And what about desserts?

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#41
Columbia, S.C.
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I have found on all my cruises, all lines, that the desserts in the buffet look a whole lot better than they taste. Occasionally have a good one. Sad.....and not sure why! I don't like to cook but do a better job with sweets!
#42
Maryland
898 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
It seems to me the desserts are missing SUGAR! I know sugar is expensive, but seriously, you cannot make any decent chocolate dessert without sugar!!!!!
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#43
760 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Originally posted by brian823
I suspect that the desserts in the specialty restaurants are pretty good. NCL VP Klaus Lugmaier should take notice.

Not IME. Friend and I each ordered different in Teppanyaki, Moderno and LeBistro. We agreed they were all below average. NCL could use some good pastry chefs!

The best dessert we had was the cheese plate in the MDR. It was average BUT it tasted like it looked; cheesy!
#44
Myrtle Beach, SC
59 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
[quote=anandaindonesia]
Hmmmm.... what is your recommendation for desserts at MDR?

Just returned from our 2nd NCL cruise (cause we liked it so much better than our previous cruise line) in under a year. My husband is very picky about what he eats (he's a connoisseur of plain, not fancy food) and loves NCL's NY Signature Cheesecake. On our 2nd cruise we also discovered the Raspberry Truffle cake. He ordered one of each on the nights we ate in the MDR (both were on the menu every night and neither are available on the buffet). There were 5 us us traveling together and we all loved those two desserts. My 24yo daughter also fell in love with the Bread Pudding.
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#45
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Joined Jan 2011
On Gem last May, we felt desserts were much better than a few years ago. It was our fourth NCL cruise. We liked it so much booked same for this May.
#46
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Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by bingo3
I have found on all my cruises, all lines, that the desserts in the buffet look a whole lot better than they taste. Occasionally have a good one. Sad.....and not sure why! I don't like to cook but do a better job with sweets!
I don't enjoy cooking either, and love when someone else does it for me. I love the good old fashioned Jello from the buffet, as well as ice cream.
#47
newberg, oregon
34 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by bingo3
I have found on all my cruises, all lines, that the desserts in the buffet look a whole lot better than they taste. Occasionally have a good one. Sad.....and not sure why! I don't like to cook but do a better job with sweets!

The only problem we had with desserts on NCL were the amount of weight
we put on during our stay.... Takes lot longer losing those pounds and
even longer getting ready for the next cruise...
#48
11,190 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Originally posted by GORDONCHICK
I usually skip desserts in the MDR (though a sherbet or sorbet have been known to call out to me), I'd rather wait a while, digest and get a custom made crepe up in the buffet. Last cruise, the lemon & blueberry was a favorite.
We do this a lot as well.
#49
troy, ny
976 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Originally posted by jjikids
On Gem last May, we felt desserts were much better than a few years ago. It was our fourth NCL cruise. We liked it so much booked same for this May.
We always find something. I heard that the Blue Lagoon has some good one. I am on the Gem for the 2nd time on 5/31. How about you?
#51
Connecticut
427 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
I love the banana bread and the crepes in the buffet. But also the chocolate fondue and creme brûlée at le bistro! Yummmmm


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#52
TN
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Joined Jan 2014
I have not been able to put my finger on it, but the last 5 cruises I have taken both Carnival and Disney lines. Many of the dessert offerings either tasted "off" , bland, institutional variety cheapness.

I mean how you make chocolate cake taste a chunk of bitter tree bark?

The unknown creamy goodness on the bottom of the Tiramisu was probably donated by a pod of sperm whales. This was this week on the Disney Magic. Yeah, ok mr miagi the chocolate sliver did look like a shark fin, buy yourself a new sand rake.

I hear all these pre-diabetic couch potatoes rave about how orgasmically delicious these assorted desserts are and I'd frankly like to know if they're taste buds have been fried from all the anti-depressants and bingo blotter ink they gargle with.

Fact is, my nine year old daughter makes better cake desserts with 3 year old passed expiration date Betty Crocker dry mix and her Easy-Bake oven. My labrador retriever would more likely lick his rear end than any dessert off their selections.

And they're all the same, there must be a Roach Coach or Sysco Robert-Orr facility that mass produces all of these little nasties.

Oh, and btw- both lines; the soft serve ice cream was heavily chalky and had hints of "wet dog". They chocolate in particular tasted of reconstituted generic style Ovaltine flavoring. Yukkkkk.


I would love to rub someone's face into a 1/2 gallon of ANY storebought brand of ice cream available.

I know of REMFS who were award meritorious bronze starz for serving slightly better ice cream to Infantry soldiers at FOB Bagram Afghanistan.

Gmafb
#53
NYC
223 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Originally posted by Leatherlungz
I have not been able to put my finger on it, but the last 5 cruises I have taken both Carnival and Disney lines. Many of the dessert offerings either tasted "off" , bland, institutional variety cheapness.

I mean how you make chocolate cake taste a chunk of bitter tree bark?

The unknown creamy goodness on the bottom of the Tiramisu was probably donated by a pod of sperm whales. This was this week on the Disney Magic. Yeah, ok mr miagi the chocolate sliver did look like a shark fin, buy yourself a new sand rake.

I hear all these pre-diabetic couch potatoes rave about how orgasmically delicious these assorted desserts are and I'd frankly like to know if they're taste buds have been fried from all the anti-depressants and bingo blotter ink they gargle with.

Fact is, my nine year old daughter makes better cake desserts with 3 year old passed expiration date Betty Crocker dry mix and her Easy-Bake oven. My labrador retriever would more likely lick his rear end than any dessert off their selections.

And they're all the same, there must be a Roach Coach or Sysco Robert-Orr facility that mass produces all of these little nasties.

Oh, and btw- both lines; the soft serve ice cream was heavily chalky and had hints of "wet dog". They chocolate in particular tasted of reconstituted generic style Ovaltine flavoring. Yukkkkk.


I would love to rub someone's face into a 1/2 gallon of ANY storebought brand of ice cream available.

I know of REMFS who were award meritorious bronze starz for serving slightly better ice cream to Infantry soldiers at FOB Bagram Afghanistan.

Gmafb
Sooooooo I guess you don't have a favorite dessert...
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#54
Western NY
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Joined Sep 2008
I wasn't overly crazy about most of the desserts on our Gem cruise in November but some were pretty good. I actually really liked the coconut souffle and the Tiramisu in both the Magenta MDR and La Cucina. There was also a Blueberry cheesecake at lunch one day that was pretty decent.
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#55
Switzerland
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Joined Apr 2013
I love the cheesecake. especially the strawberry topping. I always eat them with waffles for breakfast.
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#56
TN
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Joined Jan 2014
I could recruit any small town elementary school lunch lady (hairy mole, warts and Jack Elam glasses) and I'm sure she would put some if not most cruise ship dessert chefs TO SHAME!!!


give me a budget, a tv camera crew and an undercover boss scenario and I could prove this

these f-tards couldn't make a caramel pie, strawberry cheesecake, heathbar cake, hot nanner puddin, etc if their life depended on it. Obviously their job doesn't require them as such.

SMFH
#57
Utah
78 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
Just off the Sun a couple of weeks ago. In the MDR I am with all those that said the bread pudding. And don't worry, it is on the dessert menu every night. What not to have? Anything that says sugar free. They are awful.
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