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chubbypiggy July 11th, 2018 03:06 PM

Regal Princess - Gelato
 
Two years ago when I was on Royal Princess, I remember you can use 1 punch of the Coffee card to get gelato in the Gelato shop. Those of you who recently cruised the Regal Princess, do you know if their Gelato shop also accept Coffee card for their gelato purchase? If so, also only 1 punch? I will be on the Regal next month.

Thank you.

floridalover5623 July 11th, 2018 03:36 PM

It's been discontinued to use coffee card punches for gelato. :(

chubbypiggy July 11th, 2018 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by floridalover5623 (Post 56508318)
It's been discontinued to use coffee card punches for gelato. :(

Thank you.

wheezedr July 11th, 2018 05:33 PM

By the way, what you got was ice cream. Gelato does not actually serve Gelato.

floridalover5623 July 11th, 2018 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by wheezedr (Post 56509246)
By the way, what you got was ice cream. Gelato does not actually serve Gelato.

Right. The stuff they pass off a gelato was poor by any gelato standards but it was good ice cream.
I prefer the free stuff in the dining room. :D

IECalCruiser July 12th, 2018 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by wheezedr (Post 56509246)
By the way, what you got was ice cream. Gelato does not actually serve Gelato.

The Gelato menu refers to hand crafted ice cream [emoji848]


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fishywood July 12th, 2018 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by IECalCruiser (Post 56512039)
The Gelato menu refers to hand crafted ice cream [emoji848]

Then it should not be called Gelato, which is a lot more different from ice cream than just whatever "hand crafted" means:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/...the-difference

Creaminess: Gelato is creamier, smoother and silkier, as well as denser and more elastic and fluid, than American ice cream.

Ingredients: While both gelato and ice cream contain cream, milk and sugar, authentic gelato uses more milk and less cream than ice cream and generally doesn’t use egg yolks, which are a common ingredient in ice cream.

Butterfat, air and flavor: Ice cream contains at least 10 percent butterfat and usually has between 14 and 25 percent. Meanwhile, Italian gelato includes only about 4 to 9 percent fat. Yet gelato also contains less air than American ice cream — that helps keep it dense, fluid and creamy. And having less butterfat to coat your palate allows the flavors to emerge more[.]

Temperature: Another flavor enhancer: Italian gelato is served about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than American ice cream, at about 7 to 12 degrees Fahrenheit, so your mouth is less numb and better able to taste it.

Serving style: Authentic Italian gelato isn’t scooped, it’s served with a spade. Dig it?

floridalover5623 July 12th, 2018 07:00 AM

Lets just say, that although it is a good ice cream, it's not like any gelato that people have experienced on land.
Princess stretches the meaning of the word a bit in order to sell it as premium. ;)

IECalCruiser July 12th, 2018 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by floridalover5623 (Post 56512736)
Lets just say, that although it is a good ice cream, it's not like any gelato that people have experienced on land.

Princess stretches the meaning of the word a bit in order to sell it as premium. ;)

Iím pretty sure it is the same stuff you get for free at lunch and dinner in the MDR.


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geoherb July 12th, 2018 08:54 AM

The change happened last December right before our cruise on the Royal. We were grandfathered in because we were there when a woman doing back-to-back cruises was there and arguing with the server. A manager relented to letting her and us use punches.

floridalover5623 July 12th, 2018 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by IECalCruiser (Post 56513227)
Iím pretty sure it is the same stuff you get for free at lunch and dinner in the MDR.


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It's very similar and the gelato IMO is certainly not worth what they charge.

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Originally Posted by geoherb (Post 56513356)
The change happened last December right before our cruise on the Royal. We were grandfathered in because we were there when a woman doing back-to-back cruises was there and arguing with the server. A manager relented to letting her and us use punches.

He did the same for me since it was just at that time when they were discontinuing the coffee punches for gelato.
Unfortunately it's ended from what I read. :(

Micah's Grandad July 12th, 2018 10:04 AM

We were able to buy it for one punch in beginning of June on Crown.

Cruise was the med and after having Gelato frequently in
Italian ports sure wasnt the same

floridalover5623 July 12th, 2018 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Micah's Grandad (Post 56513901)
We were able to buy it for one punch in beginning of June on Crown.

Cruise was the med and after having Gelato frequently in
Italian ports sure wasnt the same

Good to hear especially since the coffee punches are no good after leaving the ship lately.
That's about the last time I've read that any ship was still doing it.
It sounds like each ship is setting their own rules.

IECalCruiser July 12th, 2018 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Micah's Grandad (Post 56513901)
We were able to buy it for one punch in beginning of June on Crown.



Cruise was the med and after having Gelato frequently in

Italian ports sure wasnt the same

The Crown does not have a Gelato venue but has gelato at the International Cafe. Three scoops are $1.50 versus the three scoop sundae at Gelato which is $3.50. If you paid for a coffee card each punch cost you $2.38. Not a good deal unless you need to use up punches or lose them.


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Micah's Grandad July 12th, 2018 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by IECalCruiser (Post 56518024)
The Crown does not have a Gelato venue but has gelato at the International Cafe. Three scoops are $1.50 versus the three scoop sundae at Gelato which is $3.50. If you paid for a coffee card each punch cost you $2.38. Not a good deal unless you need to use up punches or lose them.


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DW and I shared the three scoops, neither of us wanted three so it was worth it for us


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