Corinthian II Dining
For early-risers, coffee, tea and pastries are available in the Club on Deck 4 at 6:30 a.m. For everyone else, there are hearty breakfast buffets between 7 and 8:30 a.m. al fresco at the Outdoor Cafe, located aft on Deck 5, and in the Deck 2 dining room. Both venues serve juices, fresh fruit, and hot and cold fare, but you'll find an omelet chef at the cafe and oatmeal in the dining room. Most cruisers opted for the cafe's gorgeous Mediterranean views.
Lunch venues include an outdoor buffet or a served meal in the dining room. The buffet features various salads, olives, tomatoes and barbecued meats like chicken and lamb. Desserts run the gamut from healthy fresh fruit to rich eclairs. A typical served lunch starts with a salad, followed by appetizers like vegetable cream soup, main course choices like tortellini and local fish, and desserts like panna cotta, cheese, fruit or ice cream.
Afternoon tea is offered daily in the Club, with a variety of cakes, breads and cookies, as well as fruit juices, teas and coffee.
Dinner, usually served at 7:30 p.m., is far and away the best meal of the day. The attractive wood-paneled dining room features a marquetry entrance, burgundy carpeting and draperies. Open seating at tables of two, four, six and eight helps create an easy rapport among passengers. The staff are experts at mixing and matching tablemates, or you can choose your own.
The dinner menu begins with a salad, followed by an appetizer and soup. The three entree choices are typically fish, such as roast salmon with blackberry sauce or halibut with fresh herbs; meat, like oven-roasted veal and chicken stuffed with ricotta and herbs; and a vegetarian option, such as rice and herb stuffed tomatoes or pasta in gorgonzola sauce.
The ship has an open-bar policy, serving complimentary beer, wine, cocktails and soda. One of the nicest aspects of dinner is trying the selection of local wines.
Room service is also available between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. The menu includes small plates, such as a green salad, antipasti plate, ham and cheese and smoked salmon sandwiches, soup du jour, fresh fruit, a cheese plate and cake. Lunch and dinner menus are available during dining hours. Cruisers can also enjoy room service breakfast by placing cards outside their cabin doors before retiring. Passengers with special dietary needs are asked to notify Travel Dynamics in writing three months prior to departure, though kosher cuisine is not available.