Carnival Glory Cruise Day 2: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Remote private island surrounded by calm, cool, refreshing blue-green waters and warm, semi-grainy off-white sand.  Relaxed yet?  Well, I bet you’d be even more so if you were actually standing on the beaches of Half Moon Cay, a private island (owned by Holland America Line) in the Bahamas.

On day two of my week-long Carnival cruise. I stopped there for the day, toured the island, and dined at an afternoon BBQ, open to all cruisers.  Here are two quick snaps I took of the main entree and dessert lines.  Didn’t stay too long because it was super hot outside, so just grabbed a couple samples and headed back to the ship.

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And here’s what was on par for dinner.

Day 2: Port Day at Half Moon Cay
Dinner: American Table, cruise casual

Appetizer
Braised Rabbit: Garlic, Red Wine

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Rating: Good.  Yes, this little flavorful delicacy gets a good from me!  Plenty tasty and the pastry was pretty flaky too.  Presents nicely.

Entreé
Junkanoo Pot: Nassau hosts the largest Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas.  Shrimp, calamari, and chicken combined in a tropical sauce with pineapple and peppers, you gotta try it.

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Rating: Okay-fine.  This gets novelty points since I’ve never had it before, but I wasn’t super impressed with the quality of seafood nor rice.  If I remember correctly, at least the sauce was flavorful.

Carnival Glory Cruise Day 1: Embarkation Day

As promised, I will share more about my culinary adventures aboard the Carnival Glory last week.  Can’t believe I just got off my cruise only a few days ago — seems like much longer!

Each subsequent day, for the next seven days, I will post either what I had during brunch, lunch, or dinner — or a combination! — onboard the Glory.  On this particular ship, I got to experience Seaday Brunch — best brunch ever! — and American Table and American Feast at dinner.  You can think of American Table as your standard dinner meal and American Feast as elegant night.  I won’t do full reviews, just share some pictures, quick descriptions, and maybe a few thoughts.  Enjoy!

Day 1: Embarkation Day
Dinner: American Table, cruise casual

Appetizer
Croquetas, Empanadas, Black Bean Salsa: A trio of Latin flavors come together in this tasty dish of ham croquetas, homemade chicken empanada and a side of black bean corn salsa

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Rating: Okay.  Standard fare, nothing special here.

Entreé
Grilled Mahi Mahi: Lightly seasoned fillet served with a side of coconut rice, a fresh pineapple and red pepper sauce

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Rating: Okay.  The fish was tasteless, though cooked well, and the rice tasted like coconut, but I’m not sure if I liked it.