BAK1061
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NCL had a change of heart

Ban reversed: Leftovers now OK on Norwegian Cruise Line

Change in course: Norwegian Cruise Line reverses ban on passengers taking leftovers to cabins.

 

MIAMI (AP) -- Norwegian Cruise Line is reversing course on a ban on doggie bags.

The Miami-based cruise line recently instituted a rule that banned passengers from taking food from a ship's restaurants back to their cabins.

President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Stuart said Tuesday that the cruise line "simply didn't understand how important it was" to passengers who wanted the option of eating in their rooms.

Stuart said the ban on taking leftovers back to the cabins was prompted by a "leadership team ship inspection" that found dirty trays, plates and glasses in hallways.

The Miami Herald reports (http://hrld.us/1QasGh0 ) that the cruise line upgraded its room service offerings this spring but added a $7.97 charge per order.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

How can they have a change of heart when they don't have a heart to begin with ?

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

NCL's "Take away Policy" is to Take things away that were once included. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I am so happy to hear this.  It would be hard to enforce.  Now about that service charge for room service????

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Lesson learned -> Before making bone-head policy changes, float a balloon out on social media and see what kind of reaction the cruising public has to it.  The myopia of organizational leadership is mind-boggling at times.  Perhaps it's the thin air at the top that contributes to short-sightedness.  In any event, I'm glad they've seen the light and reversed the decision.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Most of the people that make these decisions have either never cruised, or get on the ship and stay in the suite (at company expense). They have no idea what it's like for the rest of us.

 

GTVCRUISER
Contributor Level: Captain

It would have  been  hard to enforce , food police?

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Can you imagine the scene something like "sorry sir, you can't take that back to your cabin" would have created?

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Ahh, a Carnival lover.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Carnival is OK,  better then NCL,  but my favorite line is still Celebrity.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Celebrity has had its ups and downs. We've sailed them and had a great time. A couple of years later, friends of ours from that group had two terrible cruises with them. Apparently they addressed the issues. However, cost is a factor with Celebrity.

There is no way you're going to convince me Carnival is better than Norwegian. I was on the Splendor last October. Spa cabin. The spa elevator didn't work. The thalassotherapy pool was small.  Very bad compared to the Gem or the Breakaway.    The food was just ok. Nothing spectacular, other than the steakhouse. 

To each his own though.

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