do you have a dish that you especially look forward to when you cruise?
Favorite dish on a cruise ship?
My favorite food is Surf and Turf? I am very disappointed if it isn't available. Another favorite is Baked Alaska. I can't really get it anywhere else. The best Baked Alaska I have ever had was on the first Vantage cruise on the River Venture cruising through northern France that I just finished. It was a huge slice with several different flavors. I can't wait to see how the second of the B2B Vantage cruises this time on the River Discovery II compares. I was quite surprised that a river cruise would have a the best Baked Alaska. By the way, this was my 51st cruise. The food on board is very good. The presentation is marvelous. The chef is very accommodating.
My favorite is the Surf and Turf. Through the years the surf is getting smaller and the turf has gone form Fillet Mignon to Prime Rib. The best meal I have had on a ship was the Emerald Steak House on the Carnival Glory (it was better then the pay restaurant on RCI Adventure of the Sea's). It was $ 35.00 each but well worth it. It was my B-day dinner so Steak House and bottle or two of wine.
I'm not surprised of the quality of food on a river cruise, they only cook for a few hundred, not a few thousand. Also the food seams to be better in Europe then here in the stats.
I've always enjoyed Lamb Shanks. My son and are both do all the cooking at home, so | rarely am surprised....BUT on the Island Princess, we found our guy at the eggs station.
On the second day of the cruise he discovered I LOVE eggs Benedict. We had a chat later on the second day when he had a break and for the entire cruise he supplied the best best eggs benedict I've had since cooking school.
Overall quality of food on a big ship is institutional, but there are surprises out there. Try the French Bistro on NCL Dawn... Stay away from the Italian on the Dawn.
It's difficult to pick a specific dish but Baked Alaska for sure. Also, I love having access to Indian food at the buffet. While that's not a dish, per se it is the cuisine itself.
On the flip side, because we live close enough to the North End in Boston, we can get great Italian food whenever we have a hankering for it. More often than not, we are not as thrilled with the cruise line's interpretation of dishes.
Thanks everyone for sharing. You are right justMe that the lobster is getting smaller. Now they are all only lobster tails which I admit are easier to eat especially when they remove it from the shell for you. Sometimes the surf is shrimp. And yes the turf gets smaller every year.
Eggs Benedict. I only eat it a couple of times a year, so I really look forward to it onboard. Twice max.
btw, it's one of the dishes on my death row / last meal menu. The other is chicken fried steak, with dumplings. They're gonna have to work to get that needle in my vein.