Gratuitous Cruise Food

Back in the USA!  And back at home.  Phew.  We arrived safely home with no flight delays, thanks to a fortuitous choice by John to choose to fly through Chitown instead of Baltimore on the way home.  Thank you, John!

Internet was costly on the ship, or I would have posted more and responded to comments.  It was 75 cents a minute, so it was pretty much create the post with LiveWriter, log on and send.

So, I thought I would do a post (or 2) on some randomness of the trip and the food that didn’t get talked about or posted.  Most people seem to ask about the food :mrgreen:

The nice thing about Carnival is that they have lots of options for dining, from casual buffet to sit down dining.  There were also small dining options of a grill where you could get a burger and fries (or even a veggie burger!).  There was an Asian inspired area open at times that had stir fry made to order, and a sushi bar.

From the buffet lines:

Broiled Mahi Mahi.  Done to order, which is amazing on a ship of 2500 people!  You just had to ask.

From the deli for lunch, grilled pesto/tomato/mozzarella and arugula sandwich.

All that broccoli, you know that was my plate! California roll sushi (I don’t *ever* eat raw fish).

Available 24/7 is pizza, soft serve, and frozen yogurt!

We did 2 sit down dining room meals.  One was dress up night:

Starting with a wonderful salad with feta cheese and crisp grilled foccacia:

John had a crab cake:

My entree was prime rib.  I normally don’t eat corporate meat out, but I bent the rules a little on the cruise.  Plus, the only vegetarian option on this menu was eggplant (ick).

This was surprisingly good.  And way bigger a portion than I expected, as most portions on the cruise are small (or normal) in size.  I only ate maybe 1/3 of this.  With a little spinach casserole on the side and a baker.

Dessert was a grand marnier souffle with vanilla sauce:

I love the little individual desserts they serve.    The service in the dining room was impecable, too.  It felt very posh and upscale.  This is the dining room empty:

I’ll do another post on the chocolate buffet and more of the ship, as this one is getting long!

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9 thoughts on “Gratuitous Cruise Food

  1. Run Sarah

    Great posts! I havent been on a cruise since I started eating healthier, but I did when I was only eating white meat and no seafood so ended up having the veg option a lot. Looks like you managed to eat healthy while still trying new things – a great a balance!
    .-= Run Sarah´s last blog ..3 Word Highlights =-.

  2. Kelly

    I’m so glad you had a wonderful time. I was telling my hubby about the pictures you posted. I want to go on a cruise now!!

    Thanks for posting the pics. I’ve really enjoyed them. And you look beautiful in your picture. 🙂
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Acupuncture! =-.

  3. debby

    Oh, WELCOME HOME!!! I can’t tell you how good it made me feel to get that nice comment on my blog. And thanks for all the cruise food photos–the healthy AND the decadent! As you know, I love it all LOL! Aren’t you SO GLAD you made it home? Nothing is more upsetting to me than to have my homegoing delayed!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Examining the Sweet Tooth =-.

  4. Susan

    Gah!! That mozzarella sandwich!! You look gaw-juss all dressed up. And happy to see you found some of your beloved broccoli on the cruise 😉 You are really making me want to go on a cruise now!
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