A long time ago I heard that the Alaskan cruises have the best food. So I had that expectation going on board. We dined within the confines of what was included in our cruise package (no additional dining packages) and … it was good!
Dine My Way dinners at Allegro Dining room (Days 2-7). The dining room is situated in the aft section of Deck 6 and basically above the propeller. It made for bumpy dinners most days and nice and serene ones the couple of times we did not leave port until after dinner.
Recipe is just passionfruit juice (or puree), cranberry juice, watermelon juice.
Also ordered Warm Tri-Color Quinoa and Butternut Squash
Most breakfasts and lunches were at World Fresh Marketplace, the buffet on Deck 6. Most of the time it was not photogenic so I only have a few pictures.
AIL mentioned and so does the in-laws Chopsticks Noodle Bar and we finally found out way to it on Wednesday, May 10, five days into the cruise! And again the next day because sick kid.
International Cafe on Deck 5 in the Piazza is a must-do and it’s included. It’s open 24 hours a day, purportedly, but I haven’t tested that one out. With the limited, but delicious selection, it felt healthier than buffet offerings.
Restaurant breakfast at Allegro Dining Room : it was only available between 7:00 and 9:00 am and it was one of those morning on Tuesday, May 9 that it looked like the kids wouldn’t wake up until close to the end of breakfast so I skipped down to join the in-laws.
While we found an interesting and educational activity for Kiddo in Skagway, we rushed a little back and had a late lunch at Alfredo’s Pizzeria. The server warned us the pizza would take 40 minutes so I ordered pasta and some antipasta to start. The pizza were good and I wanted just a little more, to have different toppings.
We checked out Swirls for ice cream a few times! I like how they will automatically make smaller cones for kids if I forget to specify.
One of the last things on my list and knocked out on Thursday, Day 7 was afternoon tea. After checking out the paper airplane “competition” (fold a paper airplane, try to throw it through a hoop), we started queuing at 2:40 pm for the 3:00 pm service. It turns out they’ll seat everyone as Concerto dining room has a large capacity. It also turns out that you don’t get a multi-tier tray with a ton of goodies and instead, like old-school dim sum-style, you select from trays the waiters were walking around with.
I didn’t try the desserts as they are reminiscent of the buffet, and I tried out a couple of sandwiches and the hot ticket item, the scones.