Aww, Pete. Hang on, and I'll run on up and make you some Grillades and grits or Eggs Sardou - a few beignets on the side?SOLD! But please excuse this northerner, who puts suger in his grits.
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Oooops, looks like we got moved. 2Ports will never see this now. Oh well.
1988 - Carnival Carnivale
1989 - Carnival Mardi Gras
1990 - Princess - Pacific Princess
1991 - RCCL - Song of Norway
2001 - Carnival Holiday
2002 - Carnival Holiday
2003 - Carnival Holiday
2004 - Carnival Holiday CTN
2004 - Carnival Sensation
2005 - Carnival Paradise
2006 - RCCL - Sovereign of the Seas
2006 - Carnival Conquest - Platinum!
2007 - Carnival Holiday
2007 - Carnival Paradise
2008 - Princess - Crown Princess
2009 - Carnival Fantasy
2009 - Princess - Alaska
OK...It was Commander's Palace. I worked with Emeril when he was there, and later w/the fantastic Jamie Shannon before he passed away. GREAT experience working for the Brennans.
In order to make this posting "cruise-related" ... It amazes me to read some of the thoughts of cruisers who think cruise food is 5-star. I thoroughly enjoy the dining room food, but I'd say maybe at the most, it's 3-star.
Haven't even been to N.O. (one of these days, though). I know a lot of the hard core foodie types like to dump on Emeril, but I like him enough. I dined at one of his places in Las Vegas last year (Emeril's Fish House at the MGM Grand). A group of 10 of use had the chef's table. 6 or 7 courses. a different wine with each. We had a grand time. It was very good.
I agree that the cruise food can be good, (they do a pretty fine job considering the circumstances) but it doesn't even come close to really good fine dining places on land. I'm willing to bet that most of the people who say it's "5 star" probably haven't been in a "5 star" or even something approaching "5 star".
NCL Star (Hawaii) 5/2003
I think 2ports might see.
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209 days at sea and counting...
Alaska - Ryndam 6/05
W. Caribbean - <STRIKE>Sensation 1/06</STRIKE> CANCELLED due to bad weather (Carnival's fault)
W. Caribbean - Holiday 4/06
Hawaii - Pride of Aloha 6/06
BWCAW - Spirit of Wegimind 7/06
Panama Canal - Coral Princess 10/06
W. Caribbean - <STRIKE>Sensation</STRIKE> Fantasy 1/07
E/W Caribbean B2B - Carnival Valor 1/08
Southern Carribean - Empress of the Seas 2/08
W/W Caribbean - Holiday 8/08 B2B
W. Caribbean - Carnival Legend 7/09
W. Caribbean - Fantasy 9/09
Southern Carribean Medley - Ruby Princess - 11/09
W. Caribbean - Elation 9/10
W. Caribbean - Elation 11/10 Platinum Baby!
Southern Carribean Medley - Emerald Princess - 1/11
W. Caribbean - Carnival Triumph 3/11
E/W Caribbean B2B - Freedom of the Seas 5/11
W. Caribbean - Elation 8/11
W. Caribbean - NCL Star 11/11
W. Caribbean - Carnival Conquest 1/12 Double Platinum!
W. Caribbean - Navigator of the Seas 1/13
W/W Caribbean B2B - Carnival Sunshine 1/14
Serenade of the Seas 1/15 Double Double Platinum!
Party Cruise to Nowhere - NCL Dawn 11/15
W. Caribbean - Elation 12/15
E/W/S Caribbean B2B - Carnival Dream 1/16 Composite Diamond!
W. Caribbean - Norwegian Dawn 1/17 The bar is open!
W. Caribbean - Norwegian Pearl 8/17
Sugar? I can't even imagine...
A good friend I used to work with here in Houston would mix grape jelly and crumbled sausage patties into her grits.
Magic October 2014 Halloween Cruise
Magic May 2012...my 50th BD cruise!
Conquest 7 Day E Caribbean October 2011, then Conquest 7 Day W Caribbean...unexpected Back to Back!!
Ecstasy 5 Day W Caribbean September 2010
Conquest E Caribbean May 2010
Ecstasy 4 Day W Caribbean April 2008
Conquest 7 Day W Caribbean October 2006
Conquest 7 Day W Caribbean November 2005