Food lovers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. However, food lovers and cruises are a specialty. If you are caring for an elderly ‘food lover’, you may be searching for inspiration. Also, possibly answers about how to keep them entertained. Perhaps they would like to go on a cruise. The sea air would be good for them too.
There are many cruise lines servicing Australia. The choice will be yours to make. But we thought we would prepare a little selection for you. Perhaps your elderly loved one has always wanted to go on a cruise. After all, retirement is often when people can indulge their wish list. Moreover, raising a family is an expensive business.
Princess Cruise lines has one of our favourite Australian chefs on-board. They have enlisted his expertise to curate meals in their main dining area. His menu is called “Crafted by Curtis”. The experience is called “Chef’s Table by Curtis Stone”. It includes a galley tour and multi-course meal.
Curtis offers separate tables as well as shared tasting tables. His shared tasting table menu includes the following delicacies. A charcuterie starter. This features jamon Iberico and finocchiona (a piquant fennel-flavoured salami). Also a chicken liver parfait with house-made pickles, large succulent green olives and bread.
Four appetisers and five mains follow. These include butter poached lobster with caramelised endive. Also a twice cooked duck leg. Or a beef cheek pie with porcini mushrooms. How about tagliatelle with roasted Alaskan crab? The side dish is just as enticing; melted leeks, confit egg yolk and brioche breadcrumbs. The consensus of opinion has been “Fresh and Fabulous”.
The Emerald Princess will be transferring to Australia in November 2017. At this time it will undertake several cruises closer to home. Namely in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. For more information visit Princess.com. You may also telephone Princess cruises on 13 24 88. Two other Princess ships, Sun and Ruby also offer Chef Curtis Stone’s food.
Of course eating and drinking wine is not the only thing cruise ships offer! There are so many other wonderful activities. Your elderly loved one will never be bored or lonely. For example, stargazing on the top deck. Furthermore exclusive tours and shore excursions are always appreciated. And don’t forget on-board shopping at the beautifully appointed shops.
Depending on the particular cruise ship, you might experience Festivals of the World. Furthermore, they offer culinary demonstrations and wine tastings. Some ships offer an extensive art gallery. Accompanied by history of art lectures highlighting some of the worlds greatest masters. They also present champagne art auctions where you can bid on keepsakes of your own. If you like swimming there are sparkling freshwater pools. Also hot tubs and padded lounges. Additionally, you can find movies under the stars and hilarious pool competitions.
We hope we have inspired you dear reader. As usual, we would love to get your feedback. Please like us on Facebook or find the little bird and talk to us on twitter. And remember, here at Gold Age Australia, Camberwell Gardens, we are only a telephone call away.
If we can help you with any information don’t hesitate to call us. And of course you are always welcome to visit. So until our next blog, we wish you and your elderly loved one ‘Cheerio’ until next time. Happy sailing!
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