Cruise Food Day 2

Breakfast wasn’t much to look at, but it sure tasted good! On the menu, the left side are breakfast options that are available daily and the Chef’s special of the day is on the right side. I opted for the Scrambled Eggs with Green Asparagus and Swiss Cheese special.

I started lunch with the Crisp Field Lettuce with Cherry Tomatoes and the balsamic dressing (not pictures) followed by the Chicken Korma main. They put the raisins, almonds and “condiments” in a small bowl on the side. The condiments are onions and jalapenos. I don’t care for spicy so I left that off. And I topped it off with the Walnut, Pear and Chocolate Turnover. The last picture shows you the goodness inside! SO tasty!

After lunch we headed for the International Cafe so I could grab a latte, so I snapped a couple pictures again of the lunch time snacks available. Such lovely options if you just want a light snack!

As a side note, if you don’t want the dining room or buffet for lunch, you do have a couple of additional options out by the pool on deck 16. Majestic Princess has a couple of unique locations up here. They are the Noodles Bar, and the Burger and Lobster Grill. Here are a couple of images. Note that at the Burger & Lobster Grill, the lobster rolls have a surcharge. The other items do not.

An additional side note on dining on Majestic – besides the Crown Grill specialty restaurant, Majestic also has Harmony which is a Cantonese style dining. We opted not to eat here this cruise, but I did stop and snap pictures of the menu for you! The options look good, and we did dine with folks who did eat there, and the reviews were all very good. Will have to try it out next time.

Unlike some of the other Princess ships that have Slice Pizza up at the pool deck, Majestic, as mentioned above (Noodles and Burger/Lobster Grill), only has Alfredo’s as an option for pizza. But what yummy pizza it is! This day we opted for pizza for dinner. I should note that there are also a couple of appetizer size pasta options. One is a ravioli – not called a ravioli – it’s the Agnolotti Gratinati alla Piemontese. This was our first time trying the pasta, then we split the Pizza Majestic Princess. They both were so good! Alfredo’s is located on deck 6 in the Piazza. And we ended our meal with the Crostata di Mele Della Nonna (apple torte). Also delicious.

Day 2 was another delicious day of food on board Majestic Princess.

More to follow ….

Cruise Food – Majestic Princess Day 1

Goodness, there is SO much good food to choose from onboard a cruise! Day 1 was embarkation day. You have options even then. On Majestic Princess, you can dash to the International Cafe on deck 5 in the Piazza for a specialty coffee/hot chocolate and a light sandwich or sweet snack. Or you can head up to deck 16 to the World Fresh Market Place (the buffet) for a variety of food options. But my personal preference is to head to deck 6 in the Piazza to the Concerto Dining Room.

To me, there is nothing better than being pampered and taken care of when you’re cruising, so a nice sit down lunch is my choice! Here was the lunch menu on embarkation day:

I hate to say it, but I forgot to take pictures of my lunch. I opted for the Limestone and Baby Oak Leaves with Cucumber, Carrot and Red Onion salad with a balsamic dressing and the Broiled Salmon with Lemon and Dill Sauce for my main. Note that on the lunch menus (unlike dinner menus), Desserts are listed. At dinner, they give you a completely separate menu, after you’ve eaten. And for dessert, I had the most delicious Orange Souffle – that, I did get a picture of!

Orange Souffle

I also managed to get some pictures of some of the mid-day options at the International Cafe:

And then of course, there’s dinner. Here is the night 1 dinner and dessert menus:

The rolls are wonderful, I admit I cheat on my carbs reduction when I’m cruising because …. YUM!!! lol I should add that at lunch, the rolls came out warm, I was in heaven!

I digress, back to dinner! For dinner, I started with the Seared Garlic Prawns and I had the Southern Fried Chicken for my main. Always delicious! For desserts, one of the reasons you get a separate menu is because there are many after-dinner drink options to choose from. These typically have a surcharge, as noted on the menu. However, you can always get basic tea or hot coffee, which is included in your cruise fare. For dessert this night, I opted for the Crunchy Profiterole with a Pecan Gelato which was definitely crunchy, but delicious! Here are the images:

Well, that was food, Day 1. I’ll leave this post as is and do another for Day 2. I won’t have one for every day as, towards the end of the cruise, we did hit the buffet a couple of times and there were often too many people to get in and get good pictures so I skipped those.

I also want to add that, should you have any dietary concerns, Princess will do their best to accommodate. When you board, go see the Matre’d and let him know your needs.

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Day 1 – Embarkation Day

EDIT: I was finally able to get photos uploaded!

Yesterday was embarkation day. I had a smooth flight and arrived in Seattle on time. I gathered my bags and checked in with the Princess Cruise rep for my transfer to the cruise port. I was given a ticket for boarding the bus and directed where to go to catch the transfer. Seattle airport is very crowded, so we (myself and some folks I met that had just gotten off the same plane) headed over – we had to walk over to an elevator at the end of the building and take it up one floor. At that point, we were at the Sky Walk level to the parking garage. We walked across the Sky Walk to the garage and then found the elevator. This elevator we took back down to the first floor where we could see a sign directing us to the cruise transfer area. Once there, we were greeted by more employees who gave us a colored sticker on our tickets. Our turn to get on the bus would come when our colored sticker was called out. I will note that they began reusing the sticker colors, so people who had just walked in were able to board the bus with us and we had waited about 25 minutes .

Once on the bus, it is about a 30 minute drive from the SEA-TAC Airport to the cruise port. We had a very nice driver who pointed out some significant spots and gave us a little history as he drove.

Luggage – you gave your suitcase to the folks who gave you the sticker. At that point, they had employees who loaded the luggage up into an enclosed truck and took it to the port. You didn’t have to do anything with it, but wait for it to arrive at your cabin door.

At the port, everyone went in and went through security. This is just like the airport. Carry on bags are scanned, as are you. From here, you went to the Health Checkpoint. At this location, there were several podiums with medallion scanners and an employee there to greet you. You scan your medallion, show them your passport and proof of vaccination (with the covid tests becoming mandatory on 8/15 I imagine you will also show them your proof of negative test), and they ask if you are still feeling healthy and well. Once done here it goes one of two ways.

Everyone goes upstairs, but this is where the boarding colors (from the MedallionClass App) come into play. If you are green lane and HAVE your medallion, you go upstairs and head straight for the ship, no stopping. If you are green lane but need your medallion, you get into a line to complete that. Blue lane etc also have lines upstairs. Once through those, you will board.

They did not take embarkation photos (that I saw). Cabins were technically not ready so they had hallway doors closed, but I spoke to one crew who was able to get me in the alarmed door do I could just go drop my carry on bags before heading to lunch. I ran into/met my cabin steward, Rockson, who said my cabin was done and I could do what I needed to. Yay!

Then it was off to lunch in the dining room. I had a lovely salmon fillet with potatoes/veggies and a salad. And of course I had dessert. I apologize for not taking photos (it really did all look wonderful), but I was so tired from the early morning, and hangry at this point, so I scarfed it up lol.

I then proceeded to wander the ship, re-familiarizing myself with the beautiful Majestic Princess. At about 3:30, I headed to the Wake Bar and met a handful of new friends, from an online group I’m in. I wandered some more, spoke to some of the crew, with a stop at the photo gallery and had a chat with the photo guys. I enjoyed lovely music in the Piazza for a bit while enjoying a beverage and then what do you know, it was time for dinner! 😉

For dinner, I had jumbo shrimp for appetizer and a cod dish for dinner, followed by a the chocolate-hazelnut souffle (again, no pictures, sorry). I had not made reservations through the DIne My Way portion of the app as there were only tables for 2 listed by the time I went in. I will note, that I went to the dining room when I was ready to eat, and just told them I was “one to share” and they seated me at a table for 8 which gave me new folks to meet over dinner!

Wandered some more and took in some more music, went by the Effy store and picked up a free ship charm, a little more wander/music, then I turned in a little early.

It was a good day, and I am beyond happy to be back onboard, enjoying the sea!