Outraged or Couldn't care less?

What say you?


I am somewhere in the middle. I honestly only really eat escargot on special occasions and on cruises (which is a special occasion all of it's own).

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines

29 Answers

Yeh they had em, and yes I eat em, and enjoy it. long ago the MISTRESS of the UNIVERSE goes "ugh..how can you eat those crawly things?" (usually with an Academy Award winning shudder)...she doesn't do that anymore, after I explained to her what other delicacies I happen to like, that they don't have on "civilized" western cruises. Washing em down with cold STOLY is, well, to die for...

My wife loves them and I like them in moderation. Speaking of which, how is the bar service in the MDR? Lots of times that is a bone of contention. We always come with drinks in hand until we know.

On one cruise they ran low so they served mushrooms in place of snails in the butter and garlic, most people did not notice. My friend was ordering it every night.

It was pretty quick in SAVOR and TASTE (theyre opposite each other, with a big bar smack between em)...so get yourselves a libation there, and proceed....then order more at the table, and that way you won't be thirsty...that's what we do anyway..cant speak to the MAIN DR...the one with the dance floor in the middle. It looked more like an air craft hangar to me..we didn't eat there, and probably wont this trip..no real reason not to, I just didn't like the look of it, especially with a "balcony walkway" around it on the next deck....folks peering down into my dinner...I kind of like a ceiling over my head for a sit down dinner, not a cheering section...

Mixx Bar, right? I have been watching a lot of EECC Travels videos. They were on the Breakaway fairly recently. They do Vlogs, and look like they really enjoy cruising.

I guess that was the name...it was pretty big and a great place b4 or after dinner. but then, there were "great places" all over...one thing we didn't do was dine outside on the deck. we're gonna try that next time, IF the weather is right. the problem out there is the wind when the ship is underway. Another quirk I guess, but I can live without it. I dined "al fresco" for a long time back in the day. now I prefer something a bit more civilized.

Exactly what we did on the Breakaway as well. Grab a glass of wine at the bar before going in and then order one from the table early on and then there was never a wait regardless of how quickly they came back with it ... which most of the time was pretty quick.They also have the same thing outside of Cagney's and Moderno and also outside of La Cucina. The bars all seem to be conveniently placed close to the food venues.

Great minds etc...the only problem we had onboard was at BISTRO, the French restaurant. dinner took forever..I mean 40 min after we were seated no food. finally it appeared, the meat was massively overcooked..got myself up and went to the woman at the door, told her I need the mgr...NOW...another woman appeared, apologized profusely and so on, told her theres many other places to eat, and we proceeded elsewhere...no wait at TASTE either...wasn't going to let one bad meal screw up my attitude..things happen....well that MGR mustve put something on our acct somehow, because for the next 4-5 days every meal we had some one or other including maître d's wound up at our table asking if everything was ok. I know sometimes someone shows up anyway, but this was clearly over the top.. It was obvious something had happened. More choc strawberries and wine in our room. another message light blinking..call Guest services, we did...just wanted to know if everything was ok. what??

It became a joke...got another comp for another meal in BISTRO. Now look, we're platinum..almost platinum plus...but so??? you would have thought we were related to the captain or something.. y'know whats funny? neither of us particularly care for French food one way or the other...it was just the variety that got us in there in the first place. heheheh

Of all the cruises we have been on, I cannot think of one time that the Maitre de was worth even one penny of the tip that was coming out of my gratuities for him. It is rare they ever even show up at our table.

I agree JB, as we tried to pick apart elsewhere, those "tip pools" IF they exist, (like many casinos) require a degree in rocket science to understand. what he (and others of some rank) get out of that % added to your fare is beyond me. I can honestly say I have NEVER put dollar one directly into the hands of any maître d on board any ship...ever...wait staff, stewards, some bartenders that's different. Ashore, if getting into some "joint especialissimmo" meant something I did it a lot back in the day, usually with OPM.....now, bah. besides, who tips in McD's? hehehehe


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