noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Alaska cruising and my morbid fear of being faced with Forest Gump's Salmon Menu

This morning, my husband started chuckling as he read an article about Alaska cruising. The reason he found it so amusing was the author's point about menus being the salmon equivalent of Bubba's recitation on various preparations of shrimp in the movie, Forest Gump. 

Anyone who knows me is also painfully aware that I have some food phobias, among them being I cannot and will not eat salmon in any way, shape, or form. I am also not  a big fan of crab... but I can at least swallow it. Don't ask where these aversions began but they persist.  For instance, in May we were in Norway. As we walked into a buffet lunch, I saw every entree (and I mean that literally) included salmon... and I began to twitch (and I mean that figuratively). What did I eat? Parboiled potato and peas.... oh yeah, and some whipped cream dessert concoction that did not contain salmon. So hopefully you get the picture - I do not like s-a-l-m-o-n, sam I am.

At present, I find myself gritting my teeth knowing that one of our land tour venues is named "King Salmon something or other". God as my witness, this may be the first cruise I go vegetarian. To those who have cruised in Alaska, please tell me that there are more food options to eat aside from the dreaded salmon.  There is just so much turkey jerky that I can take with us.

Tags: Alaska

5 Answers

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, there are plenty of other food choices unless you go to a S----- Bake.  I hesitate to even say the worrd.  If you tell them that you have an allergy  to S-----, they will find something else for you to eat. 

I do not like sweet potato.  Everyone likes that, right?  It is so much more healthy for you, right.  I also don't like pumpkin.  So I feel your pain.l  Enjoy Alaska and ignore the S-----.  Tell us how you made out with the food choices on your return.  Good luck!  Unfortunately, you can't hide from the S----- but you won't have to eat it.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

"S_______"... LOL.  Using the "I'm allergic to s______" will be my go-to rationale.

Thank you, glomarrone!  

PS: Also, been meaning to share this with you...  When I type your screen name (glomarrone), my puter auto-corrects it to "glamorize" thought you might appreciate that.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

cruisinCM, you will find plenty of options. Enjoy Alaska!

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Wen I was on Alaska cruise there were plenty of options besides "S______" .   I happen to like "S_____" but what I got on the ship was bad "S_____",  it was gritty.   I do not know how Princess could serve bad "S_____" while in Alaska,  thats like getting bad Pineapple in Hawaii!!!

I hope you enjoy Alaska,  The scenery is like nothing else,   I want to go back.  

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Oh My! I decided to start doing serious investigating into an Alaskan Itinerary and found this post. My BF does not do fish so he might struggle. 

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