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America Line serves incomparable cuisine in a variety of wonderful ways - from
bountiful buffets and dress-up dinners to hors d'oeuvres on your verandah and
a picnic on the beach.
They offer the most extensive menus at sea (with
more than 500 different food items on a typical 7-day cruise), blending together
modern Continental cuisine, regional specialties appropriate to each cruising
area and traditional favorites. Their chefs are all members of the prestigious
Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs gourmet society.
your mouth will water at the aroma of so many delicious options. But your other
senses will delight as well - fine dining has always been the rule on our ships
with signature touches like Rosenthal china, starched linens, silver and fresh
flowers to enhance your meal.
so many tastes to tempt you and venues to enjoy, you're sure to experience the
many pleasures world-class dining can offer.
Each evening as the dinner hour approaches, the melodious
call of the chime master invites guests to the main dining room, where another
incredible experience awaits. Rare art, elegant staircases and panoramic windows
surround tables laid with fine linens, silver and sparkling stemware. Servers
greet guests and present menus of sumptuous five-course selections, from appetizers
and drinks to entrées and dessert.
Savor seared sea scallops, filet
mignon topped with crab and Hollandaise, and wines rated "excellent"
by The Wine Spectator. Fresh herbs and imaginative combinations make lighter fare
an equally tempting choice, and they gladly offer a kosher menu and options to
meet special dietary needs upon request.
Their Lido restaurant was the first of its kind in the cruise
industry. And although there are many imitators, none matches their extensive
menu or helpful service. Choose the Lido for a relaxed, casual meal.
lunch or dinner, the Lido offers a broad selection of freshly carved meats and
seafood, fruits and vegetables, breads and cereals, beverages and desserts. Choose
from sizzling Asian stir-fry, popular pizza and pasta dishes, festive Mexican
fare, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches.
Lido also offers different seating venues. Eat indoors in the air-conditioned
restaurant or enjoy the fresh air on deck.
Guests who dine at the intimate, reservations-only Pinnacle Grill
enjoy a dining experience themed to reflect the Pacific Northwest. Candlelight
and fine décor create a romantic ambiance that sets the stage for fresh
Northwest dishes and select wines.
Changing menus in the Pinnacle Grill include
savory seafood dishes such as Northwest clam chowder, Alaskan king salmon and
Dungeness crab cakes with spiral shaved cucumber and sweet chili sauce. Premium
hand-selected cuts of beef and unique items like wild mushroom ravioli are also
featured. A collection of delectable desserts naturally includes baked Alaska.
Guests who wish
to enjoy the Pinnacle Grill experience should make reservations early. There is
a modest surcharge for this extraordinary dining experience.