The Top Sixteen (Because we couldn't choose just 10) Cruise Foods
Royal Caribbean vs Carnival
These are foods that you typically only see in really fancy 5 STAR restaurants, that we cannot afford, or on a cruise. These are lavish recipes full of extravagant ingredients and even better presentation. We have taken our favorite top
ten sixteen foods from our previous 3 cruises and have ranked them in no particular order. If you ever take a cruise be sure to try out these recipes.
Baked Alaska- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Baked Alaska was nothing more than|
Neapolitan Ice Cream between a Twinkies!
|Royal Caribbean's Baked Alaska looks better and was better!|
Creme Brulee- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Vanilla Creme Brulee was good|
but was nothing compared to Royal's.
|Royal's BBB Creme Brulee' had Baileys and Bananas and|
was the best I have ever eaten.
Eggs Benedict- Carnival
It should be noted that this was a complete blowout. Carnival's was magnificent and Royal's was inedible
|Carnival's Eggs Benedict were INCREDIBLE!|
|Royal's Eggs Benedict, as mentioned above, were barely edible. Terrible!|
Grand Mariner Souffle- Carnival
|Carnival's Grand Mariner Souffle' was fantastic with hints of orange and vanilla. |
Cooked to perfection for a delightful texture.
|Royal's Grand Mariner Souffle was lacking in flavor and texture.|
Filet Migon'- Tie
Caveaut: If you include Chops Grille restaurant aboard Royal Caribbean then Royal Caribbean would win in this category. Since Chops is an addition fee restaurant, we did not include this.
|Carnival had the option of Filet Migon for breakfast too!|
|Carnival's MDR Filet was magnificent as well!|
|Royal's Filet Migon' was cooked perfectly and the |
asparagus was a great added touch.
Prime Rib- Tie
|Carnival's Prime Rib was perfection!|
|Royal's Prime Rib was juicy and tender!|
Lobster- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Lobster seemed simple in comparison to Royal Caribbean's Lobster|
|Royal's Lobster were cooked for royalty and tasted like it.|
Rack of Lamb- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Lamb Shank was good but perhaps overcooked.|
|Royal's Rack of Lamb had a much better taste and texture!|
Chilled Soups- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Strawberry Bisque was delightful but pale in comparison |
to Royal and all of their chilled soup offerings!
|Royal's Banana Rum Soup... Perfection!|
|Royal's Watermelon and Raspberry Chilled Soup was amazing!|
|Carnival's Escargot was perfect and not too runny.|
The bread was a nice added touch as well!
|Royal's Escargot were bigger and juicier than Carnival's!|
It should be noted that this was a complete blowout. Carnival's was magnificent and Royal's was inedible.
|Carnival's Tiramisu was to DIE FOR! Unbelievably good!|
|Royal's Tiramisu was the biggest disappointment of the MDR menu.|
Seafood Selections- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Red Snapper was the best seafood|
I had ever had... Until Royal Caribbean. But it still was excellent!
|Carnival's Oysters Rockerfeller were amazing! Best oysters I have had to date!|
Royal Caribbean did NOT offer oysters.
|Royal's Silver Corvina was caught fresh and tasted amazing!|
|Royal's Searred Scallops with Chorizo were fantastic! |
I only wish they were a larger portion!
Duck- Royal Caribbean
|Carnival's Smoked Duck and Candied yams was "OK" at best.|
|Royal's Duck was delicious!|
Melting Cake- Carnival
|Carnival's Melting Lava cake is world reknown and I can see why!|
Wow... it is AMAZING!
Royal's was labeled as "Warm Liquid Center" but it was barely
warm and the center was more of a mass than a liquid.
|Carnival's Old Fashioned Apple Pie.... Sometimes you just need comfort food|
instead of all the fancy stuff! Carnival did this very well!
|Royal's Pork Chops were average.|
|Carnival's Linguini with Sausage, Peppers and Onions|
was an elegant pasta dish that was seasoned to perfection.
|Royal's Rigatoni Pomodoro was simple like most of Royal's pasta selections.|
We LOVE cruising and all of these foods and each cruise line has their own outstanding repertoire and specialties. If they could combine forces it would be one heck of a "foodie" cruise. In reality, I cannot wait to try NCL and Princess to throw them into this mix! Maybe one day... SOON!
God is good... ALL the time!