Carnival Glory Cruise Day 7: Second Sea Day

We’ve almost come full circle now — well… I guess technically the ship has sailed around the Caribbean in more of a pointed oval — and after just one more full day at sea, we’ll have returned back to Miami, FL.  Time to take advantage of all the ship has to offer, including the Serenity adult only area — no kids running around and making noise, yay! — the live production shows, and of course my (balcony) cabin!

And let’s not forget the food…

I started the last day off at the Seaday Brunch, after sleeping in of course.

Hey Pork Chop.  Flame roasted, double cut thick pork chop is topped with caramelized onion, served with green beans and carrots.

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Rating:  Good.  Very super tasty, but not too heavy and not too much in terms of quantity.  That may look like a buttload of onions, but I assure you their taste did not overpower the rest of the dish.  And look, I’m eating my fair share of veggies too!  Trying to be somewhat healthy, tee hee.  (Who am I kidding?  Look at that puddle of gorgonzola cream on the side… mwahahaha…)

At 3:00p on the dot, the activities calendar led me to Tea Time, which I wasn’t expecting on a Carnival ship (but would on a Princess or Holland America ship).  I’m all about new and interesting things, so I stopped by.

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Green tea — with milk! — with mini desserts.  That powdered white thing above is a scone (fine).  Chocolate macaroon (okay) to the right of that.  Sweet-cornbready thing (fine) to the left.  FYI, my “fine” ratings are based on the fact that the desserts were sweet but not overly so.  Like!  Sadly, no finger sandwiches were served.  Too fancy, probably.  About 30ish people attended the afternoon tea, and we were all seated/spread over a few large tables.

Continue on to read about what I feasted on for dinner!   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