Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Norwegian Cruise Line
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
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2007, 08:55 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
I've never actually tried eating hand sanatizer.
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2007, 09:15 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 345
Default
f-mattox:

On another subject other than Junk, will you be writing a review on the Island P cruise? We will be on the Diamond for the same trip on Dec 3rd, and would like your opinion on the 15 days. This will be our first cruise away from NCL in many years, and certainly wished NCL offered the same cruise from LA and back.
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2007, 09:27 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
Absolutely!

I will also try to post a little every day; but they have had a lot of trouble with their internet lately and I won't spend a lot of time waiting.
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 11:32 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 32
Default
Hi there readers....and Chef,

One thing that I found disconcerting on NCL was the menu descriptions in the dining rooms.

Pork back ribs were actually side ribs, and only three bones....not a rack.

Rack of lamb was actually three bones already carved off.

And "Bahama Lobster Tail" was acually a 3.5oz split rock tail instead of a 7oz whole or butterflied tail.

Descriptive menus are great, but accuracy is another thing. I guess it just added a little disapointment upon presentation. I didn't complain but I know a few chef's that would make a quick call to the maitre'd.
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 12:17 PM
Chef Ken's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 2,258
Default
Hi Dan, Haven't seen you for a while. Truth in advertising doesn't seem to apply there! The dead give away would be the "Bahama Lobster tail." I wonder if they called it that because it was as far removed from Maine as possible? You may as well have had crawfish! Knowing that I think I would have ordered a couple of entrees. Sad part is it was probably over-cooked but that is not unusual either.
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 01:44 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
I agree 100% on the quality issue with NCL's food (actually the entire dinning experience). If the menu's mis-statement of the item was the only problem it would not have been a big deal. But I have had better food at Chili's than on NCL (not that I dislike Chili's but I expected better food on a cruise ship)

Chef Ken- What's wrong with Crawfish? a good crawfish boil would have been welcome. On the Dream, they set up a couple of weber BBQ grills on the pool deck and made grilled chicken/burgers every day. It was served buffet style. Just want I wanted, go on a cruise and stand in grill smoke for 10 mins trying to get a burnt piece of chicken.... A good cajun crawdad boil would have been better. Boil up a big kettle and just dump them right there on the deck...
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 01:52 PM
Chef Ken's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 2,258
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by Jim C.:


Chef Ken- What's wrong with Crawfish? a good crawfish boil would have been welcome. On the Dream, they set up a couple of weber BBQ grills on the pool deck and made grilled chicken/burgers every day. It was served buffet style. Just want I wanted, go on a cruise and stand in grill smoke for 10 mins trying to get a burnt piece of chicken.... A good cajun crawdad boil would have been better. Boil up a big kettle and just dump them right there on the deck...
Actually Jim, nothing! I would prefer the crawfish to the small tails and there isn't anything quite like a crawfish boil!! MMMM- mm. I'll start out with a 2 lb. platter and good ale, in the words of the late Justin Wilson, "Wooo-eee, I gah-rahn-tee!
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 07:14 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 16
Default
We were not aware that "Hells Kitchen; taped on Pride of Hawaii If we knew that we would have brougt the Take Home Chef.
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 04-20-2007, 08:57 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
Dang Chef.. now you have me Jones'en for a good crawfish boil...
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 04-21-2007, 05:15 AM
Chef Ken's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 2,258
Default
Sorry Jim, at least you don't have to go as far as I do. When I was last in Dallas, I went to Landry's Seafood house and had a platter.

Ken
 
Closed Thread

Tags
food, lousy, ncl, room, stewards

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Food and drinks...which are for free and which not..? Erik (from Holland) Carnival Cruise Line 7 08-21-2007 05:36 PM
Enchantment of the Seas food in dining room mrsfascinating Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 4 02-03-2007 10:02 AM
Are food and drinks allowed to be brought along? hasslefreeyachts Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 4 06-21-2005 06:31 AM
questions re food and drinks on Majesty -- attn.Pennie, Amy, et al Emily_newbiecruiser Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 8 03-15-2003 02:44 PM
Lousy Carnival Service grammie Carnival Cruise Line 7 11-04-2002 06:05 AM


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 07:17 PM.

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