(one of the many pools)
First off let me say that I’m 29 and my husband is 34 we’re not crazy partiers but we don’t like to be bored either we’re not lounge by the pool types and we like good food. So this is a review hopefully to help people who are like us make a better choice than we did. I’m going to post this in parts since it would be an insanely long post. Sorry to my regular readers who totally don’t care but when I was researching cruises I wish that I had come across a review from someone like me. I promise you a giveaway and tutorial next week and maybe even a recipe before. But I want to put my thoughts out there in case it can help some folks and totally understand that this is just our one experience.
If you do don’t have time to read all of these posts, my quick summary is that this cruise was a waste of our money, time and the energy we both spent trying to get a work done so we wouldn’t come home to chaos. The reasons in short, the food was poor, the entertainment was cheesy or stupid although we enjoyed a few of the options, and most of the people on the boat no kidding were over 70 years old and it was catered to them.
I’ll go into more detail by category
We decided a good way to describe it was that it was like Denny’s sometimes it’s good but most of the time it tastes mass produced and just okay and really the reason you go to Denny’s is because it’s 2am and nothing else is open. This was for both the dinning room (i.e. fancy sit down meals) and the buffet. The little cafe served soup that was fine and pastries and some sandwiches. I did enjoy most of the desserts I tried and their sandwiches were nice but if I had had them in a regular restaurant or coffee shop they wouldn’t draw me back in.
We went on a Royal Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon and that food we loved every bite. Everything tasted special. It was like going to a restaurant that was featured on a fancy food show every night. On this cruise I wasn’t tempted to over eat. The food was only bad a few times but we were really expecting it to be better than just okay. It seemed like even the people we dined with thought it was just okay too.
(I know I look gross but this was the only cruise food picture we took)
I did like their fettuccine alfredo but still I’m not sure if I’d call it special. Again I enjoyed most of the desserts but not to the point that I finished them and wanted more. I liked ordering their cheese platter which was different every night and let us sample a variety of fancy cheeses. And we both LOVED the soft serve ice cream there was definitely something special. The chocolate tasted like they used really good quality chocolate and hubby liked the vanilla, I didn’t try it but he said it was delish.
Two more parts to come.