Some people go to a cruise just to eat.
It’s not a bad deal. The last minute promotion price was $600 a person, that’s 5 nights of room and food, and it comes with a balcony. Fellow cruisers told me the sorry room without a view (called “interior room”) cost $450. I am sure it can get cheaper.
For this price, you get 24 hr buffet, room service, and 5 nights of sit-down dinner in the restaurant. Plus there’s a “spa-cafe” that offers healthy selections; I found a lot more people at the buffet though, each body taking up 1 1/2 to 2 seats. No wonder.
Hmmmm, English breakfast. Not promising. The bloody queer thing is…bangers? Sausages are called BANGERS? That’s a tad graphic. Stations provide same foods for 5 days but people still crowd in. Perhaps it’s more relaxing without the set tables. Since rumor says in the morning they have Chinese porridge, I took one morning to check it out.
This turned out to be rather a pathetic item. I got some plain porridge with tofu from the delightful Asian Delights section. All I can say is I have to write a formal letter to the company stating that cooking edible Asian dishes should not be that formidable. The Pad Thai I tried on my first day for lunch had a flavor no where near recognizable. Fare in the restaurant is more approachable. However, I would try to ask for “flexible seating” next time. Having to sit next to the same family for 5 nights runs conversation VERY dry. The couple has two young kids, which is good, but the 7-yr-old drives me nuts. On the menu the left side is SAME everyday. The right side changes daily. I would say the food is decent, but not fancy. Did not bother taking a photo.