On Thursday night we got to L.A. around 7pm (traffic was so bad). We settled into our hotel room and went upstairs to the hotel restaurant for dinner. Both the hotel (the Queen Mary, an old retired cruise ship) and the food were mediocre at best.
Dinner was a veggie burger (and a grilled portobello), fruit salad, and 3 (!) of these buttery rolls.
Breakfast at the Queen Mary was buffet style – fruit and wheaties.
It was so nice to finally get onto the Carnival Splendor around noon on Friday. We got settled in again, unpacked, explored, and then went up to the buffet for lunch. I am no good with buffets. I have to get everything and I end up wasting a lot and eating a lot. This was the first go:
I didn’t eat everything there, but I do remember that I went back for seconds of the things I liked, plus some bread. Bobby and I shared a nice fruit bowl for lunch-dessert.
I decided to eat seafood and dairy on the cruise. And I’m going to keep eating them.
Dinner on Friday night was at the fancy cruise restaurant (the Gold Pearl, decorated with… big gold spheres – a little tacky, but cute!). I forgot to take pictures of everything, but here are some yums…
Appetizer – gazpacho:
Appetizer – fruit salad:
Appetizer – iceberg wedge with breaded and fried veggies:
Appetizer – shrimp cocktail:
I actually forget what my entree was this night. But it must not have been that filling because we stopped by the sushi bar afterwards! Sushi and sides:
Fruit and frozen yogurt (imagine much more frozen yogurt though):
Amazing food, and there’s more to come!