Whatever Happened To.........?

the Baked Alaska Dance ?

for you newbies, on the last night, in the MDR, all the waiters would dance through the room with flaming Baked Alaska, that nights dessert, on their heads.

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Or they carried it........

http://youtu.be/cRe069974Cs

Maybe it was a fire hazard but it was fun to see. Recently they did do it on our Vantage river cruise, though. Baked Alaska is one of my favorite desserts. I made it a few times myself at home.

Fire hazard.............  but it was fun to see.    I don't think I have been on a cruise with the flaming Baked Alaska carried through the MDR in over 10 years........ Ahhh the good old days of cruising.

Is it still even on the menu ?    I think it may also have a lot to do with all of the  your time / my time / any time  dining.    With fewer people in the MDR at any one time, or at least without the two designated  seatings, it becomes more difficult to coordinate. 

I have seen the Baked Alaska on some (but not all) cruise, but it is no longer served flaming Sad.

on my last Carnival Sunshine cruise, though, they did seem to have the Baked Alaska March nightly, sans the Baked Alaska.

The last time i saw the parade was on a NCL ship. They paraded with the candle lights powered by batteries, have not seen actual flames in years.

We had Baked Alaska on our last cruise and it was barely a semblance of what I remember and it certainly did NOT come flambee. I can't tell you how disappointed I was when the waiter ceremoniously presented a plate with a half-inch thick slab of an ice cream--meringue-cake layered thing and I cracked up laughing at the absurdity. It tasted as mediocre as it was unrecognizable. Not one of Carnival's best efforts. Bubba above is right about NCL, they do present their "flaming" desserts, on birthdays for example, with a battery-candle that they switch off as you blow. See for yourself: 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4Qpo4xJTWQ

That was fun to watch, and the dessert was delicious!

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