Saturday, June 11, 2011

Carnival Cruise

Tom and I went on a cruise for our 30th anniversary. The best part of the trip was spending time with Tom. It was fun being away from reality with the man I love. A couple of pics of us on the boat.
There were good and bad things about the ship. Let’s start with the good. There was a restaurant on board called, “The Emerald Room.” The atmosphere was lovely and elegant. It was one the fanciest meals I’ve ever eaten. We went there on our actual anniversary (the 7th) to have a romantic meal together. The chef sent out a little treat (and I mean little). Here are a couple of pictures: salmon and parmesan cheese purée and tomato soup. Aren’t they cute? They taste good too.
One of my favorite soups is lobster bisque. I’ll order it whenever it is on the menu. The presentation was amazing. This picture shows the garlic circular crouton with cream and puff pastry on top.
The waiter then pours the soup in the bowl. Believe me it tasted even better than it looks.
I had the porterhouse steak and Tom had the fillet mignon. Yum. Tender and tasty.

Check out this chocolate sampler dessert. It was amazing. In each of the little glasses was a different delicious piece of chocolate heaven; warm chocolate cake with ice cream, banana cream with sherbet, tiramisu and chocolate fudge with fresh berries and cream.
Simple sherbet served elegantly.
The ship had a big screen on deck. They played concerts and movies. The picture quality was amazing - day or night.
A quiet "adults only" spot on the ship that was very relaxing.
Our cruise went to St. John's in Canada. Here's a picture from the ship.
The center of the ship had elevators that had large glass windows.
Towel animals always awaited us at night. My favorite was the monkey.
One night we sat and listened to a band playing Latin music. They were really good. There was a group of women (youngest @ 30’s and oldest being @ 70’s) dancing. They found of couple of young men to dance with but were eyeing the crowd for fresh meat. Let’s just say they were feeling no pain. To be safe Tom was avoiding eyeball contact. One woman was dancing in front of us and bent over and asked me if I heard what she said. I replied no. “I need a man.” was her reply. Hmmm. I said, “Sorry, can’t help you.” She moved on. I had Tom’s back. What’s a wife for if not to protect her man from drunken women.

What I didn’t care for believe it or not was the food. Except for the Emerald Room everything else was okay. I was surprised that smoking was permitted in so many areas of the ship. There were times we wanted to listen to music at the different lounges but the smoke hurt my eyes and made Tom cough. It limited the parts of the ship we could enjoy. It wasn’t easy to navigate getting around the ship. Sometimes you had to go up before going down and through the smoked filled casino.

All in all a great time was had because I was with Tom. It was fun to be with my honey and celebrate being married for 30 years.

© Nadine Zawacki 2011


JEWELIA said...

Glad you had fun. Sorry that chef couldn't send you something bigger 8-) Lifes great moments with the one's we love the most in life.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I love how the ship is back dropped with your watery look blog. What a great way to spend your anniversary. I was thinking how nice it was that the dancer checked in with you before taking your husband. Very classy. You must have a wife code written on your smile. Happy Anniversary.

Christina said...

I have never been on a cruise but it sounds like fun, not perfect, but fun to be able to enjoy the open ocean with your hubby.

palmtreefanatic said...

I love cruises!! We really enjoyed ours in February!
The food is fabulous!!!
love your towel animals too!
Enjoyed all your photos!
Happy 30th!!!!:)