Has Carnival done away with Baked Alaska? Just returned from the Conquest Jan 30, and no Baked Alaska served.... I realize it is only ice cream, but the people with our group who were first time cruisers missed the extravaganza that usually accompanies the presentation.
WHAT?!?!? That is one of our favorite parts of the cruise. Does anyone know if this is true? I realize this is pitiful that we go on a cruise for baked alaska but everyone has their priorities - right?!
That's kinda how I felt. It is just ice cream but was something each of us looked forward to....the kitch of the presentation, etc.... on the last night after dinner, we all sat there and looked at each other thinking..."is that all there is?!"
We were on the Valor in January and I was so looking forward to the Baked Alaska and asked our waiter what night it would be presented. He apologized and said that it is considered a fire hazard and it is no longer served. Anything that had flames is taboo now. Sigh, no more Cherries Jubilee on crepes.....
Having worked for a law firm that represented all the cruise lines I have to tell you they are removing anything that could be considered a fire hazard. A few years ago in a bar onboard a couple wanted "lemon drops" and the bartender didn't know how to make them (or so the story went), so the woman made a big fuss and she started making them. Somehow liquor was spilled on the bar, which eventually went up in flames --- which spread to her husband's shirt, etc. It was a horrid scene and I think that's a good example of what cruiselines are trying to avoid these days. It's sad, but it only takes one mistake to mess things up really badly. And safety is such an issue these days that they have to do what appears in the best interests of most folks.
I just returned from a Costa cruise and we had Cherries Jubilee, but they did not flame it at the table --- they prepared it at the service bar.
Was on the Triumph June 05, 2005 and we had it one night for dessert. It sure was yummy. No fanfare they just bought it out and told us what it was and sliced it. Then they all danced after the dessert was served.