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Old November 5th, 2013, 06:55 PM
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I just read a review for the Constellation and the reviewer said that they learned from a kitchen tour that meat, fish, and poultry are brought on frozen and kept for up to 4 months before being thawed and cooked. Could this be true? I don't expect a premier line to use frozen food products but am I just being naive?
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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Should the chef shop at a farmers' market every morning instead?
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Yes,
They also have massive fridges (big enough to drive fork lifts around) to keep all the food refridgerated at a very constant temperature which helps preserve the food as well.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I would hope so! I would not want to be on day 7 or 10 or 14 with the meat/poultry that may have been brought on board fresh on day 1.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:42 PM
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I do not believe what you were told on the tour.

I am fairly certain they have a lower deck filled largely with chicken coups. I once made the mistake of entering a crew-only door when I was heading for a lower deck and saw the chicken feathers blowing in the air.

I have also heard very late at night what I believe is moo-ing coming from somewhere deep in the hold, so they almost certainly have cattle aboard.

I don't know about the fish, but it would be easy enough to lay nets behind the ship, also probably late at night.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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You didn't mention the greenhouse where they grow the vegetables! Or the orchard!
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Old November 5th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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meats thaw for three days, from frozen to ready to cook. fish is kept live, below the glass doors of the hull.

Fruits and veggies are fresh and if they run out they are brought aboard every port, they visit. so when you waste food it gets cooked and tossed to the sea, while other stuff saved till its ready to leave the ship.

take the kitchen tour, its very interesting,
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Ok everyone, I hear you all...lol. I guess I'd feel better if everything was brought on fresh and then frozen as needed....maybe that's what I meant.

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Doesn't the slugs that they call escargot come from the lawn?

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Doesn't the slugs that they call escargot come from the lawn?

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The snails used for escargot are raised free-range on a ranch in the Midwest. A couple of times a year the fully-grown ones are rounded up and herded to market. This takes a looooooooooooooong time. Or course, there's always the dangers of snail rustling or, if spooked by a whiff of garlic, a snail stampede. Not a pretty sight. They can run as far as a hundred feet in a week, leaving slime trails everywhere. Terrible slip hazard.

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Wink As Long as They are Not Frozen.

I'm not even gonna ask how they get the frogs legs.
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the snails used for escargot are raised free-range on a ranch in the midwest. A couple of times a year the fully-grown ones are rounded up and herded to market. This takes a looooooooooooooong time. Or course, there's always the dangers of snail rustling or, if spooked by a whiff of garlic, a snail stampede. Not a pretty sight. They can run as far as a hundred feet in a week, leaving slime trails everywhere. Terrible slip hazard.

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I'm not even gonna ask how they get the frogs legs.
Please...ask. I want to hear the answer to this one.
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OP, even the luxury lines use frozen supplies.
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Ok everyone, I hear you all...lol.
Hey, you took the kidding really well. I bet you would be a nice person to cruise with. Happy sailing.
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Most of the cruise lines that I have done the tour on say that

they bring on food at the beginning for that cruise then haul any left off at the end.

Each cruise has just the food onboard for that one, that way they know it is "fresh".
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I would hope so! I would not want to be on day 7 or 10 or 14 with the meat/poultry that may have been brought on board fresh on day 1.
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I do not believe what you were told on the tour.

I am fairly certain they have a lower deck filled largely with chicken coups. I once made the mistake of entering a crew-only door when I was heading for a lower deck and saw the chicken feathers blowing in the air.

I have also heard very late at night what I believe is moo-ing coming from somewhere deep in the hold, so they almost certainly have cattle aboard.

I don't know about the fish, but it would be easy enough to lay nets behind the ship, also probably late at night.
I thought this was too funny, and then I read this:

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The snails used for escargot are raised free-range on a ranch in the Midwest. A couple of times a year the fully-grown ones are rounded up and herded to market. This takes a looooooooooooooong time. Or course, there's always the dangers of snail rustling or, if spooked by a whiff of garlic, a snail stampede. Not a pretty sight. They can run as far as a hundred feet in a week, leaving slime trails everywhere. Terrible slip hazard.

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I always wondered when the lawn would be turned Into a greenhouse.
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