Yes, it is true. I am back. The trip was absolutely amazing! Everything was just so beautiful and so much fun and so relaxing. Tiffany and I almost stowed ourselves away on the boat to continue on to wherever its next destination is, but didn’t. We figured our parents would be pretty angry if we didn’t graduate.
If anyone is thinking of going on a cruise in the near future, I highly recommend Norwegian. For many reasons. First off the food. They have this freestyle dining policy where you can eat as much or as little as you want, whenever you want. There are two buffets and two restaurants that are entirely free of charge. Then there are three fancier restaurants (a French place, an Italian place, and a steak place) at which you pay a cover fee (10 dollars) but again can eat however much you want for that fee. The roomie and I ate at the buffets for breakfast and lunch. I kept it pretty healthy most of the time but still indulged – oatmeal with tons of dried fruit mix-ins for breakfast, a small amount of meat and tons of veggies for lunch (they had a sweet potato/butternut squash/pecan casserole one day – I was in heaven). Then, we ate at the free dinner restaurants most nights and went to the French place for a high class meal one night. The cruise company had a deal with cooking light so all of the restaurant’s recipes were from cooking light! The portions were very normal sized, probably even less than what I usually have for dinner and so I never felt stuffed and also didn’t feel guilty about having dessert every night! It was my vacation, I HAD to live it up. The best dinner was the French dinner though. I got a salad with roquefort, pancetta, and walnuts to start. Followed by roasted rack of lamb with cherry tomatoes and artichokes, and the best creme brulee ever for dessert. It was amazing!
Now I am off for a run. I gotta take advantage of the Charles while I still have it.