Uniworld River Princess Captain’s Welcome Gala Dinner

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Uniworld River Princess Captain’s Welcome Gala Dinner

Eastern Europe Explorer Danube River Cruise

Captain's Welcome Reception - Officers and Guests

Captain’s Welcome Reception – Officers and Guests

One of the most memorable and delicious dinners onboard River Princess during our Eastern Europe Explorer river cruise was the Welcome Gala Dinner. Our evening was especially enjoyable as we were invited to be guests at the Captain’s table for the evening.

The event started in the lounge with the Captain’s Welcome Reception where we enjoyed cocktails with our fellow dining companions for the delicious 5-course meal.

(Above Photo: Top left to right – Cruise Manager Heiner Schmidt, 1st Captain Stefan Ivanov, passenger Dan Dudek, passenger Fred Himmelstein, Hotel Manager Silvia Sobotova. Bottom left to right – Jill, Viv, passenger Jeannette Dudek, passenger Lenore Himmelstein)

Amuse Bouche

Amuse Bouche

The Welcome Gala menu started with an Amuse Bouche – compliments of the Chef.

Chef's Beef Carpaccio

Chef’s Beef Carpaccio

The delicate Chef’s Beef Carpaccio was sprinkled with virgin olive oil, parmesan shavings and rocket salad.

Asparagus Cappuccino

Asparagus Cappuccino

From the soup tureen we enjoyed Asparagus Cappuccino with milk foam. This was paired with Gruner Veltliner Trio Gmeiner white wine – Austria 2009.

In Between - Linguine

In Between – Linguine

Next was a delicious “In Between” of Linguini all’ Aragosta with lobster, prawns and a prawn cracker.

Entree - Black Angus Beef

Entree – Black Angus Beef

A delicious Medallion of Roast Black Angus Beef with Morel sauce, fresh vegetables and Duchess potatoes was paired with Cabernet Sauvignon Gmeiner red wine – Austria 2011.

Note: For passengers that preferred fish for their entree, a Broiled Fillet of Butterfish with red wine butter sauce, served on Dijon mash with zucchini spaghetti was also on the menu.

River Princess Symphony Dessert

River Princess Symphony Dessert

Dessert was the River Princess Symphony – a trio consisting of a Valrhona chocolate slice, honeycomb ice cream, and cheese cake. A selection of cheeses was also available, and along with tea and coffee we enjoyed homemade sweet treats served at our table.

Uniworld River Princess Captain's Welcome Gala Dinner

Uniworld River Princess Captain’s Welcome Gala Dinner

It was an entertaining evening of convivial and interesting conversation with 1st Captain Stefan Ivanov, Hotel Manager Silvia Sobotova, Cruise Manager Heiner Schmidt and fellow passengers.

After dinner some guests took to the dance floor in the lounge to the music of onboard musician Freddy. We decided to relax on the sun deck to enjoy the pleasant breeze as River Princess cruised towards the Bulgarian town of Vidin.

If You Go:

Continue Reading WAVEJourney’s Uniworld Eastern Europe Explorer River Cruise Review:

Cruise Overview | Bucharest | Peles Castle | Bran Castle | Bucharest City Tour | Uniworld River Princess | Giurgiu: Embarkation | Rousse to Varna & the Black Sea | Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi | Captain’s Welcome Gala | Vidin, Belogradchik & Baba Vida Fortress | Iron Gates | Donji Milanovac | Viminacium Archaeological Site | Sava River | Belgrade City Tour | Deck Dining | Vukovar & Osijek | Cruising the Danube to Budapest | Budapest City Tour | Budapest Parliament Building Guided Tour | Gabcikovo Hydroelectric Dam and Lock | Bratislava City Tour | Captain’s Farewell Dinner | Vienna City Tour |

Notes: WAVEJourney travelled from Bucharest to Vienna as guests of Uniworld River Cruise Collection from July 25 to August 8, 2012.


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