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Old May 25th, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Those who have sailed in the recent past are probably already aware, but for those who have not or are not...


NCL has discontinued the Fresh Fruit Basket as the Welcome Aboard Gift for their Gold and Platinum Latitude members. This item has been replaced with an 8-piece Gold Ballotin box of assorted Godiva Chocolates.



The chocolates in the box (as pictured above) are:

Top Row, L-R

Almond Praline Raindrop
Roaster almond praline in milk chocolate
Milk Praline Heart
Our signature hazelnut praline in milk chocolate
Raspberry Ganache Twirl
Dark chocolate and raspberry-infused ganache in dark chocolate
Raspberry Star
Raspberry puree in white chocolate

Bottom Row, L-R

Dark Ganache Bliss
Dark chocolate ganache made with 72% chocolate
Dark Lion of Belgium
Butterscotch caramel in dark chocolate
Pecan Caramel Duet
Crunchy pecan-filled caramel over chocolate caramel enrobed in milk chocolate
Midnight Swirl
Dark chocolate ganache made with 85% chocolate


---So far, the change in gifts has been met with largely positive reviews.
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Old news. Been the case for awhile now.
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Godiva chocolate sounds like a much better "gift" to me. Thank you for posting.
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Very happy with this change. 23 days and counting!
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Good idea.

Sadly, that "fresh" food would just go to waste.

Like some of the daily stuff they deliver. Down the commode.
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Funny. These were waiting in our suite for us on the last cruise and I assumed they were a gift from our travel agent, since there was no note from anyone.

But this picture is the exact assortment we had, so it must have been from NCL. Looking forward to the next box!
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Funny. These were waiting in our suite for us on the last cruise and I assumed they were a gift from our travel agent, since there was no note from anyone.


But this picture is the exact assortment we had, so it must have been from NCL. Looking forward to the next box!
You know, I didn't know where they came from either. We boarded the Pearl on May 5 and got the box of chocolates, different assortment than what is pictured above. No note. I thought it was a Haven thing. I had no idea but now it makes sense. I'm Platinum.
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Excellent! Thanks for posting. Definitely not "old news" to me!
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Who cares where they come from - Chocolate, Yum!
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Very nice! Thanks for the update.
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That is news to me. Was expecting to watch the fruit turn color on our upcoming Dawn cruise. But the chocolate may not last the first day, much less the first hour lol.
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Yes-very yummy. Enjoyed them on my last two cruises.
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SeaShark....thanks so very much for posting this. I for one did not know this and my DH is very happy about getting Godiva chocolates i/o fruit.
I prefer the fruit but last few times we got so much fruit it was way too much.
This must be costing NCL a fortune!
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I've been using some of them as gifts for friends and family. It's been great. I've given away 4 boxes of much adored fine French chocolate so far thanks to NCL. It's a $15 gift for someone that you don't have to buy.

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I've been using some of them as gifts for friends and family. It's been great. I've given away 4 boxes of much adored fine French chocolate so far thanks to NCL. It's a $15 gift for someone that you don't have to buy.
Ours lasted 3 days then we used the empty box to put the nighttime mints from the pillows in which we did bring home and our kids ate them the first week we were home.
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I've been using some of them as gifts for friends and family. It's been great. I've given away 4 boxes of much adored fine French chocolate so far thanks to NCL. It's a $15 gift for someone that you don't have to buy.
French chocolate is not fine at all.
Godiva is Belgian chocolate
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They always give me an extra TP and I am a member of nothing!

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Those who have sailed in the recent past are probably already aware, but for those who have not or are not...


NCL has discontinued the Fresh Fruit Basket as the Welcome Aboard Gift for their Gold and Platinum Latitude members. This item has been replaced with an 8-piece Gold Ballotin box of assorted Godiva Chocolates.



The chocolates in the box (as pictured above) are:

Top Row, L-R

Almond Praline Raindrop
Roaster almond praline in milk chocolate
Milk Praline Heart
Our signature hazelnut praline in milk chocolate
Raspberry Ganache Twirl
Dark chocolate and raspberry-infused ganache in dark chocolate
Raspberry Star
Raspberry puree in white chocolate

Bottom Row, L-R

Dark Ganache Bliss
Dark chocolate ganache made with 72% chocolate
Dark Lion of Belgium
Butterscotch caramel in dark chocolate
Pecan Caramel Duet
Crunchy pecan-filled caramel over chocolate caramel enrobed in milk chocolate
Midnight Swirl
Dark chocolate ganache made with 85% chocolate


---So far, the change in gifts has been met with largely positive reviews.
this is fine with us. We usually only ate about 1/2 the fruit, some of it never really got ripe. If we don't eat the candy, which I am sure we will, it can be taken home. The fruit could not.
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Ours was a different assortment...box was square where this one looks oblong. Still very good. I thought it was part of our platinum package because it all came together but did not 'cotton on' to the fact that it replaced the fruit basket which, to be honest, I never even missed!

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