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As I relaxed in the Atrium of the Allure of the Seas I noticed the Starbucks outlet providing signature made-to-order espresso beverages and FrappuccinoŽ blended beverages. I thought wouldn't it be neat to have more of these fast food outlets on cruise ships. I know that there is already a Johnny Rocket outlet on the Allure, but I was thinking what if
cruisers could have Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, Smokehouse BBQ Chicken,Veggie delight or Red Robin gourmet hamburgers, towering onion rings, clucks and fries or Quizno's prime rib philly, peppercorn prime rib. These are only some of the fast food outlets that came to mind. I personally like Arby's roast beef with horsey sauce sandwhiches and would be willing to pay extra for them as a change of menu. I could also see ethnic foods being offered. Greek foods like souvlaki, roast lamb shiskaba, gyros, soups, greek salad, baklava, mousaka, etc.
This would be a great way to increase the variety of foods offered on ships.
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I've always said that the day a McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's or other fast food outlet opens up on a cruise ship I'm done sailing that line.

Johnny Rocket's is pushing the envelope but they are a little more niche, and have a better product, than the big fast food outlets.

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Fast food chains on cruise ships...that IMHO is a joke. Don't you think we have enough of that garbage in our every day life. If I want to eat in a fast food chain, I would'nt go on a cruise to do so...and then pay for it nonetheless. I agree with above poster, I think it is tasteless and lowers the standards of cuisine on a ship...Hey but then again its another money maker for the line...what next....Paying a surcharge in the MDR.
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I think I just heard the Foodies screaming! No, leave what you can have every day of the week at home.....give us delicious and new options we can try at sea.
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If fast food restaurants showed up on a cruise ship or line . I would gone faster then a cat with it's tail on fire.
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I think I just heard the Foodies screaming! No, leave what you can have every day of the week at home.....give us delicious and new options we can try at sea.
Exactly...one of the reason my wife and I booked a Crystal Cruise...no Mcdonalds or Johnny Rockets on Crystal...

Like Trip stated...you can eat fast food junk every day of your life...WHY does it have to be on a cruise ship...and if your that addicted to fast food, can't you wait till you dock at a port..odds are you can eat junk food at just about any port of call.
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As I relaxed in the Atrium of the Allure of the Seas I noticed the Starbucks outlet providing signature made-to-order espresso beverages and FrappuccinoŽ blended beverages. I thought wouldn't it be neat to have more of these fast food outlets on cruise ships. I know that there is already a Johnny Rocket outlet on the Allure, but I was thinking what if
cruisers could have Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, Smokehouse BBQ Chicken,Veggie delight or Red Robin gourmet hamburgers, towering onion rings, clucks and fries or Quizno's prime rib philly, peppercorn prime rib. These are only some of the fast food outlets that came to mind. I personally like Arby's roast beef with horsey sauce sandwhiches and would be willing to pay extra for them as a change of menu. I could also see ethnic foods being offered. Greek foods like souvlaki, roast lamb shiskaba, gyros, soups, greek salad, baklava, mousaka, etc.
This would be a great way to increase the variety of foods offered on ships.
Arby's.......Its good mood food....5 roast beef sandwiches for $5.00 bucks....enough said...I think that roast beef ran in the second race at Pocono Downs...lol. Horsey sauce with horsey roast beef.
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I have not eaten fast food since the last century .
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Well, as the OP can probably tell, everyone thinks that's about the worst idea EVER.

That's all we need to turn cruise ships into a facsimile of a mall, with a food court of fast food restaurants.

Instead of fine dining, they could refer to it as swine dining.
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Let us end all fast food establishments on the planet .
I would not go that far! Fast food is convenient when you get hungry and are out running errands, especially with little ones! I do agree though, that they are not needed or wanted on a cruise!
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OMG please no fast food kiosks on cruise ships! I agree with buttons16..if you want/need that fast food fix...wait until the ship docks. The ship already has pizza, burgers, milkshakes etc....WHY pay extra for the secret sauce? AND you will pay extra. No...there's plenty of food options on a cruise ship without adding franchised fast food kiosks.
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I would not go that far! Fast food is convenient when you get hungry and are out running errands, especially with little ones! I do agree though, that they are not needed or wanted on a cruise!

Do you know how unhealthy it is for kids to eat fast foods ? My grandchildren have never been to a fast food restaurant .
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Do you know how unhealthy it is for kids to eat fast foods ? My grandchildren have never been to a fast food restaurant .

That's not entirely true. Perhaps years ago, but these days many types of "fast food" restaurants actually serve healthier foods than many of the sit down restaurants.

"Fast food" doesn't automatically translate to McDs or Burger King. For example, the new "big thing" in fast foods is food trucks, many of which offer very healthy foods.

There are plenty of "unhealthy foods" being served on cruise ships, but that has nothing to do with fast foods being a bad idea for ships.
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That's not entirely true. Perhaps years ago, but these days many types of "fast food" restaurants actually serve healthier foods than many of the sit down restaurants.

"Fast food" doesn't automatically translate to McDs or Burger King. For example, the new "big thing" in fast foods is food trucks, many of which offer very healthy foods.

There are plenty of "unhealthy foods" being served on cruise ships, but that has nothing to do with fast foods being a bad idea for ships.

Yes,you are correct . I amend my proposal to read let us eliminate the unhealthy fast foods .
When I was a child I ate a lot of fast foods and I was very fat from age 4 to 17 .I also had many medical problems due to the ingestion of unhelathy food .
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Starting to sway off the thread...Its not a matter if fast food is healthy or not (I dont eat fast food myself) its a matter of do you want to see the Golden Arches on a cruise ship...or an Arby's, Burger King or whatever...It is in MHO a bad idea..I would never sail on a cruise ship with fast food outlets...That to me is the bottom of the barrel. If you can't wait till you get off at just about any port to get fast food, then you have a serious problem.
I booked a cruise with Crystal and one of the main reasons was the higher quality of food. The last thing I want to see on a cruise ship that I am sailing on is any type of fast food joint.
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I have yet to eat at any of the Johnny Rockets onboard a ship, we have them in our local malls. When I cruise, I enjoy eating at places I can't at home and trying new and different meals...
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Technically, I'd say buffets are fast food outlets. As are the pool-side grills on many ships serving hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.
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That Sir is correct .However, I believe the OP was referrering to provate restaurants aboard ships such as a McDonalds .
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That Sir is correct .However, I believe the OP was referrering to provate restaurants aboard ships such as a McDonalds .
Ah Henry... the only thread you've participated in over three years that you want to stay on topic.
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My husband and I feel the same way. The specialty restaurants are a favorite of ours. They offer a type of service and a variety of specialty foods, wines, etc...we just couldn't afford at home. Too expensive. But on board ship, we experience luxury we can afford.

It might be different if you couldn't get your 'franchise' type food already on board ship. Cruise lines now offer, hamburgers, french fries, milkshakes, pizza, beer, hot dogs, etc. And on most ships, these are available 24 hrs. If I need a 'franchise' fix of one of the above...which is rare....I can wait until we're in port.

Most of the ships we've been on, have a kiosk near the pools, where they offer, 'Spa' type meals or snacks. For e.g. Salads, fresh juice, fruit, specialty breads and muffins, etc. It's fast food of the healthy type.
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As I relaxed in the Atrium of the Allure of the Seas I noticed the Starbucks outlet providing signature made-to-order espresso beverages and FrappuccinoŽ blended beverages. I thought wouldn't it be neat to have more of these fast food outlets on cruise ships. I know that there is already a Johnny Rocket outlet on the Allure, but I was thinking what if
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This would be a great way to increase the variety of foods offered on ships.
WOW. Ya know, maybe that wasn't such a hot idea after all.
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Wow, now that you mention some of those....One thing I have never had prepared good on cruiseships is chinese food??
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Wow, now that you mention some of those....One thing I have never had prepared good on cruiseships is chinese food??
One of the alternate restaurants on NCL is a chinese/asian option... and quite good.
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One of the alternate restaurants on NCL is a chinese/asian option... and quite good.
Yes:

The Chinese and Noodle restaurants on Epic and other NCL ships are excellent.

The Mangolian Woks on Carnival ships are good and very popular. The lines are extremely long. I wish they would expand that option.

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