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Old January 14th, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Hi,

I am very easy to satisfy and can even eat my wife's cooking. ( Sorry, I stole your line, Kuki)
On the Conquest, cruising our of New orleans, about three years ago, I noticed that the dinner menu listed soft shelled crab. I have eaten that dish in Maryland, and I loved it.

When the dish was served, the shell was almost hard, and the crab was inedible. I believe
that almost everyone who had ordered the culinary creation sent it back and replaced it with another entree. This was the only thing I ever ordered at dinner on any cruise that I could not eat.

The interesting thing is that it was still on the menu for the second sitting and was served with the same result.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 01:14 PM
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Ranch steak on the Brilliance. I think Rodney summed it up perfectly when he described his steak as low grade dog food. I sent it back and had the salmon.

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The sirloin steak on Enchantment of the Seas. It is such an easy dish to prepare, but it was seared over extremely high heat, the way Filet Mignon is supposed to be done. I sent it back twice (yes twice) and gave up.

I guess you can't expect everything to be perfect, but steak (I repeat) is so easy.....

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Old January 14th, 2005, 02:32 PM
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It's not a dish BUT..the coffee on Caribbean Princess....it is the absolut worse kind I have ever had..........

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Old January 14th, 2005, 02:34 PM
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The worst I ever had was on the Viking Serenade years ago. Beef Strogonoff, with dill pickle chunks. Ugh!!!!
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Old January 14th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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I was the kid who had to put his finger in the light socket just to see if he would get shocked. Later in life I had to try the Ranch Steak to see if it was as bad as I had heard.

Well, I got shocked and yes, the Ranch Steak is terrible. I think they put it in a special "dishwater" marinade and then cook it to the consistency of shoe leather. <VBG>

So the next time you are on Royal Caribbean be nice to your waiter and save him an extra trip to the galley and forgo the Ranch Steak.

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Old January 14th, 2005, 03:52 PM
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The worst entree I ever had was on the Vision of the Seas a couple of years ago. I noticed they had arctic char on the menu. I ordered that in a wonderful restaurant in Philadelphia and had never sseen it on a menu again. Well, on the VOS, the char tasted like the north end of a cat going south would smell.

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Old January 14th, 2005, 04:21 PM
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Mike, I agree, I for one will spare my waiter the extra trip. {{grin}}

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Old January 14th, 2005, 05:33 PM
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I agree with the R.C.C.L. "Ranch Steak" Yuck!

Also we were served a green mystery dessert on the Norwegian Dream that tasted like toothpaste and green vinyl served with chunks of cardboard for texture. It was inedible at best.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 06:12 PM
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Haven't had a really bad meal, but the tea has consistently been terrible on all cruise lines. I now bring my own!

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Old January 14th, 2005, 06:36 PM
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Once on Carnival Spirit I saw a Bleu Cheese Cake on the buffet. It looked yummy so I took it. It was awful. As far as I remember that was the only thing I ever had on a cruise that was bad.

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What ship I cannot remember, but I decided to be adventurous, and try something I would never pay for at home..Poached Halibut !! Can I hear everyone say OY VEY!!!

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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:49 PM
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Trip..that is so funny because I ordered some type of sea bass or it could have been halibut served in some type of gorilla glue sauce..I spit nickels for 2 days.>G< Oh this happened on the Fantasy in April of '04. I just ordered something else, dont remember what it was though.

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Ranch steak - RCCL.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 12:05 PM
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on the Ranch Steak, but the winner (or loser, as it were) was the Seafood Calzone on Princess. It was *disgusting* -- white creamy sauce, and chucks of mystery seafood.

I have never seen more people send back one entree. I warn every Princess cruiser about it.

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It has to be the Beef Wellington on the Carnival Pride. The taste wasn't so bad, (if you could get a piece small enough to get into your mouth), but it was so tough that you absolutely could not cut it with an axe!! I gave up and got seafood.
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Howdy~Ho I'm Daneen's son and in 2003 we went on the Royal Caribbean Nordic Emperess and I ordered the Rack of lamb. BLLLGGGGHHH EEEEWWWWWWW!!!!!!
I am sorry that I ordered it it tasted like a barn and smelled like a barn! NOW THATS NOT RIGHT!!! This year in May we are going on the Carnival Triumph WOOHOO! Now I look forward to having better food.





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I mentioned this on one of the other forums. We took a cruise through the Panama Canal with some friends on the now defunct Regency Cruise Line..believe it was called the Regent Sea....(not sure how we got roped into that one, but we still really like our friends). Not only was the ship disgusting, the food was atrocious. All the veggies were pureed....just like baby food gone bad....YUK! It was always "guess the veggie" at dinner each night...mostly turnips and carrots (we think). We stick with Celebrity these days...best food on the high seas!



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The pumpkin pie on Carnival Triumph was the worst pumpkin pie I'd ever had in my life. It was pale, tasteless and had the consistency of stiff jello. And this is coming from someone who loves pumkpin pie so that should tell you just what a HUGE disappointment this was.
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Harry I am with you, I think we all need to scream really loud until someone puts
together a cruise where we can bring our little pups.
Would love to bring my baby with me.

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