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Dec 24, 2006 05:12 PM

best cruise food

We'd like to take a cruise but wonder which lines have the best food? We took a cruise on Carnival and the food was a notch above Applebees. Any suggestions?

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  1. I've heard from my parents, frequent cruisers, that Holland America has the best food.

    I've been on Royal Caribbean and Princess and enjoyed the food on both -- Princess a bit more because they had the additional a la carte restaurants, which are always a treat.

    I would always vote the smaller ships. The one thing I hated about cruise ship dining was how institutional it felt -- like I was in a mess hall with nicer linens.

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    1. re: Covert Ops

      If you go on Holland America, go to the Pinnacle Grill. Much better than the main dining room, and if you do your homework early, you can get comped(we got it twice - once from the line(they wanted to fill the room the first night)and once from our travel agent)and we liked it so much we went back two other times. The casual food on the Lido deck is quite good too.

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      1. Well, I can tell you with certainty that it isn't Carnival Cruise lines!!!

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        1. I wasn't that impressed with Holland America's, except in their specialty restaurant, the Pinacle.

          I think the top 2 are Silversea & Seabourne, by far. I love Silversea's La Salletta restaurant & their galley tour brunch is the only buffet I'll do - it's delicious!!

          1. We've done quite a few Celebrity cruises, and have always enjoyed the food: It's not Michelin 3 star, but they do a pretty darn good job of feeding tasty food to lots of people. Try to get a tour of the kitchen -- amazing place! The kitchen is also very willing to cater to special dietary needs. A word about the service: It beats just about anything you'll find on land!