Foodies Cruise – My excitement about the cruise we took on the good ship Adonia to the Dominican Republic last week caused me to forget images of food consumed. Shame on me! ;-) . I am still a bit jet-lagged from our trip. It wouldn’t have been so bad as there is only a 6 hour time difference between Miami and Seville. Unfortunately, we ended up staying up for over 36 hours straight thanks to a missed connection in Madrid. Our connecting flight was moved up by 25 minutes! The one hour window we had originally was already cutting it close. Needless to say, it was a royal rumble with Iberia airlines as they tried to shift the blame and demanded an extra $360!!!
The Madrid airport is ginormous to say the least and Iberia, the Spanish airline takes up a huge part of it. Our plane landed at 7.28am and the gate closed on the flight at 8.10am. By the time we stepped off the plane, it was already 7.46am, leaving us only 24 minutes (normally a 35 minute journey according to their announcements) to get to the flight. Had my senses been alert, l would have known it was impossible and not attempted it, but we gamely ran on. Of course, we got there and this horrid woman refused us entry. Long story short, we had to get on the next flight which was 10 hours later, and they wanted to get paid for the change. OH HELL NO!!!! I was pissed to say the least. She was adamant. I asked to speak to the supervisor who repeated the same thing. We argued for over half an hour holding up the line. There was no way l was going to pay for their mistake since the flights were all with the same airline and they should have known not to schedule them so closely. I finally told him to listen to the announcement and then explain to me how we could have made the flight in the shorter amount of time. At this point, he said it was really his supervisor (hadn’t mentioned that before!) who had made the call and he would go and talk to him one more time..yeah..right..I know they play the percentage game. It was worth it financially for them to move up the flight. It sucked that we had to stay 10 more hours at the airport, but at least we didn’t have to pay. I will try my best never to take Iberia airlines in the future. They are stingy with their food portions and the seats are very uncomfortable, even on the newer planes. A lot of their planes still don’t have entertainment either as l found out on a six hour flight!. Enough of that. This post is about foodies cruise, not whiners on a missed flight :-) ;-) .
Foodies Cruise: Main
I have no pictures of the buffet breakfast and lunches as l am positive everyone knows how those are. All good stuff in bulk. The dinners were more formal and very enjoyable as we chose group dining. It was nice finding out how other diners enjoyed their impact activities and how they felt about the whole trip. There was this young lady, 10 years old who was on her ninth cruise with her mom and she was really bright and was passionate about helping. It gives me hope for the future generation :-) .
Foodies Cruise: Dessert:
Can’t forget that. Some of the ones served. I didn’t always have the cell with me, so there is lots of good stuff missing. Let me just say that we truly enjoyed the food. For foodies like us, it was a real treat. The staff were truly professional and dedicated.
One thing that was cool was that if you had food allergies or a special diet, you were given the next day’s menu and discussed with the waiter what your meal would be so there would be no last minute changes and demands. It worked out very well from what l observed. If you’re hankering for good food, here’s another reason to consider a fathom experience.
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What do you think of the food on the Adonia? Which dish or dessert do you think you would enjoy the most? My pick on this foodies cruise has to be the lamb chops with mint jelly. It was supercalifragalistically delicious :-) .