How’s the Food?

“How’s the food?”  is one of the top questions I hear when a client is considering a cruise.  Dining on a cruise ship has come a long way.  On Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) there are main dining rooms, specialty dining, cafés (buffet style) and room service available.  Food is available 24/7, and there’s plenty of variety for even the most finicky eater.

Mussels Appetizer

Each night, the main dining room will have a new choices for appetizers/soups/salads, main dishes and desserts. There is also an “Always Available” menu that includes beef, chicken
and fish dishes, and dessert favorites of cheesecake and ice cream.  One of my favorite dining experiences is trying out the specialty restaurants (Italian, French, Steakhouse, Tapas, Teppanyaki, Sushi, and more).  NCL’s Le Bistro French Restaurant is my personal

Beef Tenderloin

favorite.  There is an extra charge for the specialty restaurants, but I think it’s more than worth it.  Here are some pictures from my December 2010 sailing on the NCL Sun. At Le Bistro I had mussels AND an escargot appetizer. That was followed by the beef tenderloin and the chocolate napoleon for dessert. It was a fantastic meal.


On this cruise, one of our stops was in Belize City and we were pleased to discover The Smoky Mermaid.  It’s a short walk from the port and offers a wide range of dishes at a very reasonable price (my husband I had lunch for under

Banana Chimichanga

$20US).  I had the chicken burrito and we shared the banana chimichanga for desert. It was soooo good that I will order my own next time.

Amy Windham

Cruise Specialist


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