Dining On a River Cruise

We love the adventure of finding new and wonderful food and wines aboard and on shore while sailing on any European river cruise.  All river cruise companies have magnificent food! We love the food on these ships!  The presentation is outstanding! The food is generally locally sourced so being able to taste the flavors of the area you are visiting only adds to your trip.  The experience is complete along with the sights and sounds of new places, eating what the locals eat make it a totally immersive trip.

There are always many choices onboard for your dining pleasure.  In the morning, a magnificent buffet with sparkling wine if you’d like.  Omelets cooked to order are always delicious!  You can also have a continental breakfast at the coffee/tea stations.

Vegetarian and other healthy dishes are always available for all meals.  No matter what your allergies or food restrictions might be.

At lunch, you can find wonderful tastes at the buffet or you can order from the menu with complementary wine and/or beer or soft drinks.

In the evening, it’s a four-course a la carte dinner in the main ding room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts of cheese.  And of course, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are provided.  Premium coffees and teas are always available too.

Also, there is a Captain’s welcome and Captain’s farewell reception with sparkling wine and canapes that are of course tasty!

No matter where you look or what you want to eat there’s always something delightful available.

This article first appeared on Judy’s Luxury Travel, a Cruise Holidays agency in Monument, CO. 

All images courtesy of the author from her river cruise aboard Amawaterways™ AmaLyra in 2012.