People look forward to the food on cruise ships. While Wilderness Adventurer is an expedition vessel designed for active adventures in remote places, a satisfying meal still plays a part in the enjoyment of the cruise. Or un-cruise since this is after all Un-Cruise Adventures, so named because the experience aboard these small ship adventure vessels is vastly different than that found on the large cruise ships.
On our cruise on the Wilderness Adventurer they served breakfast and lunch buffet style and dinner in sit down and order fashion. Each meal brings about several choices, with the day’s menu shown on one channel of the stateroom TV.
Early breakfasters can choose from continental breakfast selections of cold cereal, fruit, a variety of breads, and yogurt. Later hot food selections are added, which vary daily with things like pancakes or frittatas, potatoes, eggs and bacon or sausage, and oatmeal. People work up an appetite on daily adventures like hiking or kayaking.
On our cruise they put a list of the dinner main dish choices out at the bar so people could pre-select, which would help them greatly in knowing how much of each thing to cook.
If people didn’t choose ahead of time they could still order what they wanted. They normally offered a meat choice, a seafood choice, and a vegetarian option. The favorite among a number of passengers often was half & half. With most people that meant half meat, half seafood, but vegetarian worked as one of the halves too if that was what someone thought sounded good.
The menu at each meal changed every day and the pastry chef added delightful breads and desserts.
The food there was very good, which was nice because no matter how big or small the ship food is still an important part of the cruise.
Looks like good eats to me!
Even though I’m not they type who is inclined to go on a cruise, if I did, the Wilderness Adventurer cruises look like they’re more my speed. They just strike me as edgier and sexier. I dig the look of both the chow and the bar.
It’s definitely different from the big ships, which is why the company is called Un-Cruise Adventures. The big ships go port to port, stopping in places that can handle both a ship of their size and the amount of people on a large ship, while these ships often cruise cove to cove in wild places. The ports they do stop in are much smaller than the sort where the big ships go. So it is a unique cruising experience. And the chow is top notch. I can’t say about the bar since I don’t drink, but other people certainly enjoyed it. The Wilderness Discoverer, which is a sister ship to this one, has a bar stool made from an old saddle that I gave to the owner of the company. The saddle actually has its own story in this blog: https://mycruisestories.com/2011/06/04/a-saddle-goes-to-sea/
That was a very cool post about the saddle. If I ever took a cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer, I would look for your saddle.
If I ever take a cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer I will make sure to sit on the saddle.