Hearty, Old Fashioned & Delicious
When Lloyd and Helen started the cruises in 1982 there was concern about what kind of meals to serve in competition with traditional cruise ships.
Back on the farm Helen had been cooking for farm vacation guests for several years so Lloyd suggested we serve old-fashioned farm meals on the ship.
Since 1982 the menu has remained largely the same. Meals are served at one seating. Breakfast is served at 8 am, lunch at 12 noon and supper at 6 pm. All food and baked goods are prepared in the ship’s galley. A Bruce County abattoir, the Beefway, provides our meats, and we are particularly proud of their cured bacon and sausages.
Helen’s legacy of ship’s menu and recipes has been printed in her cookbook, and is available to passengers on board ship.
Our ability to modify the SET MENU for anyone with a restricted diet is quite limited. Please discuss any dietary restriction with our office prior to booking. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of requests for specific alterations of our SET MENU to accommodate those who have restricted diets. Unfortunately, our time, space and ability to manage these alterations while maintaining the quality of our SET MENU falls short of the apparent increasing need for alterations. In 2018, our galley will no longer be preparing any alterations to the SET MENU. Upon request, our office will be happy to provide a copy of the SET MENU to assist you in determining if it will meet your particular needs. For those passengers who require Lactose Free milk to drink, Gluten Free bread for toast, sugar free syrup or sugar free jam, our dining room servers will be happy to provide the same. However, please advise us at the time of booking, so that these items are on board for your cruise.