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Old 06-23-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
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Where does the food come from on Med cruises?

I know the menus are all the same but where do they get their ingredients from? I'm guessing they don't ship food from the states so does anyone know what country their veggies, beef, poultry etc is imported from during the Med cruises? Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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A farm, a tree, the ground Jk.....I think it would come from the original starting point. A lot of food in the US is shipped from other countries. I've been on cruises where the milk cartons came from local area of starting origin
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:57 AM   #3
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They get supplies every day ... We are normally the sad ones watching it all get loaded and you can see what it is sometimes. Fresh fruit and veg are the most common I seem to remember.

They would have no need to import anything from the US as plenty of countries do grow and rear things too!!!!
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They get supplies every day ... We are normally the sad ones watching it all get loaded and you can see what it is sometimes. Fresh fruit and veg are the most common I seem to remember.

They would have no need to import anything from the US as plenty of countries do grow and rear things too!!!!
Did you see this happening on a Med cruise?
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Did you see this happening on a Med cruise?
This was the turnaround day between our Med cruise and WBTA cruise, in Barcelona. Lots of food waiting to be put aboard:

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This was the turnaround day between our Med cruise and WBTA cruise, in Barcelona. Lots of food waiting to be put aboard:

Loved seeing the labradork drug sniffing dog in the pic.

When we cruised Australia/New Zealand awhile back, the menu included several entrees with lamb. I dare bet the meat was not imported from the states.
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So considering the potential different sources of food from one cruise originating in PC/USA, to the other sources, originating elsewhere, the question arises in my mind, has anyone that has done both itineraries within a close time frame, noticed a difference in the food?

It appears ships out of PC have a supplier. The ship out of Barcelona has another. I'm sure the ship out of Puerto Rico has another. Are all the dinners the same in the Med and Southern? I'll guess they are knowing DCL. lol

So has anyone noticed a difference one way or the other, regarding the meals, on this side of the pond, or the other?

Which are better? East, West, or Southern? lol.

It's an interesting angle I never gave any thought to prior to this thread.

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I'd heard during one of the ship tours on the Magic last fall that for the med cruises they ship all the food frozen in from the US because they prefer to stick with their regular suppliers.
Or at least that's what they'd done previously.
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Did they have mickey bars on the med cruises? Last time we did the med they didn't have the and since that trip my boys have been calling chocolate lollies on stocks 'Donald duck beak lollies' bc that's what the servers called them
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Did they have mickey bars on the med cruises? Last time we did the med they didn't have the and since that trip my boys have been calling chocolate lollies on stocks 'Donald duck beak lollies' bc that's what the servers called them
During previous years, they did have Mickey Bars at the beginning of the season. At some point they used them all up and had to start serving regular ice cream bars acquired in Europe.

On our WBTA in 2010, we didn't have Mickey bars until we got back to the Caribbean (where they could re-supply with a Disney provider).
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Thanks for the answers, I hope I did not hijack the thread. I am resigning myself to the fact that being on the last cruise of the season that I will not have anything from America, but instead have chocolate croissants, etc, which I grew sick of years ago! The grass is always greener on the other side of the pond!
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Did they have mickey bars on the med cruises? Last time we did the med they didn't have the and since that trip my boys have been calling chocolate lollies on stocks 'Donald duck beak lollies' bc that's what the servers called them
Our servers called them European Mickey bars on the Baltic...we've been calling them that ever since
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Did they have mickey bars on the med cruises? Last time we did the med they didn't have the and since that trip my boys have been calling chocolate lollies on stocks 'Donald duck beak lollies' bc that's what the servers called them
They won't have them as they only have two suppliers for them one in florida and one in California, and flying them over to europe isn't a feasible option.
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Did they have mickey bars on the med cruises? Last time we did the med they didn't have the and since that trip my boys have been calling chocolate lollies on stocks 'Donald duck beak lollies' bc that's what the servers called them
Yes they did have Mickey Bars on the June 15 Med cruise. We asked for them for dessert in the main restaurants after dinner and they appeared.

Talking to the Palo chef, we gathered that they do get a lot of their ingredients from their US based suppliers. For instance, he said the lamb they served at Palo came from their usual Colorado supplier.

Fresh ingredients are picked up locally apparently. As a case in point, the small milk cartons they offer at Topsiders are from Europe.
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When we traveled on the 2010 WBTA the food was its normal Disney quality. We did notice some small differences- things like European yogurt. The only two negatives were my daughters missed the Mickey ice cream bars and there wasn't any lobster on that trip-both items had been highly anticipated during our 14 day cruise.
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