Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > General Cruise Chat Questions > General Cruise Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2004, 12:05 PM
James Bond's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: illinois
Posts: 5
Default
I am extremely interested in ONLY serious replies. Which cruise line has the best food?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2004, 12:05 PM
James Bond's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: illinois
Posts: 5
Default
I am extremely interested in ONLY serious replies. Which cruise line has the best food?
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2004, 02:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Valley Center, CA 92082
Posts: 2,362
Default
Of course, it would depend upon an individual/s taste, but look towards the luxury lines as having the best food. I would say Radisson, Silversea and Crystal would be the top choices ( of the major cruise lines, that is).

Tom
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2004, 03:23 PM
NancyN's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Wickliffe, OH
Posts: 2,555
Default
"Best food" is such a subjective term that you are likely to get many different answers. Depending on individual experiences on a particular week on a particular ship, as well as individual tastes opinions are going to vary drastically. Also, those people who are willing to pay an additional fee and choose to dine in the alternative or specialty restaurants are often served a much better quality meal than what is served in the main dining room. But, I have to agree with Tom, if you are looking for the most consistent level of excellent cuisine than the luxury lines will more than likely deliver.
Nancy
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2004, 08:32 AM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default
In response to your question, while it is true you usually get better cuisine on a better cruise line, I take exception. Royal Carib has my favorite dining selections, but I was not impressed with the alternative dining. Carnival, I felt was very below par, yet, on the Conquest, alternative dining was excellant. A trip on Celebrity Mercury, with Tom, this November, did not meet my expectations. I expected better, as Celebrity touts better dining. On QE2, post 911, our Queens Grill cruise was as expected, perhaps better than expected.
David Landry
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2004, 09:19 AM
NancyN's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Wickliffe, OH
Posts: 2,555
Default
Hi David,
Welcome to Cruise-chat. Actually your response supports my premise, that "Best Food" is very subjective and our individual experiences and preferences obviously impact our opinion. I too, as a rule, find Royal Caribbean cuisine in the main dining room to cater to my personal taste. On my most recent cruise onboard the Brilliance, however, I found the food at both specialty restaurants to be outstanding (particularly Portofino). But, by the same token, I was extremely disappointed in the specialty restaurant aboard the Celebrity Infinity a few months ago. And so the debate lives on!
Nancy
__________________

Free Cruise Tickers
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2004, 07:38 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Gulf Coast, Florida
Posts: 52
Default
Not having cruised on any of the Luxury Lines or having eaten in any speciality restaurants my comments are limited to main restaurant dining.
My wife and I rate our experience on Celebrity the best by far. After that it is a close call between Holland America and Carnival. Royal Caribbean and Princess rated lowest of our recent cruises by the simple test of how many times we had to resort to the old standbys of steak, salmon or chicken because we fancied none of the listed entrees.
__________________
Cunard QE2 1984 & 1990
Carnival Fantasy 2001, Inspiration 2003, Glory 2005,
Celebrity Horizon 2004, Galaxy 2005, Summit 2006, HAL Zuiderdam 2004, Veendam 2005
Princess Star 2003, Sun 2004
P&O Oceana 2004
RCCL Nordic Empress 2002
Regal Empress 2002
RCCL Legend of the Seas Apr 2006
Saga Ru** June 2006
P&O Arcadia July 2006
Carnival Miracle Oct 2006
Booked:
RCCL Navigator Apr 2007
P&O Aurora Sep 2007
QM2 Sep 2007
Sapphire Princess Apr 2008
 
Closed Thread

Tags
princess, sea

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mexican Cuisine Workshop and Tasting Ports of Call Chat 4 07-26-2005 04:40 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2