Food - specialties for Alaska trips?

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

** Please post your recommendations ONLY in response to request...do not start a new thread. Thanks!
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 12:49 PM.
#1
Houston, BC Canada
203 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
I have booked on the Sapphire Princess, Vancouver to Whittier in May. I have heard that Princess does some specialty meals with an Alaskan theme. Does anyone know what I should expect? Are there particular nights that they offer these specialties?
#2
Palm Harbor, FL
12,793 Posts
Joined May 2000
I hope you get some responses to your question!

My first Alaska cruise is on the Island Princess northbound from Vancouver in May and I can't wait
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Linda
letue@aol.com

#3
24,110 Posts
Joined Jul 2001
Sorry I can't find an example - but I did sail Princess the last 3 years to Alaska and one night per cruise, there is an "Alaskan themed menu" similiar to the "Caribbean themed menu" you find in the Caribbean. The only thing I can remember is Alaskan King Crab legs on the menu that night.

I found this snipit from 2002 but it sounds very familiar:

Chef's Alaskan Dinner -- In keeping with Princess' commitment to offering flavorful local specialties, the line's ships are serving a new Chef's Alaskan Dinner during one evening of each seven-night cruise. Entrees include Fresh Auke Bay Halibut, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Chicken a la Kiev and Rack of Venison. Alaskan Silver Salmon is always available throughout each Alaskan cruise, featuring fresh filets from Ketchikan that are loaded aboard each week when the ship visits that port. This special menu also offers local appetizers and soups, such as Alaska Rock Fish Chowder, Pioneer Lentil Soup with Caribou Sausage and Cook Inlet Crab Cakes.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Email Me
#4
Houston, BC Canada
203 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
I did find some info in the brochure - "includes Chef's Alaskan Dinner, on deck fish barbeque, Glacier Bay Taste of Alaska Buffet, Reindeer Chilli cookoff and Baked Alaska Parade... enjoy smoked wild salmon and fresh Auke Bay halibut on one night...Alaskan King Crab legs the next"

Sounds like the glacier Bay buffet is served outside while cruising in Glacier Bay.

Does anyone have more info?
#5
Syracuse, New York
49,124 Posts
Joined May 2000
Originally posted by Random00
I did find some info in the brochure - "includes Chef's Alaskan Dinner, on deck fish barbeque, Glacier Bay Taste of Alaska Buffet, Reindeer Chilli cookoff and Baked Alaska Parade... enjoy smoked wild salmon and fresh Auke Bay halibut on one night...Alaskan King Crab legs the next"

Sounds like the glacier Bay buffet is served outside while cruising in Glacier Bay.

Does anyone have more info?

Yes, they do have a buffet, but far better is the food in port. I remember the salmon being ice cold, since it was cold outside.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Happy Alaska travels

budgetqueenalaska@yahoo.com
#6
Mundelein, IL, USA
1,254 Posts
Joined Dec 2001
As I recall, the "Taste of Alaska" items were offered at lunch on deck while doing Glacier Bay. We tried a little of each and found it quite enjoyable.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Past Cruises:
NCL Pride of America 1/17 Hawaii
Eurodam Straight Jazz Cruise 1/16 Caribbean
Coral Princess 10/15 Alaska
Eurodam Straight Jazz Cruise 1/15 Caribbean
Celebrity Summit 12/13 Southern Caribbean
Grand Princess 7/12 Baltic Heritage
Caribbean Princess 12/11 Southern Caribbean
Ruby Princess 6/10 Eastern Med
Crown Princess 12/09 - Western Caribbean
Island Princess 12/08 - Panama Canal Transit
Crown Princess 12/07- Southern Caribbean
Brilliance of the Seas 7/07 - Europe via the Med
Crown Princess 12/06- Southern Caribbean
Coral Princess 7/05 - Alaska Northbound
Infinity 12/01- Southern Caribbean
Monarch of the Seas 12/99 - Southern Caribbean