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Old 02-15-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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We just returned from our cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. The food was delicious; but, Penny, I agree with you--there came a point where I was craving potato chips.

It was the first cruise for our friends who went with us. They enjoyed all the food choices, but said they would have liked biscuits and sausage gravy on the Windjammer breakfast buffet.

I was a little surprised that tacos were never on the buffet. It's not a big deal to me, but it seems like it would be inexpensive addition to an already great buffet.

My husband and I decided that the food on the Navigator was some of the best we have had on any of our cruises.

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Old 02-15-2012, 06:11 PM
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They enjoyed all the food choices, but said they would have liked biscuits and sausage gravy on the Windjammer breakfast buffet.
Royal Caribbean does offer sausage gravy and biscuits on most ships. Perhaps your friends overlooked it since it is usually at the buffet soup station? But that said, believe me, the gravy is awful and the biscuits are also poor. I've tried it on at least 4 different RCI ships and the gravy was always watery and devoid of flavor. Nasty really. And as you know, I am a Royal Caribbean fan. I once posted that they should simply buy canned Libby's Sausage Gravy and heat it up. It would be a 100% improvement.

And that is my sausage gravy rant! I love sausage gravy on biscuits for breakfast. That the cruise lines can't do this simple food correctly really annoys me!
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Nadine, first welcome back, I totally agree about the tacos. Some ships I've been on have tried to do some Mexican offerings, and I do say tried because they don't season them well. I know, it's hard to make things bland enough for those who can't take spicy, but Mexican food is supposed to be spicy (not hot). Still, I'll go for some of the Mexican, find the Tobasco sauce and salt, and enjoy. Tacos, biscuits and gravy, chili, and a few other items would be very inexpensive to add.

Still, I'm so very happy with the food offered and even happier that I don't have to cook, serve, or clean up after. I really need to go on a cruise sooner than October.
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I just returned from the Carnival Splendor. At lunch time they have special stations for Tandoor, Mongolian, Build your own burrito, and extended hours on their Deli Sandwiches. I love their Reubens. Also the 24-hour pizza. All this in addition to the normal hot food items that change daily. They also have Sushi Bar which is very limited to three hours 5PM-8PM.
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Dave, I'll bet they didn't check the soup section. Doesn't sound like they missed much! They and several other people did mention that the oatmeal was watery. I knew there was a reason I head for the donuts!!

Penny, we think alike! As long as someone else cooks and cleans up, I'm not going to complain too much!

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I'd love to see some genuine comfort food like chicken and dumplings, meatloaf or Mexican food that does not include ground beef. In 2003, on the Sovereign of the Seas, leaving Nassau, there was a sail away Mexican Fiesta buffet on the top deck with real char grilled steak. That was very good but I think there's a rule about open flames on a ship now.
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Good point about the ground beef Mexican dishes. It is purely based on the Old El Paso:Taco Bell misconception Americans have about Mexican food.
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We had a great Mexican deck buffet on HAL's Veendam in the Baltic, of all places; and no ground beef--shredded pork and beef--and Jack cheese, not cheddar.
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I was on-board the MSC lyrica not long ago and i had the most delicious veal ever, it was gorgeous. Although recently I have become a Vegetarian so I wouldn't choose that again. But I think i'd be happy with any of choices of Vegetarian meals.
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Well I would like to have some continental cuisines along with spicy dishes... Chinese food also would be a preference for me and after that some delicious deserts.. though I have traveled by cruises 3 time I haven't faced any type of food related issues and have enjoyed their eatables well!
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