28 Nov 07, Wednesday
Day 10 – At Sea
Day 2/6 in the Atlantic Crossing.
If you get there early enough, you might even get a treadmill. Then again, you might not.
Let us just leave this alone, shall we?
Would you believe that you can’t get a cup of coffee 24 hours a day? Or at least not early in the morning.
As far as the rest of the meals go – breakfast is about the best. You can have cereal or musli or eggs (scrambled) or dead animal. There is also both canned and fresh fruit.
And if you want to be served in a restaurant, well, you can have table cloths and napkins as well.
As far as lunch goes, there are salads, hot entrees and cold offerings. Again, restaurant or the buffet line on Deck 11.
Which only leaves dinner. Two seatings; two restaurants. There seems to be a theme each night which carries through the many course menu. In all fairness, the food looks fabulous. The plating is superb.
I should take pictures, most of it looks so beautiful. As far as the taste, there have been perhaps 2 good dinners since the start of the cruise. It is, in a word, horrible. The salads aren’t rinsed and drained, the soups are dull and lukewarm. The risottos are way too runny and the noodles are usually over cooked.
The entrees (non-vegetarian) seem all to come from previously frozen meat and fish. The vegetarian ones are a bit better, but sadly lacking in flavor.
The food is to cuisine what chow mein is to Chinese cooking.
On the bright side, the wait staff is good.
I am half way down the second sleeve on the Kauni.
Since the last set of pix of the Rivendell did not show up clearly, lets try that one again.
Sleeping with Fear by Kay Hooper
Lost and Found Sound by Noah Adams