There is no need for afternoon tea, although if you have been ashore exploring ruins all afternoon, it is wise to go for a spot of light refreshments well ahead of the evening meal. The evening meal, if you are dining onboard, will be served at a time which suits you best and if you prefer to eat after your sunset cocktail is over, the meal may be served as late as 8.30 pm - depending on the time of year. Back to afternoon tea… you will be accustomed to Turkish tea in the tulip-shaped glasses from the way it is served at breakfast.
Afternoon tea is about “tea” and anything else is just to accompany the tea… although depending on what you have asked for, the accompanying snacks could be slices, cakes, biscuits and home-baked cookies. If you have a penchant for carrot cake, then provided you let you chef know ahead of time, you can try carrot cake in every variety — and even some spinach cake, which was a bit of a fashion fad a few years back, but is still being cooked in certain circles and it looks incredible — a very bright green! Cheesecake and fruit tarts are possible, as are sponge cakes and Madeira cakes… the choice is yours.