We love going on cruises! What’s not to love? You unpack one time, get to visit all kinds of different places & your food is included! In our lives, that is really saying something! We LOVE to eat in this house!!
Seriously, on a cruise you can get whatever you want! On our recent cruise on the Carnival Breeze, our head waiter in the main dining room knew exactly what we wanted all the time. We would sit down, and a plate of chicken nuggets and fries would “magically” appear on the table as an appetizer for the kids. Now THAT’S service!
On the nights that our kids “ditched” us to party in Camp Carnival, my husband and I decided to try out the special restaurants aboard Carnival Breeze:
- Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
- Cucina Del Capitano
- Bonsai Sushi
These restaurants are not included in the trip price, but they are OH SO WORTH IT! They weren’t crazy expensive and the food was so yummy!
Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
Ok, so I LOVE steak! It’s a really weird obsession I think. No offense to vegetarians or vegans, but slap a piece of medium rare filet on my plate and I’m one happy camper!
At Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse we were treated like royalty! The wait staff was so attentive and catered to our every wish. We ordered a bottle of wine and the sommelier really understood the wines and how to pair them correctly with the food. She was even experienced enough to burn a candle at the base of a 25 year old bottle that the couple next to us brought to dinner. Have you ever heard of that?
Every part of our meal was delicious! I enjoyed a tuna tartar for an appetizer that had just the right amount of “kick” to it. My caesar salad was authentic…anchovies on top and all! (Sorry if that offends anyone…I LOVE those little salty fishies!) The steaks were cooked to perfection. And the WALL of cheesecake for dessert was nothing short of amazing! We had an amazing meal!
Cucina Del Capitano
I’m not going to lie, as a person of Italian descent, I find it really hard to go to Italian restaurants. The food just never compares to the food my family makes! My husband really loves Italian food and wanted to try Cucina Del Capitano, so I obliged. I was expecting ketchup based sauces and overcooked pasta. Boy, was I wrong!
Cucina Del Capitano is a quaint, little, family-styled Italian restaurant at the top of the Carnival Breeze. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and made me think of authentic Italian restaurants in Little Italy in New York. For one price, you get an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Such a deal!
I enjoyed “Mama’s Meatballs” as an appetizer. Let me just say they are the closest thing I have ever tasted to my aunt’s meatballs. DELISH! All of the portions were huge & worthy of gorging myself!
There’s a guy who walks around the restaurant with a barrel of Chianti singing Italian songs to the guests. Then to top it off, the whole staff performs to “That’s Amore” while the guests wave their napkins in the air. It’s so sweet!
When I think sushi, I think of coastal areas where the fish was literally taken from the ocean that morning. We are very spoiled in Miami that we have really great sushi here. How much closer can you get to the ocean than actually sailing in it?!
Bonsai Sushi is a tiny walk up restaurant has a bar area where you can watch the Itamae (sushi chef) create the lovely sashimi & sushi creations. Not only was it a great atmosphere, but the prices were fantastic! We don’t eat sushi often because the restaurants that we love to go to are a little pricey.
My husband and I ordered the boat for 2. Yup. We were just that hungry. In fact, we were so hungry that I forgot to take any pictures of our delicious meal! #fail
So see, cruises are known for their tremendous buffets and all night room service, but there is so much more! If you don’t mind paying some out of pocket, you really get a treat in the special restaurants aboard Carnival Breeze!
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