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Hi cruisers, 

A few minutes ago, I read favourite breakfasts on cruises.  Could you answer a more relevant question for me?  What is your favourite dessert and snack on a cruise?  Was it possible to get high quality chocolates on or off the ship? Sandra

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11 hours ago, Sandra1616 said:

What is your favourite  and snack

 

On a Holland America ship, one of the Dive-in Burgers or a Club Sandwich from Room Service.  On a HAL Pinnacle Class ship, i.e. Nieuw Statendam, a sandwich or pizza from the New York  Deli and Pizza.

 

On a HAL ship, during Happy Hour, often warm and cold appetizers are served in the Lounges that have HH.  Most are delicious; some are unusual, but still good.  Usually.  

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On 2/23/2020 at 6:48 AM, Sandra1616 said:

Hi cruisers, 

A few minutes ago, I read favourite breakfasts on cruises.  Could you answer a more relevant question for me?  What is your favourite dessert and snack on a cruise?  Was it possible to get high quality chocolates on or off the ship? Sandra

My favorites might not be your favorites, but a dessert I try to get is creme brûlée because I don't make it at home.  Many desserts on board are lacking to me, but it could also be that I am so full from other food that I'm not that hungry.

 

I don't do many snacks since we eat so much at meals, but we did have one day on our last cruise where DH was suffering motion sickness so we stayed in the cabin and got room service and the fries were really good (Carnival).  On another Carnival cruise we were offered fried plantains and pigeon peas at Red Frog pub and they were very tasty and a nice snack while drinking and just wanted a little salty but nothing heavy.

 

High quality chocolate will depend on what you consider high quality 😉 and probably the level of ship you are sailing.  Princess had some specialty chocolate desserts (Norman Love?) but I wasn't that impressed.  I suspect you can get better quality at ports, but again it would depend on the ports and the types of chocolate you enjoy.

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Hi,  I use to make creme brulee at home, because my cousin loved it, I thought.  Actually she ate it because it went with her diet.  I prefer sweet desserts.  I know people who eat plain fruit for dessert and feel they are missing out. I would love to have European fancy or sweet desserts.  Any nuts, cheeses, or chips are delicious to me.  Have you had them on a cruise? What about chocolate bars or such not found in North America?

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There is usually a cheese plate.  I'm not used to much chocolate bars, but often chocolate desserts.

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Once upon a time when the SS France crossed the North Atlantic.  They served a dessert called the Sicilian Cream.  It was an oval custard...intense pistachio custard on a bed of dense chocolate brownie with a coating of vanilla English cream.  This was definitely the greatest dessert I have ever had in my entire life!  

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We went on our first Viking ocean cruise in December and had some really great food.  All of the creamy pudding-y / trifle-y type desserts were delicious.  During the chocolate extravaganza, the Chocolate Amarone was one of the best chocolate confections I have ever tried.  And the pastries in Mamsen's were delicious - I only tried the one with the blueberries, but it was fantastic, their berries on the ship were so good.  Lastly, not a dessert really, but the almond croissant was perfect with a cup of coffee.

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Those desserts look amazing.  DH and I have our first VO cruise booked for November as a 25th anniversary trip - hoping we will be able to sail by then.

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Love me some Princess souffles covered in the warm souffle sauce they have that evening.  And then the cheese plate for dessert number two!

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On 4/21/2020 at 6:19 PM, INeedAMaiTai said:

Love me some Princess souffles covered in the warm souffle sauce they have that evening.  And then the cheese plate for dessert number two!

 

The souffles are delicious when they are properly prepared and served.  No question in my mind about that.  Cheese plate for dessert?  I realize that many do enjoy that and have had tablemates who order that and enjoy it for their dessert.  I have tried it upon the recommendation of a tablemate.  It was OK.   I prefer a different type of dessert to end my dinner.

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On 4/24/2020 at 5:26 PM, rkacruiser said:

I prefer a different type of dessert to end my dinner.

I have both!  I never leave a dessert behind!  And I have a specialty coffee with some sort of booze in it too!  Soooo much good stuff and SOOOOO many calories.  But I love every single one.

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