My Cruising Experience: Food
While preparing and working extra hard to go on an 11 day cruise to the southern Caribbean I was thinking of all the good food available on cruises. You could safely say that the food is my favorite part of cruises. It's like living on a buffet for 11 days. Not the best place if you are on a diet. On the last cruise I went on last October there were tons of food options so I hope it will be like that on the next Norwegian Cruise we are going on In October.
On the Norwegian Star and I'm guessing most other cruises there are many restaurants and food choices. There's the generic buffet area and also normal restaurants. Some however you have to pay extra. For example we booked a dinner at the special French restaurant for 25$ per person, but ended up canceling it because we all felt really seasick. One thing I found really strange was that there was a Tex-Mex restaurant on the cruise that you had to pay an extra $10 per person for, yet I could eat steak at another restaurant for free.
During the first few days it felt like the crew members were rationing the food, because they had to give you the food at the main buffet area. Two days into the cruise we found out that there was some sort of disease going around so the crew was just doing that for health precautions. It was all good from there.
A personal favorite for me was going to the café in the atrium and eating assorted flavors of pound cake. I’m pretty sure that the staff there eventually recognized me, because I was going there twice a day.
Throughout the cruise there weren’t many places to get water. There were a couple of times that I had to drink hot water in the atrium, because I didn’t feel like going to all the way to the 12 deck to get cold water. If I was on a cruise for more than 7 days I at least would make the effort to drink water instead of living on apple juice and soda, for health reasons.
Cruises aren’t just about buffets. Even though there is a main buffet area, there are still many other sit down eating options. Some are complimentary and others aren’t. I think that the complimentary restaurants are good enough, unless you really want sushi and stuff like that.
Which cruise line do you think has the best food? Leave your comment below.