My grandmother is taking the entire family --- all 25 of us -- on a cruise starting in Florida, circling the Caribbean, and coming back a week later. I've never been on a cruise, but I have visions of long-suffering hotel pans full of overcooked food in cream sauce. What have your experiences been with cruise food? Are there tips for eating better (or just well -- how scared should I be?) onboard? Things to avoid? Alcholic bevs are not included and it's a Princess Cruise ship, in case that helps.
(If anyone has tips for places to hit in St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Princess Cays, Bahamas, send 'em this way. We get off the boat at 9 a.m. and have to be back by 4, so unfortunatelty this excludes dinner. I'll be dragging my sisters to find lunch or street food. Thanks!)