Making our way from Mallorca to Malta 621 nautical miles.
Day 402 – April 8th, 2015. Cruise Day 18 – At Sea.
We checked out the Duty Free shops on board today for the first time, can you believe that, day 18 and no shopping as yet. Funny though, that soon changed and Moni found another travel adapter.
Anyone for buffet today
We decided to have lunch from the buffet today for a change and managed to find a table without stress and enjoyed our lunch. Service for drinks was not fast, and I found it easier to go to the bar myself.
Another Aurea Spa experience
That afternoon we enjoyed some relaxing time in the Aurea Spa thermal area making use of our cruise long spa pass
Not many people were using the facilities today, or any day for that. Maybe not the right clientle or just too expensive, whatever the reason MSC should take a closer look at their Spa services and quality of what they offer.
After all, it’s rather a large space on the ship not to be making a real profit. The gym was nearly always full with people waiting for the machines!! crazy if you ask me, but then again I’m no gym junkie.
Dinner tonight was an Italian theme, let’s take a look at the menu
Affettati misti all’italiana – mixed Italian cold cuts, speck, prosciutto and salami with shavings of Grana Padano cheese, grilled artichokes and marinated olives (J&M)
Insalata tricolore – tender leaves of Romaine lettuce, Mozzarella cheese and tomato wedges (M)
Tortellini brodo all’emilana – stuffed with beef, Parmesan and parsley, served in a consommé (J)
Pasta and Risotto
Risotto al Prosecco – Prosecco wine risotto (M)
Lasagne alla bolognese – pasta au gratin with meat sauce, béchamel and Parmigiano Reggiano (J)
Coscia di vitello da latte al forno Goccia d’Oro – Oven-baked veal leg with rosemary sauce, accompanied by pan-fried potatoes, champignons and bacon (J)
Pesce spada grigliato alla siciliana – broiled swordfish Sicilian-style in a light Salmoriglio sauce made of extra virgin oil, garlic, parsley and oregano served with grilled vegetable medley (M)
Tiramisu – Mascarpone cream and sponge cake soaked in coffee, sprinkled with bitter cocoa powder (J)
Picture sequence from top left to bottom right.
The meals tonight were some of the best of the voyage, maybe because it was an Italian theme, I’m not sure but we enjoyed them. The lasagna was way too big for a pasta course though.