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We were on the Island Princess June 14-21 Voyage of the Glaciers this year. There were crab legs as an appetizer one evening. I think it was on one of the formal nights, but it was an appetizer selection not a "main meal". One formal night had delicious filet as one of the favored choices for dinner. The other formal night had beef wellington and also the lobster and prawn combination. We were on a cruise through the Panama Canal last March and the selections for formal nights were identical (except no crab leg appetizer on that cruise).We were on the very same Alaska cruise in June. On the second formal night, there was lobster. We were offered "seconds", and our table-mates cheerfully downed a second entree of lobster.
Back to the Alaska cruise -- there was an Alaskan buffet set up one day toward the end of the cruise which featured seafood, such as salmon. There was also the dessert buffet and a sushi buffet two other days.
They did do tableside bananas foster one evening in the dining room (they did not do it exactly in front of you, but nearby at a large area they had set up). They also made some pasta dish in the same manner one evening. Also, they had the most delicious escargot on the first formal night (not on the menu, but they were offered to you).
We were on a cruise to Alaska last summer as well and there was no tableside prep or escargot...but there were crab legs for dinner then. Personally, I had the crab leg appetizer this time and was not that impressed. My daughter had the crab legs last year for dinner and this year as an appetizer and enjoyed them more than I did.
We enjoyed the food very much on all three cruises!