During holiday cruise on the Lomonosov the food was excellent, comprising a buffet breakfast, a four course lunch and a five course dinner. The courses were not large, so this wasn't as much of a blow-out as it sounds. There was a choice of two or three dishes for most of the courses, and special diets were catered for by prior arrangement. For one breakfast we tried strawberries and champagne, apparently a favourite in the court of the Czar. As an alternative to the comprehensive early morning buffet in the main dining room, continental breakfast was served later in the morning in a small bar at the front of the ship, affording a super view of our journey (see picture on the home page of this site).
The waiting staff on the cruise ship were friendly girls, most of whom knew just enough English to take our food orders, and were more than happy (amused is a better word!) to help us with our Russian language skills.
A nice facility was the "coffee station" where hot water could be added to a coffee satchet, or one of a huge range of Twinings speciality teas. This was free and was available during the afternoons.
The main bar, on the top deck of the Lomonosov, was comfortable and had a good range of drinks, including the "cocktails of the day" (one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic). Live entertainment was available most evenings from the ship's own group.
We were served plenty of food, much of it very decorative, whilst watching the ever-changing view