Time for a long awaited vacation and this year we booked with the Carnival Fantasy for a seven day trip from Charleston, SC to Key West, Freeport, Nassau and back to Charleston. What a fun trip!
This was our second trip with Carnival and you just can't beat the price! Carnival has wonderful discounts for first time sailors and return visitors. And don't forget that the earlier you book, the better the prices are. Our per person cost was less than $500!
The weather was nice..but I have to admit this was the first cruise that was a little chilly and a bit of rain until we arrived in Key West. Key West was beautiful...warm and sunny and that continued until our return trip on the last day. Cloudy and overcast..but still a variety of things to enjoy while sailing. Looked like everyone was catching up on their Kindle reading. Those things sure have become popular.
The Best Night of the Voyage
I have always wanted to do the Chef's Table while on board. In the past, that dining adventure was not available. This trip, The Chef's Table was offered and I jumped at the chance.
Our Evening of Dining began with the Head Executive Chef Agnelo D'souza greeting all of us in the Atrium Lobby. We then followed him to the Main Galley Kitchen, a place that most do not get to see. It was sparkling stainless steel everywhere and I wish I could keep my kitchen that clean and shiny!
The Chef gave us an interesting tour including some of the features I hadn't considered. There is NO OPEN FLAME anywhere in the kitchen. The only reason is fire prevention. They only use electric grills and cook tops with hot water baths for all of the cooking. The massive engines of the ship produce all the electricity and heat the water for the entire ship.
The Kitchen Reception
Parmesan Core & Olive
Chorizo & Dates, Piquillo Sofrito
Focaccia, Mascarpone Cream & Prosciutto Crudo
Langousine & Sundried Tomato Jam Fritters
Wonderful Glasses of Champagne
|Our Week Long Home|
|The Beautiful and Soaring Atrium Lobby and Lounge|
The Evening Menu!
And On with the Fun
|A Beautiful Tablescape|
|Yummy Garlic Brioche|
|The Tomato Appetizer|
|Tuna Banh Mi|
|The Salmon with Condensed Beets|
|The Wagyu Beef|
|The Chef's Dessert in the Candy Shop|
|The Ship's Magician provided mid evening |
Entertainment at the Table
This Fabulous Evening of Dining will be
something I will fondly remember for quite some time.
I highly suggest that if anyone gets
the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of
Carnival Cruise Line
not to miss this Evening of Fun!
Bon Appétit and Enjoy
YOUR Wonderful World!