Today is our last ‘sea day’ as we come to the end of our Transatlantic cruise.
Day 404 – April 10th, 2015. Cruise Day 20 – at Sea – sunny
As with all great cruises they must someday come to an end and as our daily program say’s the Farewell Cocktails are being served in all lounges this Gala evening.
Lunch for today…
Tortigloni con ragu alla bolognese (J&M)
Batter-fried cod fillets – with fries (J&M)
What!!! I had no dessert today again.
Picture sequence from left to right. Nothing to shout home about that’s for sure.
An important reminder
Today for lunch we sat next to a couple that were on their first cruise and boy, did they have a story to tell. I’m not going to try to remember it all, but the main take away from it was… Make sure you have triple checked whether or not you need a visa for the countries you are travelling to.
Unfortunately he didn’t and as a result was NOT allowed to board in Buenos Aires. His wife travelling with a British passport was allowed to board and began the cruise on her own. He later joined the ship once we had crossed the Atlantic however, he had to make his own way to Cadiz.
A little get together with the quiz team
A few drinks, music and chatter with plenty of laughter. Moni was resting in bed as she was not feeling too crash hot.
Last Gala dinner on Magnifica
What did we have for dinner
Vol-au-vent Regina – puff pastry parcel filled with diced chicken and mushrooms sautéed in a creamy sauce flavoured with truffle (J&M)
Vesuvius salad – lettuce, radicchio, red lollo, cherry tomatoes and a buffalo Mozzarella ball (M)
Cream of asparagus soup – with tapioca pearls (J)
Pasta and Risotto
Tagliatelle al ragu di vitello e funghi porcini – with veal sauce and Porcini mushrooms (J&M)
Sliced beef fillet with green peppercorn sauce – on fanned out caramelized Belgian endive and potatoes au gratin (M)
Duck á l’orange in bigarede sauce – with potato croquettes and julienne red cabbage braised with apples (J)
Baked Alaska – sponge cake layered with ice cream and covered with soft meringue (J)
Picture sequence from top left to bottom right.
The meals were average tonight especially the main courses. However the Baked Alaska was pretty good and the actual parade of the flaming Alaska was actually ‘flaming’ if only from a burning wick…