More Cruisin

Trip Start Feb 21, 2010
Trip End Feb 28, 2010

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We again woke early and went to the gym. Keith and I both went on the treadmill. We had breakfast at the buffet and then looked to see what was going on that we may be interested in attending. Keith found a golf seminar and while he did that, I walked around snapping pictures of things in the ship. We found a quiet spot to read and that is about all we did all day, as the hairy chest contest, the bingo, slot tournament and shopping at port talk didn't interest either of us. We had lunch in the Main Dining room and I am happy to report that while I wasn't impressed with my Chicken Caesar salad ( the lettuce was wilted due to the chicken being placed on it while it was too warm and the salad tasted too fishy), Keith’s fish and chips were hot and good. So, they do know how to make hot food.

After lunch, we were going to read on our balcony, but the room stewardess hadn’t made it up yet (don’t know why) and came, so we vacated the place and found 2 lounge chairs on the deck. It was sunny and warm so we stayed there and read. I managed to sunburn my neck and the sommelier later told us that today was the first cruise in 2 months where people were actually out on the outer deck sunbathing. I personally think that anyone who wasn’t playing a casino game or bingo was out on the deck. Tonight we abondoned our table mates to go to David's for dinner.

David’s isn’t named after a person. In keeping with the architect’s/designer’s theme of "art" and “beauty” (some of which falls into the tacky category), the steakhouse gets its name from the replicated statue of Michelangelo’s David which stands at the top of the spiral staircase that is the entrance to this former supper club. I say former, as it used to be a restaurant that had live music and dancing during dinner, but that is no longer the case. Now it is just a steakhouse. This is the only alternative restaurant on the cruise ship ( I don’t consider a buffet a restaurant) and a supplemental charge applies.

We were seated in the upstairs part of the restaurant at a ice intimate table for two. We were given a choice of bread, still warm from the oven. Keith was given a “Chef’s welcome taste” of a tuna tartare and I received a small terrine of potato soup. I was glad to get the soup, as raw tuna isn’t one of my favorite things. Keith had the escargots, which were presented in a clever way—5 were on little puff pastries and one was all by itself in a dish which was filled with a veloute sauce. We both had the lobster bisque, spinach salad and surf and turf. Keith had cheese for his final course and I chose the chocolate sampler. Everything was well done, hot and nicely presented. We were totally full when we left.
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