Saturday, January 24, 2009

Celebrity Xpedition Food

Food onboard Celebrity Xpedition was as plentiful and as good as on the large ships within the Celebrity fleet. When we'd return from our activities, there would be fresh juices or soda and snacks waiting for us.

Our initial afternoon onboard Xpedition was similar to any other cruise ship. A welcome aboard lunch was served in Darwin Restaurant on deck 3. There are no pre-assigned seating arrangements throughout the cruise. This is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

Breakfast and lunch were served buffet style in Darwin Restaurant. In the morning, coffee and light breakfast was also available out on deck at Beagle Grill. There you could sit on the aft enjoying your food and drink while taking in the scenery of the Galapagos.

Lunch was usually served in Darwin's Restaurant and Beagle Grill (weather permitting). The lunch buffets included Oriental, Italian, Around the World, Mexican and Galapagos cusines.

Dinner was served in Darwin's Restaurant. These were sit-down meals where you ordered from the menu just like you would on any traditional dining room onboard a ship.

The menus consisted of appetizers, soup, salad, main entree, desserts, ice cream, and cheese selections. Click on the pictures for sample menus from two evenings.

One evening we had a barbeque out on deck at Beagle Grill. The chefs were cooking steaks, shrimp, ribs, and other items. We had a fabulous meal under the stars complete with your choice of red and white wine or beverages of you choice. All liquor is included as I've mentioned before, so don't be afraid to ask for what you like.

We enjoyed the majority of the meals. There was only one evening where the chicken in wine wasn't to our liking. Just like on other cruise ships in the fleet, you can order whatever you want and have as much as you want with your meals. If you don't like something ask for a replacement; the crew went out of their way to make sure you enjoyed your meals. They are very hard working and pleasant. One of our waiters had just started that week. He was one of the best waiters we've had on a cruise ship. We even complimented him telling him we wouldn't have known this was his first time onboard.

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