Dessert - Foreground: Vanilla Gelato with Raspberry Sauce and Peaches
Background: Pistachio ice cream, Crème Brûlée

Dessert - Positively the most incredible, rich Rocky Road Gelato I have ever had in my LIFE.  Rocky Road generally isn't the first flavour I would pick in the grocery store, but make it gelato with chocolate chips, and I'd reach for that dangerous combination any day...

Fudge shoppe in rainy Juneau, Alaska.

Per recommendation from Juneau locals, we lunched at The Twisted Fish (Halibut Fish 'N Chips, Caesar salad, Alaska Brewing Company beer...).

Eggplant Parmesan

Appetiser - Shrimp and Mushrooms in a Chive and Butter Sauce

Main Course - Fresh Halibut and trimmings

Me with my favourite junior waiter of all time (hamming it up here, as you can see), on Italian-themed night.  Three cheers for Chiradet from Thailand!

Apertif - Limoncello

Dessert - Peach Gelato, from the looks of it...

 Dessert - Tiramisu with coffee (Italian-themed night)

This is the Atrium on the 5th floor, in the centre of the ship (where the dining halls, shoppes, and various events happen).

Traviata Formal Dining Room

Serenaded by live music every night -- what a treat!

Well, that is all for now.  Stay tuned for the next installment!


  1. Thanks for posting these. I have never been on a cruise and might go someday.....someday way off in the future.

  2. GF Desserts - Thanks very much, and greetings to Arbroath! It is so exciting to hear from visitors all the way in Scotland. :) Cheers!

    Charlotte - You are most welcome. I wanted to capture what it is like to be on a cruise ship for those who haven't been. :) I will be posting more in the next few entries; 'just can't help myself!


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