The cruise — and thus the eating — continues. On day 4, the Glory stopped in St. Thomas, the port I was most looking forward to during the entire trip! I’ve heard the scenery’s beautiful and the shopping’s great, and was disappointed on neither counts.
Speaking of St. Thomas, fun fact for you… There are four main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and Water Island. The capital of the USVI is Charlotte Amalie, which is located on St. Thomas.
Anyhoo, I spent my day in St. Thomas touring the hilly island via air-conditioned shuttle — thank goodness for air conditioning! — a shore excursion coordinated via Carnival Cruise Lines, and of course, shopping! Afterwards, I re-boarded the ship and got ready for dinner in the evening. After all that activity during the day, I had worked myself up quite an appetite!
Day 4: St. Thomas
Dinner: American Table, cruise casual
Braised Ox Tongue: Onion marmalade
Rating: Fine. A bit tough, but still tasty. And novel!
I also had the Ceviche (marinated redfish fillets and shrimp with fresh lime juice, cilantro, chilies), but that was so unphotogenic that I just didn’t take a picture of it. It was also kind of sitting in liquid, which was slightly unpleasant. It reminded me of the ceviche I’ve had at Fish & Chips, possibly a bit worse, except placed on a small white serving plate instead of in a small plastic cup. Rating… below average.
Shrimp Curry: Sauteed shrimp in a Caribbean curry sauce with chilies and tropical fruit. Served with pilaf rice.
Rating: Okay. Didn’t really have anything negative to say about this. Nor anything positive. I guess the sauce was fairly tasty. Not unexpected from curry in general though.
And here’s what I had for dessert. I don’t remember what it was called, but it kind of reminded me of a cinnamon roll in bread form, with sweet dipping sauces on the side. Sugar overload for sure! I’d give it an okay-fine.