Thursday, October 11, 2018

Have You Ever Been on a Cruise Ship?

I recently completed Aloha to Love, my sweet holiday romance novella. Part of the story is set on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii, and I learned so much about cruising and the food!



First, the buffets are endless. Through my research, I learned that most buffets are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus midday.

Breakfast includes continental, plus eggs, waffles, bacon, etc.
For lunch, expect pizza, sandwiches, and hot entrees.
Dinner will include hot entrees, pasta, a meat carvery station and desserts.

Sometimes, a midnight buffet is offered, although many cruise lines have now done away with it because of the food waste.

Besides buffets, expect the ship to serve food 24/7. Ice cream bars and drink dispensers are unlimited, as well as an outdoor grill serving hamburgers and hot dogs.

If you’ve been on a cruise, what is your favorite food?



Please leave your comments below.


And, be sure to grab your copy of Aloha to Love today. 



You’ll smile as you read about all the different foods mentioned on the ship. 


 Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations. 






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26 comments:

  1. I have been on cruises to Bermuda, Alaska and the Bahamas. My favorite food is pizza.

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  2. One of my favorite foods is pizza, too, Gina. And I'd love to take an Alaskan cruise!

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  3. I love the cruises I've gone on. I went this summer with my husband, son and two granddaughters. Had a great time. The hamburger was my favorite food.

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    1. Hamburgers, Margaret. Really? I bet they were so good!

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  4. Love cruising. My favorite food on an Alaskan cruise was the crab legs!

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    1. Ooh, Merrillee! That sounds so good! And I would love to go on an Alaskan cruise.

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  5. My favorite food on a cruise ship is the Chocolate Melting Cake Carnival had.

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    1. Angelina, That sounds delicious! :)

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  6. I’ve never been on a cruise. I’m not sure if I could enjoy the food because I have a severe intolerance to gluten & soy. It always looks fun on tv though.

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    1. Pam, I would think that the cruise ship would make provisions for you, although I'm not entirely certain. Yes, it is very fun. :)

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  7. Hubby & I have been on 6 or 7 cruises. Two were around the Hawaiian islands and the rest in the Caribbean. The first one he won on a radio station! I would love to take more but now use a walker and wheelchair and doubt I would fit into the small bathrooms! My favorite food was the shrimp fixed anyway or as shrimp cocktail.

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    1. Shirley, that shrimp sounds delicious! And congrats for winning a cruise. That's awesome.

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  8. I've cruised 2x and I loved the desserts!

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    1. Liwen, I love the desserts on the cruises, too, especially anything chocolate. :)

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  9. I've been on 2 cruises. One to Western Caribbean, I loved the butternut squash soup and the baked Alaska. Second one to Mexico I like all there desserts the best.

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    1. Margie,
      Butternut squash soup sounds assume. And I love the desserts also!

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  10. I have as hubby and I went on an eight day, I think, cruise to A!aska. It's been my first and only cruise so far.
    I loved the dining room good especially evening dinner. It was all so good.
    I remember trying cold pumpkin soup in the buffet and It was awesome but my serving that day was also working out dinner table and she remembered me eating that For lunch and said I was the only one to try it. It was really good and my fist cold soup or whatever the fancy name for cold soup is.

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    1. What a great cruise! And cold soup sounds delicious! :)

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  11. My husband and I went on a cruise in 1998. The company he worked for at the time had exceeded their goals and the whole cruise was for the employees. We met people from all over the USA. We enjoyed the food, the entertainment and the relaxation. The only thing that bothered me was a little queasiness at night. But, medicine helped with that. :-)

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    1. Wow, so fun to go on a free cruise, Melissa. The food and entertainment is usually awesome. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Cruises are really nice and very relaxing, Linda.

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  13. Never been on one but I think my favorite would be pizza

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    1. From what I remember, the pizzas are really good, Savannah!

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  14. I've been on one cruise. I'd love to go again one day. The color of the water was amazing.

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    1. Yes, cruising is great fun, Vickie!

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