Posted April 1st, 2013, 01:29 PM
We just returned from the Paris cruise, March 24-31. You have a choice of soft drink, tea, water, coffee, beer, or house wine at no charge during meals. On the wine they are constantly refilling glasses, or asking if you need another drink. I usually had both wine and soft drinks. Outside of meal times, you can order a drink from the bar on a tab charged to your room bill. When coming in from tours, they always had a tray of some drink ready, and coffee / hot choc was always available at a help-youself station. Free bottles of water are also available for tours.
Breakfast is a buffet, and if anything is lacking on it..I'm not sure what it would be. Stations of cheese, meat, fruit, cereal, breads, pastries, hot dishes are out, and you can order from a menu -- omelet, pancakes, etc. There is sit-down order lunch in the dining room, or a lunch buffet in the lounge. Usually a choice of 2 main entrees, soup, salad and dessert. Dinner again choices for appetizer, main entree, dessert, and if you don't like the choices chicken, steak or fish is always available to order. We mixed and matched on the menus. I don't think they deny much. They really do try to please.
Some who are used to ocean cruising buffets, and 24/7 food available, may be disapointed. We were not. The selections and servings are smaller, but we never went hungry.