Carnival Glory Cruise Day 6: Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Grand Turk… the last port of call on this Carnival Glory voyage.  Grand Turk was actually the only port of the four that I had visited previously, so I wasn’t super highly motivated to do a shore excursions on land.  I ended up spending most of the day shopping in port — one of my favorite activities!  Afterwards, I stopped by the gorgeous beach, with clear, blue-green waters and warm sand, lined with bright green palm trees, that was literally right in front of the ship!

Dinner in the evening featured the second of two cruise elegant nights.  Time for an American Feast!

Day 6: Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
Dinner: American Feast, cruise elegant

Appetizer(s)
Chesapeake Crab Cake: Herb remoulade

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Rating: Good, pretty tasty.  FYI, crab is one of my favorite types of seafood, especially blue crab.

Four Season Salad: Lettuce, corn, cucumber, tomato

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Rating: Below average.  The salad was fresh, but seemingly unadorned.  What it lacked was some volume.  Obviously, it didn’t live up to my expectations.  Also, the turnips arrived unannounced and uninvited.

Keep reading for the main course — or courses?! — of this second cruise elegant night!   Continue reading

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Carnival Glory Cruise Day 3: First Day at Sea

One of my favorite parts of full days at sea is the Seaday Brunch!  That’s right, no need to get up early to catch the breakfast rush before heading off the ship, into port.  I get to sleep in late, then go to what I think is probably the best meal of the entire cruise… Seaday Brunch!

I started my morning off right, with some protein… Huevos Rancheros.  Chicken quesadilla, topped with fried eggs, manchego cheese, and mucho más Mexican flavors and other words you wouldn’t understand.  Description courtesy of the actual menu.

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Rating: Fine.  The main portion was fine, but the salsa and mole — I think mole — weren’t too awesome.  And I couldn’t really tell what those little fried balls were.  Either way, they weren’t great and remained on my plate for the duration of the meal.

Right around lunchtime, I went to a cooking demo that took place in the steakhouse aboard the Glory, where I got to sample some prepared foods while watching chefs in the kitchen do their thing.  Mushroom cappuccino, baby leaf spinach and fresh mushrooms, boiled supreme of free range chicken, and tiramisu.  My favorite was probably the dessert — though I’m not usually a dessert fanatic —  since it tasted subtly rich, if you know what I mean… rich, but in a subtle way.  Plus, it was quite photogenic.

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Overall, all was fine except for the baby leaf spinach and fresh mushrooms.  I mean, a few leaves of spinach and a few mushrooms isn’t really anything to jump up and down about…

Keep reading for what I had later in the afternoon at the Taste Bar and afterwards at dinner… the first of two cruise elegant nights featuring American Table!   Continue reading