Cruise cui­sine is top class

Hamilton Metro News - - Travel -

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously sailed on ocean cruises, I’m sure I’m not the only pas­sen­ger who, near­ing the end of the voy­age, has de­vel­oped a quiet loathing for the over­fa­mil­iar­ity of ‘ship food’.

How­ever, this is an­other es­sen­tial as­pect of cruise life where Uni­world ex­cels.

Sure, river cruises are not cater­ing for the rav­en­ous hordes on those float­ing cities of the high seas. But the food ticked all my terra firma din­ing boxes.

Restau­rant-stan­dard cui­sine? Check. Flavour­ful? Check. Di­verse and ex­cit­ing culi­nary op­tions? Check. Lo­cal and fresh in­gre­di­ents? Check.

In ev­ery country and re­gion we vis­ited, menus re­flected and cel­e­brated tra­di­tional dishes and lo­cal cui­sine.

The Sacher­torte and strudels in Vi­enna were sen­sa­tional, as was the halusky in Bratislava and the goulash in Bu­dapest.

The lav­ish buf­fet break­fasts were an ode to exquisite in­dul­gence, along with a la carte op­tions, in­clud­ing the best eggs Bene­dict I’ve ever tasted.

Uni­world’s health-con­scious Trav­el­ling Lite menu was a win­ner, as were the veg­e­tar­ian op­tions and their per­son­alised com­mit­ment to tai­lor din­ing pref­er­ences to all food al­ler­gies.

An­other win­ning touch is Uni­world’s All-In­clu­sive cre­den­tials, which re­cently trans­formed their of­fer­ing.

Many river cruise lines of­fer free beer and wine with meals but Uni­world takes it a whole lot fur­ther, with un­lim­ited drinks on board, in­clud­ing award-win­ning wines, craft beers, spir­its, cock­tails, soft drinks, spe­cialty teas and cof­fees 24/7.

Free WiFi through­out the ves­sel, is most wel­come to dig­i­tal ad­dicts like me.

True to the all-in­clu­sive spirit, there’s no pesky tip­ping to be at­tended to, on board or to the tour guides, as that’s all part of the cruise price.

All-in­clu­sive ex­cel­lence.

HEAVEN FOR THE HUN­GRY: The food on board the Uni­world river cruise ticked all my din­ing boxes.

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