- Joined Aug 29, 2000
Well, we're back from our cruise and the reviews were mixed. We sailed on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas, a very big ship indeed with over 2500 passengers. My husband had sailed with them in 1991 and found the food and service very good. We were not overimpressed with either this time. I was shocked to be served powdered scrambled eggs at breakfast, so on the second day I ordered eggs benedict. If the sauce was a real Hollandaise, I am the queen of Romania. (It was salty, but otherwise tasteless and gummy.) The chocolate tarte was held together with what was probably gelatin and starch, not cream (it was rubbery and nearly tasteless, but looked beautiful). I could go on, but I will mention some very good eggplant parmigian on Italian night as my best meal on board. I ventured out into Nassau for lunch and tried to crack conch (no, not crack cocaine...). It was thinly sliced conch, battered in an etherially light batter and fried until perfectly tender and crisp. And the fried plantain which accompanied it was delicious. Aside from an overly-sweet slice of key lime pie in Key West, that was it for local food. I wish I had something more exciting to report, but especially, I wish I'd had some more exciting foods to taste. We did keep the cruising tradition of gaining one pound per day- and then some! So we have some work to do in that department. At least we had a superb catered lunch at my brother and sister in law's home (a family celebration before we left on the cruise), with some excellent chicken satay, beef tenderloin, and a wonderful green salad with Asian citrus dressing. Bravo for the caterer and his professional staff. Their presentations were inventive, too. Too bad the cruise was a letdown. BTW, we had a ball snorkeling on Coco Cay! Got so entranced that we almost got swept away with the tide.