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.
And here’s what was on par for dinner.
Day 2: Port Day at Half Moon Cay
Dinner: American Table, cruise casual
Braised Rabbit: Garlic, Red Wine
Rating: Good. Yes, this little flavorful delicacy gets a good from me! Plenty tasty and the pastry was pretty flaky too. Presents nicely.
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.
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.