Friday August 31, 2007 / 7:30pmNina's Dandy Dinner Cruise
Cornish Game Hen
How was your experience?
I need to note, for the record, I was expecting something rather different from what I got and that's why I was fairly disappointed. Let me first explain what I was expecting. I was expecting a middle aged (30 - 40 something) crowd on a small cruise boat with lost of dance worthy but not Top 40 or current music where they would serve a fantastic dinner feast. The boat was nice and the accommodations were very comfortable. The cruise was beautiful. The scenery was really nice and being up on the upper deck with the stars and the moon and all the lights of downtown was quite romantic. The crowd was quite a bit older (I'd say more 50's and 60's), and thus the music was really quite slow. My husband doesn't dance, so slow jams are lost on me. I was hoping for a mix of ballroom dancing options and a couple of boogie songs. During the last 45 minutes of the cruise, we got a few options that worked. The DJ also didn't know how to work the CD player well, so songs didn't fade from one to another so much as jump from track to track. My biggest complaint was the food. My colleagues (we went as a group of 3 couples) said they got precisely what they expected in that regard - food that was kind of blah and par, catering to the blandest taste buds. Yikes. Not my bag at all. I would do it again, but not for a romantic cruise. I think a brunch cruise would be better so that I could see the monuments. Additionally, breakfast food is easier to cook with more exciting flavors. And I wouldn't be going in the middle of the morning to dance.