What should they replace Moderno's with?

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Poll: What type of restaurant should replace Moderno's?
Poll Results
What type of restaurant should replace Moderno's?

Asian
8
3.51%

Caribbean
8
3.51%

Mexican
87
38.16%

Southern barbecue
51
22.37%

Seafood
53
23.25%

Upscale hamburgers
17
7.46%

Gourmet buffet
14
6.14%

Celebrity chef
20
8.77%

Child-friendly family restaurant
3
1.32%

Land-based chain restaurant
3
1.32%

Nothing, use the space for something else
10
4.39%

Multiple Choice Poll.

Voters: 228.  You may not vote on this poll.

#81
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Originally posted by Huntingdon1701
Can we have an option to keep it? I like it, and certainly prefer it to those options listed. There's already an asian restaurant on most ships..
I agree. Why is this being posted? I would rather see La Bistro gone.
#82
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Originally posted by AndyCapn
By no means is this list exhaustive. Please feel free to add any other suggestions!
Middle -East or greek food
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#84
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on my first cruise in 2009, on the Gem, they had a Mexican restaurant that was very good, the service charge was 10 dollars and really don't know why they got rid of it but then again the Asian restaurant back then had more choices and better food. I am ok with Moderno, but i wish they would stop coming to your table every 5 minutes .
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#85
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Originally posted by newmexicoNita
What makes me think that would just not work. If one desires to eat healthy on a ship they can, but to have an entire restaurant, especially a sur charge one with only healthy food, was be a no winner for the cruise line.
You'd be surprised. There are more health conscious people than you think...just check out the gym.
#86
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Originally posted by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
Chik-Fil-A
You have got to be kidding me. A crappy fried chicken sandwich?? I vote for Food Republic.
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#88
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Originally posted by Oakman58
I too doubt they could produce good BBQ on a cruise ship. I’d bet it would be grilled meat dunked in BBQ sauce and then labeled BBQ. Real BBQ requires low heat and long cooking times which I doubt a cruise ship would want to be bothered with.
Real BBQ requires SMOKE.

That's something they try to keep to a minimum on ships at sea.

BBQ restaurant on a cruise ship would by definition be terrible.
#89
United States
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Joined Dec 2015
Originally posted by POA1
A Norwegian restaurant. It's like they're "Embarrassed To Be A Norwegian(TM)" We had some passable potato pancakes at breakfast for a few days, but no herring, no lutefisk. How hard would it be to whip up a proper cold board?

I was not a fan of the Moderno, but if they had some Norwegian reindeer meat on a stick...? Could have been a game changer. Pickled fish in a cream sauce? Perfection!
Lutefisk? I'm not a big fan of Moderno, but I'll take it any day over gelatinous whitefish soaked in lye.
#90
United States
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Joined Dec 2015
If NCL wants to make some serious bank, they should replace it with a McDonald's.

I'm not even kidding. Place would be completely packed every lunch/dinner. You know how many kids would want mommy and daddy to get them mcnuggets or whatever if they had the option?
#91
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why replace? I would prefer the la cucina or le bistro to go.
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#92
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Originally posted by MidnightOwl9
A nice Mexican restaurant like Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant in Texas


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Ninfa's is really good, I have to say that.
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#93
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Originally posted by Jana60
Replace it with Any resturant with a good lobster on the menu that's included on the dining oackage.

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Jana, there is no way any ship can or will have truly good Lobster at no extra charge, even upscale ones. I tried it twice on NCL, twice on Princess and on Celebrity. Good Lobster is just too pricey to offer really good quality. I guess many of us would love to see your suggestion come true but I doubt it will ever happen.
rbrugler: Le Bistro and Cagney's are the 2 favorite sur charge restaurants there are, neither is about to go anywhere.

April: yes, lots of people working out and also lots jogging in the mornings or walking which is great. But health conscious people is one thing but talking away white potatoes and breads, plus red meats only and veggies when anyone can do that on their own is a totally different thing.
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#94
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Originally posted by newmexicoNita
Jana, there is no way any ship can or will have truly good Lobster at no extra charge, even upscale ones. I tried it twice on NCL, twice on Princess and on Celebrity. Good Lobster is just too pricey to offer really good quality. I guess many of us would love to see your suggestion come true but I doubt it will ever happen.
I am going to have to politely disagree.

They can have perfectly good lobster on any ship.

Starkist and Chicken of the Sea Brands have a wonderful lobster in a can that can could be easily stored and served at a moments notice. These would definitely add a high level of elegance to every cruise line.

On a side note, as an added bonus, it also can be substituted as a wonderful cat food in a pinch
#95
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Originally posted by kirsty_r
why replace? I would prefer the la cucina or le bistro to go.
If they take away Le Bistro we have defenitely cruised on NCL for the last time!

With the prices they have right now we might never cruised with them again anyway but we hope for better prices in the future! As long as they charge much more for the Haven than MSC does for the Yacht Club we cruise with MSC instead.
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Originally posted by Maverick61
Don't change a thing - Moderno is great !!!
I fully agree
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#97
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Originally posted by sverigecruiser
If they take away Le Bistro we have defenitely cruised on NCL for the last time!

With the prices they have right now we might never cruised with them again anyway but we hope for better prices in the future! As long as they charge much more for the Haven than MSC does for the Yacht Club we cruise with MSC instead.
From what I have heard talking to people on MSC the lines are so very different it would be hard to compare them. For the most part I have heard MSC has beautiful ships but it pretty much stops there. People have complained about the service and the overall attitude is more like Costa. For those how like Costa that is great, for those who prefer the typical mass marketed lines, MSC doesn't work.
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#98
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Originally posted by luvtheships
A non smoking casino


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I’m pretty sure they are talking replacing a restaurant with a restaurant. But nice try lol.


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#99
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Originally posted by Chris J.
Was on the Getaway a few years ago and the seafood place they had was fantastic. Think it was called Ocean Blue? I would like to see that on more of their ships.



I would not suggest Indian food. there are already concerns about norovirus, etc. No need to exacerbate the potential of gastro-intestinal issues.


What does Indian food have to do with norovirus?


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replace it w/ something else. more fun activities please. i don't do specialty restaurants since i don't see much value added.
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