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Old 10-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #46
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Seems odd there are many posts about the veggie diets and how they are easyly found......................odd this person allegeds there were none.

So I am not paranoid! I still feel this person was trolling!

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you must not read well because if you saw some of my previous posts I mentioned that I DID INDEED attempt to eat 2 of the veggie meals. So before you post, AGAIN, that you think I'm a troll, you might want to read my other posts.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:02 AM   #47
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OP, would you please tell us what you found to eat on RCCL? As a frequent cruiser on all the lines, I agree that over the last 4 years, the cruise fare overall has declined. I do not agree that your tastes could not have been satisfied if you had put a little effort into your palate satisfaction. Even with a lousy server, food is all over the ship, even the room service has selections that have no meat, fish or chicken. As in my first sentence, please explain what you ate on RCCL that DCL did not have. I am not a cheerleader for anyone.
I already did. See some of my previous posts.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:18 AM   #48
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I did ask my server on day 2 (only a 3 nighter) if there were any other options for me as I didn't eat seafood red meat and that was when I was told I could order off the kids menu. Could I have made a bigger deal out of it and escalated it.... sure, but I didn't feel like it was going to get me anywhere.

For those that posted the menu's, I did have the black bean thing in AP and it was blah. in EG I had 2 soups and a salad and in RP I tried the mushroom pasta but I'm not really a mushroom person, so there ya go....

It would be nice if they did offer some sort of generic menu for bland eating people like me to fall back on
Did you look at the kids' menu? Maybe it would have had something to fit your tastes? It looks like some nights they did have "plain" pasta on the kids menu. I think that the "Lighter Note Offerings" are supposed to be the generic menu for bland eating. You say you don't eat seafood, but do you eat fish? I totally get you on the mushroom thing. I can deal with a little in a dish, but in some of the veg dishes it was overpowering. Most servers go out of their way to help you and would have offered to get a plain pasta dish without seafood/meat on it. Better luck next time!
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I find that the topic of food is so subjective. Some may be picky, some may be vegan or whatever but everyone is different. What I like, you may not. I for one never would give a harsh review on food knowing that everyone has different tastes. You can't please 100% of the guests.
Yes the topic of food is subjective, I'm not a picky eater, the only food I really don't like are mushrooms, so I don't get anything with them, but I know people who love them. I myself never like when people write reviews about food anywhere from magazines to message boards.
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I myself am not an adventurous eater but I'm in the pro "anything I don't have to plan, shop for, cook, or clean up is heavenly" camp.

But this thread brought to mind my 15 year old daughter who is a very timid eater. We've been on Princess and DCL and until our cruise on the Fantasy last summer, she usually dined every night on fettuccine and Cesar salad. She did order from the adult menu this time, every night, until the last night. That night she timidly asked for the children's menu and upon opening it and seeing the familiar chicken nuggets and burgers, was very relieved and excited!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #51
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I wonder about posts like this. We've sailed numerous cruiselines, including RCCL. DCL is the best, at least for us. They cater to DS like the prince that he is.
CMs we've encountered are great. Servers are very attentive to what he needs - they bring a variety of things for him to taste [he can only eat a couple spoonfuls, and it has to be pureed]. Tho' I wll say, when we sailed RCCL in Dec, the head waiter was super, even if the servers were just ok.
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mdvlprof- I think that might have been the big difference for the OP here. Most of us are used to the DCL servers going above and beyond their duties and helping cruisers have the best dining experience that they can provide. Every once and a while you do hit a dud or just someone having a bad week. Most people wouldn't notice if they didn't have special needs or requests, but OP did. If OP had cruised with DCL before she would have realized that this was out of the norm and might have asked for the head server, but without that previous experience on DCL, she didn't know.
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I already did. See some of my previous posts.
Actually the post that you mentioned what you eat on RCCL cruises was deleted since you were refencing another post that was deleted. This is the reason for the same question being asked, what did you find to eat on your RCCL cruise.

But DCL does offer a pasts dish each night which can be served without the meat/seafood that is normally served with it just as you have ordered on your other cruises.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #54
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This thread, and also others like it, such as the recent thread where the OP said her child would eat little more than Kraft Mac & Cheese, make me wonder why people who have dietary restrictions would choose to cruise in the first place.
When you cruise, you are essentially "locked in" to whatever choices there are onboard, and with a little pre-cruise research you can find out what your choices will be.
I don't understand why anyone would pay as much as a cruise costs, knowing you or your child won't be happy with the food choices.
Having cruised several different lines, while the quality may vary, the basic choices are pretty much the same.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #55
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You aren't alone. There are many people here that think the food in general sucks on DCL.
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I'm newer to posting here, but I post alot on cruise critic... as a Diamond (almost Plus) member of Royal Caribbean... we sail alot.

I got a great last minute Fl resident rate and decided to take my daughter on the Dream since she didn't have school.

The ship was beautiful, the service was fine, but the food was AWFUL. I had seriously high hopes from all the reviews of everyone saying how fantastic the food is etc.... I do not eat seafood, I do not eat red meat, and I rarely eat chicken. When I told my server this, he made no effort to help get me a meal that I could eat... so every night I had soup for dinner. And if your hungry late afternoon the only option is the fast-foody type stuff on the pool deck... there's only so much pizza a girl can eat . I asked on the 2nd and 3rd night if there was any type of pasta option I could have and I was told I could order off the kids menu. Really??? very dissapointing.

I'm sure we'll sail again on Disney for our daughter, buy probably not for a long time.

I feel like the menu is more for someone with an adventurous palete... if that's not to your liking there is no "safe" list to choose from. =(

I sprayed coffee on my monitor when I read this. Sorry, I know we all have different tastes but when you limit yourself like that, it should not be a suprise when you are disappointed. The cruise ship has to try and please 4,000 people! And probably 98.4% of them eat fish or meat or chicken of some kind.
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you must not read well because if you saw some of my previous posts I mentioned that I DID INDEED attempt to eat 2 of the veggie meals. So before you post, AGAIN, that you think I'm a troll, you might want to read my other posts.
I read the first post................sorry....odd you changed your story later!

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I sprayed coffee on my monitor when I read this. Sorry, I know we all have different tastes but when you limit yourself like that, it should not be a suprise when you are disappointed. The cruise ship has to try and please 4,000 people! And probably 98.4% of them eat fish or meat or chicken of some kind.


Well put!
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I'm surprised the OP feels they can say the food is awful if they didn't even sample 2% of the food available.

And not limited to the OP, but I am also amazed that there are so many people who seem to have a very very restricted amount of foods they will eat and not think to plan ahead on trips. I guess these people never eat out at home? I really do wonder how they eat outside of vacations.

I guess it's all a matter of some people think meat with gravy is plain, while someone else will feel it is "super fancy eatin'", but just, well, wow!
I never realized just how plain the food needs to be for some people.


I'm sorry OP that your first Disney Cruise wasn't as good as you'd hoped.
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Actually the post that you mentioned what you eat on RCCL cruises was deleted since you were refencing another post that was deleted. This is the reason for the same question being asked, what did you find to eat on your RCCL cruise.

But DCL does offer a pasts dish each night which can be served without the meat/seafood that is normally served with it just as you have ordered on your other cruises.


ummmm, nope. My post #24 is still there.....
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