Food and drink

Azamara Club Cruises

We take the temp at cruise mode - and provide a barbecue recipe!

The cruise world may seem to be standing still, but behind the scenes it is working full time. No one wants to see the shipping companies overturn, neither those who own them or their loyal guests. The other day, for example, an email came from Azamara Club Cruises stating, among other things, that they are updating their “health protocol” for…
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Activities

Day 7 at Jewel of the Seas - Sir Bani Yas, climbing wall and sauna

The fog lay tight as we woke up and went out onto our balcony. A "tender" tried to navigate despite the poor visibility. The last day of our cruise with Jewel of the Seas. Today's stop was Sir Bani Yas, a pure sun and bathing destination. We had been looking forward to a lazy day with…
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Day 4 at Jewel of the Seas - Doha and luxury dinner at Chops Grille

On the fourth day of our cruise with Jewel of the Seas, I woke up and had the opportunity to start the day with a bath, before breakfast even! It turned out to be the right decision because in the quiet adult section Solarium (indoor pool with glass roof over which can be pulled away) was it…
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Activities

Day 1 on Jewel of the Seas - ship benefits, and a beginner error

Jippiiie, finally time to cruise again! Photo: Kristofer Scheiderbauer. After a smooth check-in (with extended security routines) and bracelets on the children (mandatory, if they get away in an emergency they can easily be reunited with the parents) we soon found ourselves on board our floating home for the coming week; Jewel of the Seas!…
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From star chef to bottom button, food & drink at MSC Seaview

OK, I'll continue my story about our MSC Seaview cruise last spring. :-) Now it's time for food and drink! In this post I will tell you about restaurants and bars, good dining experiences - and a disaster (where not the food but the service was a real bottom button) ... Hang on! When…
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Food and drink

Viking Line's new vessel wines for 2020-2021

Viking Line's new vessel wines for 2020 / 2021. Photo: Tuukka Ervasti / Viking Line. On 1 January 2020 three new vessel wines will be added to Viking Line's cruise ship. The vessel wines sold in the restaurants, bars and duty-free shops on board are replaced every three years and are of high quality at a good price. News for the years 2020-2021 is a…
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Christmas lunch with Viking Line and test of this year's Christmas table

Viking Gabriella was ready in Stadsgården to receive Viking Line's guests at Christmas lunch. Yesterday I was invited to a Christmas lunch by Viking Line. The lunch would consist of their Christmas buffet, which was then created in collaboration with the Swedish Chefland team 2017. In other words something to look forward to and like me…
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Interview with MSC Cruises chocolate confectioner Jean-Philippe Maury

The whole day went in the French spirit! Here with fresh croissants for breakfast. :-) Photo: Heidi Rovén. After a fine à la carte breakfast where I got my omelette, salmon and espresso plus a crunchy croissant as a finish - I strolled around a bit on MSC Grandiosa's walk to experience the range. Here…
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Continuation day 1 on MSC Grandiosa - dinner and a meeting at the bar

The charming atrium, the Swarovski stairs and the pedestrian street with the long LED ceiling. After my first impressions and a little tour on board the new MSC Grandiosa, it was soon time to change to dinner. On the way there I took the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere around the Galleria Promenade with the sleek LED ceiling…
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Birka Cruises

What a Christmas circus! Seafun lets 24 testers rate Winter Taste!

Chef Glenn stands ready to open the doors to their magical winter world with Christmas tables. I'm looking out. It's raining and the trees and branches that have been standing there all week have been swaying. Typical! I am going to sea ... Well, with a couple of Calma chewing gum in the bag we hope ...
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