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  #21  
Old November 4th, 2006, 03:59 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Tom K
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"Warren" wrote in message
ups.com...
ZombyWoof wrote:
I've been to Haiti and there is a real good reason people risk their
lives at sea trying to get here.


Labadee is RCI's private enclave in a remote corner of Haiti. It's
mainly tropical beaches surrounded by mountains. Most people have no
idea they are even in Haiti when they stop at Labadee.


If you go to the huts where the locals sell stuff... you quickly realize
you're in Haiti.

The Jamaican's at Ocho are amateurs compared to the Haitians.

--Tom


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Old November 4th, 2006, 04:11 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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In article , Tom K
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To me, Celebrity and RCI aren't even remotely close in terms of food.
Though maybe I'm just pickier than other. I know that a lot of the RCI
meals that I just picked at, others at the table devoured to the last drop.
They're sending back clean plates, and I'm sending back most of the meal.
So maybe I'm more fussy.


I am one who does not think RCI food is that bad. I think it is getting
better. And I think Celebrity food is getting worse. I think the food
on both is close. Honestly I was happier with the food on Crown
Princess than the food on Zenith or Mariner of the Seas.....

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Charles
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Old November 4th, 2006, 04:30 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Ermalee[_2_]
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Charles wrote:

In article , Tom K
wrote:


To me, Celebrity and RCI aren't even remotely close in terms of food.
Though maybe I'm just pickier than other. I know that a lot of the RCI
meals that I just picked at, others at the table devoured to the last drop.
They're sending back clean plates, and I'm sending back most of the meal.
So maybe I'm more fussy.



I am one who does not think RCI food is that bad. I think it is getting
better. And I think Celebrity food is getting worse. I think the food
on both is close. Honestly I was happier with the food on Crown
Princess than the food on Zenith or Mariner of the Seas.....

The food on the Zenith a couple of weeks ago was better than I've had on
a cruise ship for a long time. However, they fell short with their ice
cream. The Mercury in May had the best ice cream ever. I'm still
gaining weight just thinking about it.

Ermalee
  #24  
Old November 4th, 2006, 04:46 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Dick G[_3_]
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"Tom K" wrote in message
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Having done Navigator, Jewel and Mariner OTS the past 3 Decembers with the
Viking gang, I can honestly say that RCI food is pretty much below my
minimum level. Your Legend sailing may be an exception... but to me, RCI
food isn't close to Celebrity food, other than the night that Celebrity
has the stupid lamb shank. Over that same period that I've gone with the
Viking gang, I've done 3 Connie sailings, 4 Zenith sailings and 1 Century
sailing. So I think I have a decent point of comparison.

I've simply nibbled-without finishing too many RCI dinners over the past 3
years to consider the food up to Celebrity's standards. It gets to the
point where I don't even bother asking the waiter for something
different... And I won't even bother with RCI's fish of any kind. The
hake and congrio fish on Celebrity are excellent. Salmon is lousy (over
cooked and bone dry) on both. And the desserts on RCI are so bad. The
only good dessert I've had on RCI the past 3 years was the exceptional
apple pie that they serve in Johnny Rockets. Now I'm not saying all the
Celebrity meals are top notch. They're not. But I get a lot more good
meals on Celebrity than on RCI. Though it may help that I know what to
pick on Celebrity based on experience.

To me, Celebrity and RCI aren't even remotely close in terms of food.
Though maybe I'm just pickier than other. I know that a lot of the RCI
meals that I just picked at, others at the table devoured to the last
drop. They're sending back clean plates, and I'm sending back most of the
meal. So maybe I'm more fussy.

--Tom


Clearly, TK, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and while it has been
some time since I have sailed either RCI or Celebrity, there was, as of my
last sailing, no comparison in the quality of the food. I always felt that
having a pirate attack me with a fake sword while I was dining was an
attempt to distract me from the quality of the food. That was RCI.

I always felt that having the table captain ask if there was anything
special we would like, and having one of our tablemates ask for Seafood
Louie, a dish I was not familiar with, and having him provide this marvelous
feast at lunch put that line a notch above the rest. That was Celebrity.

And we love lamb shank. VBG
--
DG in Cherry Hill, NJ


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Old November 4th, 2006, 04:51 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Charles[_1_]
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Default First cruise - CARIBBEAN - questions

In article , Ermalee
wrote:

The food on the Zenith a couple of weeks ago was better than I've had on
a cruise ship for a long time. However, they fell short with their ice
cream. The Mercury in May had the best ice cream ever. I'm still
gaining weight just thinking about it.


There is something wrong with the ice cream on Zenith. I don't know if
it is how they are making it or storing it. But that is recent.

Crown Princess had great ice cream. Ten times better, I had some almost
every night on the side of my deserts. I only mention Crown Princess
because I am going to have a lot of ice cream in three weeks.

--
Charles
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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:00 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Sue and Kevin Mullen
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Charles wrote:
In article , Ermalee
wrote:


The food on the Zenith a couple of weeks ago was better than I've had on
a cruise ship for a long time. However, they fell short with their ice
cream. The Mercury in May had the best ice cream ever. I'm still
gaining weight just thinking about it.



There is something wrong with the ice cream on Zenith. I don't know if
it is how they are making it or storing it. But that is recent.

Crown Princess had great ice cream. Ten times better, I had some almost
every night on the side of my deserts. I only mention Crown Princess
because I am going to have a lot of ice cream in three weeks.


Charles, would you please do me a favor and check out the hot tub
situation on the Crown Princess. I am curious to know if they ever got
all of them working.lol

sue
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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:02 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Charles[_1_]
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In article , Sue and Kevin Mullen
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Charles, would you please do me a favor and check out the hot tub
situation on the Crown Princess. I am curious to know if they ever got
all of them working.lol


They got the second one working at the Lotus Pool. I don't recall, was
there something wrong with another hot tub somewhere else?

--
Charles
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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:11 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Sue and Kevin Mullen
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Charles wrote:

In article , Sue and Kevin Mullen
wrote:


Charles, would you please do me a favor and check out the hot tub
situation on the Crown Princess. I am curious to know if they ever got
all of them working.lol



They got the second one working at the Lotus Pool. I don't recall, was
there something wrong with another hot tub somewhere else?


The aft one was fixed and then broken again. I think it was only the
Lotus Pool hot tub and the aft one that had problems. As I am sure you
remember us complaining, it was a long walk to find the hot tub not
working.lol

sue
  #29  
Old November 4th, 2006, 05:19 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Charles[_1_]
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In article , Sue and Kevin Mullen
wrote:

The aft one was fixed and then broken again. I think it was only the
Lotus Pool hot tub and the aft one that had problems. As I am sure you
remember us complaining, it was a long walk to find the hot tub not
working.lol


After you complained they fixed the one at the Lotus Pool. There are
two at the Lotus Pool. The one they fixed had hotter water. I never
used the one at the aft. I think there were little kids in that one
when I was around there and I avoid hot tubs frequented by toddlers....

--
Charles
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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:21 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Ermalee[_2_]
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Charles wrote:

In article , Ermalee
wrote:


The food on the Zenith a couple of weeks ago was better than I've had on
a cruise ship for a long time. However, they fell short with their ice
cream. The Mercury in May had the best ice cream ever. I'm still
gaining weight just thinking about it.



There is something wrong with the ice cream on Zenith. I don't know if
it is how they are making it or storing it. But that is recent.

Crown Princess had great ice cream. Ten times better, I had some almost
every night on the side of my deserts. I only mention Crown Princess
because I am going to have a lot of ice cream in three weeks.


I've always wanted to do one of Sue's annual 'junkets', but I am
thankful that I didn't book this one. We are dealing with a case of
congestive heart failure at our house. May involve hospital time if
there's no improvement this weekend with home care. Dr. is stopping by
daily.

Ermalee ---also glad we didn't go on the Sleazy; I guess 3 cruises this
year is enough :-)

 




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