The fare on this cruise has been stand-out in how good it is. Past cruises have mostly been decent, save for our second one which was a few years after the 2008 crash, and probably a result of the line cutting costs.
The buffet on this one has been outstanding in terms of quality and selection. “Buffet” conjures images of crappy food under heat lamps, but that’s not the case here. The restaurant is in two halves, Windjammer (typically more American fare) and Jade (various flavors of Asian, natch).
Some of the highlights:
- Congee available during breakfast
- Asian scrambled eggs, which included tiny shrimp, mushrooms, and onions
- A full English Breakfast
(we mostly hit the buffet in the morning – can you tell?)
The coffee’s more than just passable – it might not be the stuff I make at home, but it’s an order of magnitude better than the Folger’s crap served at work.
The pizza (available on the buffet during lunch/dinner and via a dedicated pizza place) is also pretty tasty, and either uses real cheese or a stretchy facsimile.
I may ramble more about this later.