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Should we reserve (request) reservations before we board, not knowing when formal night etc is, or do we wait until we board? And the big question - is TK worth doing? There are so many mixed reviews!

 

 

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Our travel agent advised us to reserve before we boarded. And yes, it is worth doing---as it is a pleasant change of venue.

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Of course it’s worth trying if you haven’t tried it yet.

Why would you not try it?

 

 

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Don't like ribs, big plates of food in the middle of the table, wine in tumblers etc.

 

 

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I didn't have ribs in the TK Grill. There are a number of things on the menu (steak, fish, eggplant parmigiana, various specials) . I also don't remember wine being served in tumblers. Our wine was served in regular wine glasses in the Grill.

 

The side dishes were served family style, but the plates were not large.

 

I really don't think that your fears are well founded here.

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Don't like ribs, big plates of food in the middle of the table, wine in tumblers etc.

 

 

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What you’re describing here is the TK style as presented in The Colonnade. The Grill is located in the former Restaurant 2 and it is much different. Give it a try!

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We had a dismal time in the TK grill on Odyssey recently - however, do try it. Recommendations are:- try not to have one of the crushed up tables for 2 on the left hand side of the room. The Dover sole is apparently very good. The 'tableside preparation' of a Caesar salad did not work for me - possibly an inexperienced server, but it was mainly leaves and vinegary dressing. The vegetable dishes were good; the icecream dessert a very large standard dish you could have anywhere, others might be more interesting. We did not opt to try the grill again. I feel sure that at least the seating arrangements on the Encore are more spacious and comfortable.

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On our recent Odyssey cruise we dined at the TK Grill twice and enjoyed it very much. Both times we were supposed to be at a table for four, sharing, but the other couple failed to show up. As a result we had a very pleasant, large booth for two.

 

We found the New York Strip and the Dover Sole to be excellent. We also had the Caesar salad to be great, I suspect that could vary by server since it is prepared table side.

 

The chicken and rib dinners are served in the Collenade not the TK Grill.

 

As others have said, give it a try!

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On our recent Odyssey cruise we dined at the TK Grill twice and enjoyed it very much. Both times we were supposed to be at a table for four, sharing, but the other couple failed to show up. As a result we had a very pleasant, large booth for two.

 

We found the New York Strip and the Dover Sole to be excellent. We also had the Caesar salad to be great, I suspect that could vary by server since it is prepared table side.

 

The chicken and rib dinners are served in the Collenade not the TK Grill.

 

As others have said, give it a try!

 

 

Hello Steve and Maria

 

We are joining the Odyssey on the 11th November and I have reserved the TK Grill. I would like your advice please

"what is New York Strip"? I was hoping they were also preparing Lobster Thermidor but perhaps I am being too hopeful;

 

Thank you for your really helpful reviews on your voyage on Odyssey, it will be our first time with Seabourn and our first cruise.

 

Maureen and Jon

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We went to TK and had the worst meal of the cruise. The room was freezing, too. Lobster Thermidor is a classic dish for a reason but the superior Keller has to reimagine it as a lake of melted butter with the odd bit of frozen lobster. Consommé tasted like a stock cube.

 

Anyone who thinks a ship can replicate food in a New York restaurant or a French Laundry in California is mistaken. However, it might fool people unaccustomed to eating in 'fine dining' restaurants with two or more Michelin stars.

 

We thought TK on Seabourn was all about snobbery and branding. And pushing fancy wines.

 

We are on the Quest later this year and won't be dining there.

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Margbem,

Obviously when it comes to dining there is no one size fits all and you may or may not enjoy the TK Grill but it might be worth checking out.

 

I would like to clarify some of the misconceptions about the Grill and TK dining on Seabourn as people still have it all muddled up.

 

At present on Quest and Odyssey the former R2 Restaurant has been converted to IMHO opinion a lovely clubby elegant space that bears little resemblance to the dark and cramped restaurant that formerly occupied this space. The R2 on Sojourn is going to be converted to the Grill in December. And on Encore, while I have not been on it, from my understanding it is a slightly larger but similarly outfitted restaurant with the addition of a popular bar. See my pic of the Quest TK Grill

 

The Grill menu is not the ribs, tumblers etc. menu /environment- it is a formal venue with tablecloths and a menu that recalls a classic New York steakhouse. We actually PREFER it on formal nights as it is a quiet and lovely environment with good classic food and wonderful personal service.

 

The Colonnade is the venue that once or twice a week transforms into the casual restaurant serving American country favorites or as Keller puts it childhood classics that are served at his land based restaurant Ad Hoc. And it is not just ribs. I think the salads are outstanding as is the potted creamy cheesecake. And don’t get me started on the cheese course. People on this board may recall how I feel about the very special Humboldt Fog served at one of these dinners. I find these dinners, as they are served family style, are most fun to do with another couple or two. And as to the tumblers, I always nicely ask for, and receive, a proper wine glass.

 

The other TK dishes on Seabourn are found in the Restaurant and the Patio Grill. In the Restaurant there is periodically an insert in the regular menu with a handful of supplemental dishes based on Kellers flagship restaurant , the French Laundry. These dishes are more innovative in ingredient selection and preparation. Ironically these have been my least favorite Keller dishes on Seabourn even though I am a big fan of the French Laundry. I will say the dessert of the molten chocolate cake with passion fruit purée in the Center is delicious.

 

And finally now and then at the Patio Grill at lunch the TK hot dog (my suggestion is order it with out all of the relish etc. topping it) and the Napa burger (specially sourced beef) are offered. The meat of the hot dog is very good as is the burger.

 

And as a note, I have never (not on Seabourn nor at any other restaurant) seen a Caesar salad made with vinegar and find it hard to believe they use it in the table side prep. Classic Caesar uses lemon. As to it being all leaves, a Caesar salad is just romaine lettuce leaves — with a few anchovies and croutons added when served. As to an ice cream dessert , I highly recommend instead ordering the lovely light coconut cake.

 

The portions at the Grill are large so we usually have them skip the crudités with dip brought at the beginning of the meal. Also I’m afraid while we usually try to go easy on bread the classic Parker House rolls are irresistible. And we often share an entree- especially if we order a steak or the lovely roasted chicken. Ironically the Dover sole was my least favorite entree. We actually liked the Grill so much we would have dined there every other night had that been possible and the only disappointment of out July Alaska cruises on Sojourn was that the space has not yet been converted from the R2 to the Grill.

 

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Thanks everyone for all the comments and advice, especially Chairsin who has clarified the situation and choices! I will request the TK grill for one evening and we'll give it a try!

 

 

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Dare I add that my Caesar salad contained no anchovies, no croutons, and no discernible parmesan, which I always thought was part of the dish. The waitress serving it had, I feel sure, not done it before- she was a sweetie, but obviously nervous and should have been supervised. I did not have the Dover sole; someone at the very near next table said it was good. My lamb was correctly pink, but seemed to be covered with a completely uncooked breadcrumb/herb topping, which ruined it.

 

It does seem that TK is hit and miss- some dishes work apparently but some do not. We had his lobster dish in the dining room, quite some time ago, and it was served deliberately tepid, and was essentially soup with bits of unlovely lobster floating in it. Most people thought it was awful, and for this or some other reason it does not seem to be being served currently.

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Sailing on the Odyssey on 11/11.

Two questions:

1-does anyone have a copy of the TK menu?

2- Right now, it looks like we can make reservations any night of a the cruise. Are we limited to one night only? Its a 12 day itinerary. I’m assuming that TK isn’t as popular as SB had hoped. Deciding which night to choose depends (for us) more on what’s offered in the MDR. Is there any way to know in advance the menus for the MDR?

Thanks

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Steve,

Go to the Luxury Cruising thread and fine one from 7/24 started by Laura titled “the Grill by Thomas Keller on Seabourn Cruiseline (including menu)”. I don’t seem to be able to post the link. Anyway, you can find the fully menu there.

 

As to popularity all I can tell you is that on our Antarctica cruise there was always a waitlist to get into the Grill. As to how often you can go it varies by cruise length. I would make one reservation before you get on the ship and when you embark ask the F&B Manager how many visits you are allowed. And if you enjoy it and exceed your allotment you can always ask to be put on the wait list. Sometimes people cancel at the last minute and more than once the hostess came and found us in the Obs Bar to tell us there was an opening if we were interested.

 

 

 

 

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We were on the Quest and booked one TK dinner whilst we were having our embarkation lunch.

 

 

We enjoyed it for the experience and the food... theatre , presentation....the Dover Sole was especially good.

 

 

We were invited to go on a waitlist for another night, however we enjoyed the Restaurant particularly, and were spoilt for menu choice on each evening.

 

In my opinion each and every meal at all locations proved to be a great dining experienceon the Quest.

 

Greta.

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We just got off the Quest a few weeks ago and agree the food/service was exceptional. I like the bone in Veal, my wife the Lobster Thermidor. We actually enjoy the TK menus in the MDR and the family style in The Colonnade as well. We have not been to the French Laundry, but have been to Per Se in NY, so yes we are fans of TK.

When you cruise on the Encore be sure to eat at the TK Grill and get there early, the lounge is very nice. The have live piano music and nice whiskies/wine selection.

One thing I would like to see is a menu change at least once during a longer, 10+ days cruise. I know they only want you to go once, but almost every time we have eaten there it is not full. Just a thought. Cheers

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This was the exact same menu 2 weeks ago on Odyssey, however the mashed potatoes said "crème fraiche"

The NY Strip was very very good. Macaroni and Cheese was good, but salty. Tableside Caesar was ok.

Chocolate cake and lemon tarte were very good.

Note they do want you to buy expensive wines as the menu does not show included wines, but you may opt for the many choices of complimentary wines which are available.

The staff were extremely friendly, service excellent. It's just a steakhouse, like eating at the Palm.

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Currently on the Quest, where we are apparently going to remain in St. John New Brunswick for 3 (!) nights because of the weather. Ate at TK Grill the other night and felt the Caesar salad had too much dressing and everything else had too much butter - especially the sole. When I was on the Quest in January, the same items were not so over sauced/buttered and the sole was exquisite. We’re going back in a couple of days and will ask to have them use a more judicious hand when finishing the dishes. Linda

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I would like your advice please

 

 

"what is New York Strip"?

 

Maureen and Jon

 

Hello MandJ. I cannot see if anybody actually answered your question, so I shall seek to do so. Different cuts of meat - especially beef - have varying names between UK, America and elsewhere. My understanding of the strip steak, which is cut from the short loin (behind the ribs and towards the rear of the cow), is what we in UK call sirloin and the French call faux-filet. But American chefs and menus use sirloin to describe what we more normally think of as rump steak.

 

Hope that helps. You'll love it - but take care if you have a normal European-sized appetite you may well find the Keller Grill portions (especially the steaks and chops) rather large! On Quest this year, after our first experience, we tended to order a shared main course in most cases and found this perfectly adequate for our appetites.

 

They were still serving lobster in the grill - but, unfortunately, not Thermidor - more a kind of risotto.

 

Further point - if you have not yet found out about a $400 on board credit as first time Seabourners, check the thread at the top of this section.

 

I am sure you will love Seabourn - after 200 days we still do.

 

Best wishes

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We are now on Silver Whisper with 2 nights in Halifax. Expect to leave tomorrow for NY, arriving there Weds for Thurs morning disembarkation, missing Portland, Boston and Newport. And we missed Isles Madeleine due to swells.

 

Never mind!

 

Take care of Quest for us. We will be with her in Chile in Dec for the Antarctica cruise!

 

Happy and healthy sailing?

 

Ps- I will write a review of Whisper vs Seabourn’s OSQ ships soon.

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I would like your advice please

 

 

"what is New York Strip"?

 

Maureen and Jon

 

Hello MandJ. I cannot see if anybody actually answered your question, so I shall seek to do so. Different cuts of meat - especially beef - have varying names between UK, America and elsewhere. My understanding of the strip steak, which is cut from the short loin (behind the ribs and towards the rear of the cow), is what we in UK call sirloin and the French call faux-filet. But American chefs and menus use sirloin to describe what we more normally think of as rump steak.

 

Hope that helps. You'll love it - but take care if you have a normal European-sized appetite you may well find the Keller Grill portions (especially the steaks and chops) rather large! On Quest this year, after our first experience, we tended to order a shared main course in most cases and found this perfectly adequate for our appetites.

 

They were still serving lobster in the grill - but, unfortunately, not Thermidor - more a kind of risotto.

 

Further point - if you have not yet found out about a $400 on board credit as first time Seabourners, check the thread at the top of this section.

 

I am sure you will love Seabourn - after 200 days we still do.

 

Best wishes

 

I defer to your knowledge of cow anatomy and butchering, but can add a further detail: 'New York' strip means boneless. 'Kansas City' strip is on the bone. This isn't universal, and apparently in KC you will find strip steaks both with and without the bone, and here in NY we generally call the boneless version a 'shell steak' -- but elsewhere I believe the geographical terms are applied in this way as a shorthand. Anytime you see food with a geographic adjective, you can guess that the locals do not call it that [e.g. 'English muffins']

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From Wikipedia -- The strip steak is a cut of beefsteaks from the short loin from a cow. It consists of a muscle that does little work, the longissimus, making the meat particularly tender; although not as tender as the nearby psoas major or tenderloin. Fat content of the strip is somewhere between the two cuts. Unlike the tenderloin, the longissimus is a sizable muscle, allowing it to be cut into larger portions.

According to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the steak is marketed under various names, including Ambassador Steak, Boneless Club Steak, Hotel-Style Steak, Kansas City Steak, New York Steak, and Veiny Steak.

In New Zealand and Australia, it is known as Porterhouse and Sirloin (striploin steak) and can be found in the Handbook of Australian Meat under codes 2140 to 2143.

In the UK and Ireland it is called sirloin.

In Canada, most meat purveyors refer to this cut as a strip loin; in French it is known as contre-filet.

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Ps- I will write a review of Whisper vs Seabourn’s OSQ ships soon.

 

Look forward to reading your review Markham. Enjoy your cruise.

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Look forward to reading your review Markham. Enjoy your cruise.

 

We saw your ship in Quebec. We also missed the Madelyn Islands as well as Bar Harbor and Salem and the Boston alternative. We are wondering if we’ll ever get to Charleston. We still haven’t left St. John, because the port is currently closed. You’ll probably pass us by on your way to NY, even though you are starting out further north...

 

To sort of get back on topic: Strip/shell/loin steak very good in the dining room last night. Looking forward to TK fried chicken night in the Colonnade tomorrow. What do people think of the clam bake?

 

Linda

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Re multiple reservations at TK..... we were offered reservations for almost every night except the last 3. Apparently passengers wait until the end to figure out they'd like to go. You can always check with the breakfast & lunch host on duty at Colonnade the day you wake up & think you'd like to give it a try. We all have an opinion on the quality/quantity of the food or if there are or aren't anchovies in the salad. The only opinion that matters is yours so give it a shot - not much to lose. Just remind the wine steward that you are happy with the included wines & you won't get the sales pitch. Now that we are back in the real world, I just wish those were our only major problems!

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Nowornever, You make such a good point. If only the details of a vacation days on a cruise ship were our only problems! How great would that be! Shortly after getting back home after our last cruise, we found ourselves wishing we were back on the ship! Yes, an evening at the TK Grill would be great!

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Perhaps we hesitated too long. It look like the grill was available every night of our cruise. Today, when I try to book, the only seating time available any night was 615. We generally prefer to eat later.

Right now, we have reservations for the second night of the cruise precisely so we can check out whether we’d want to return. Do you think it’s likely that later reservations might open up? (Our’s is the 12 night Caribbean cruise leaving 11/12).

Thanks

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Should anyone be interested (and I know it’s off topic), I just posted a review of Silversea’s Whisper on their board. It contrasts what I experienced with what I know of the Odyssey class (OSQ) ships.

 

Happy and healthy sailing!

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Should anyone be interested (and I know it’s off topic), I just posted a review of Silversea’s Whisper on their board. It contrasts what I experienced with what I know of the Odyssey class (OSQ) ships.

 

Happy and healthy sailing!

 

It's an excellent and balanced review. Kudos to Markham. We have about 500 days with Seabourn, love the Odyssey class ships, Seabourn Square, and the past passenger benefit program, but we find the food on SS to be better, love Pommery and Heidseck champagne, really like that the MDR is open for lunch on port days, and the lunch/dinner menus are better quality and have much more variety than Seabourn. We love the interactive TV system on Seabourn. SS's past passenger program is pretty good (free laundry after 100 days). All in all, both lines are very good, but we don't like the direction than Seabourn is taking and therefore SS is now our go to luxury cruise line (don't like Crystal - most cabins are way too small and ships are too large and we don't like Regent as their per diem costs are way too high due to "free" shore excursions as we much prefer exploring ports on our own).

 

At the end of the day, it's what you like that's important and we all have different likes and dislikes. Being on a cruise ship is far better than a day at work or for that matter being at at home.

 

Happy sailing to all!

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DCCruiser, Aside from more choice, how do you find the food on SS better than SB? We sailed on Silversea Shadow, but it has been some years. Back when we sailed, they had a wonderful spa option on the menu in the MDR--and I ordered it every night. I hear that there is no longer a spa option on the menu. I found the food on Seabourn's Encore to be good. I did note that the choices were not all that plentiful, but I was not disappointed. (After all, I was not cooking and everything tasted very good.)

 

My concern about going back to SS is that, from the reports I've read, it seems a bit staid. I'm not overly concerned about the dress code as it is easy to conform to that--but would I miss some of the other aspects on SB. Of course the Encore is the only SB ship I've sailed, but I did love the Observation Bar and the wonderful Thomas Keller Grill Bar. The entertainment was also plentiful and we enjoyed it when we attended. The Rock the Boat Party was great. I might miss these things.

 

In summary, the descriptions of Silversea make it sound very quiet and still. Not that Seabourn is rollicking, but it did seem to have some life.

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DCCruiser, Aside from more choice, how do you find the food on SS better than SB? We sailed on Silversea Shadow, but it has been some years. Back when we sailed, they had a wonderful spa option on the menu in the MDR--and I ordered it every night. I hear that there is no longer a spa option on the menu. I found the food on Seabourn's Encore to be good. I did note that the choices were not all that plentiful, but I was not disappointed. (After all, I was not cooking and everything tasted very good.)

 

My concern about going back to SS is that, from the reports I've read, it seems a bit staid. I'm not overly concerned about the dress code as it is easy to conform to that--but would I miss some of the other aspects on SB. Of course the Encore is the only SB ship I've sailed, but I did love the Observation Bar and the wonderful Thomas Keller Grill Bar. The entertainment was also plentiful and we enjoyed it when we attended. The Rock the Boat Party was great. I might miss these things.

 

In summary, the descriptions of Silversea make it sound very quiet and still. Not that Seabourn is rollicking, but it did seem to have some life.

 

We love the SS dress code and hate Seabourn's dress code. The fact that Seabourn closes the MDR for lunch during port days is very disappointing. We like to get off the ship 9 AM and walk around to explore the port and then come back to have a nice lunch in the MDR - can't do this on Seabourn. Also, during sea days, the MDR on SS has a great menu with lots of variety whereas Seabourn has reduced the number of items to the point it's like OK if you want us to have the MDR open for lunch on sea days, we are limiting it so you will not longer go and we can close it down. Also, SS will make fresh pasta in La Terrazza for lunch (and dinner). We also find that SS has many more items on the dinner menu than Seabourn does. Lastly, although we have not been on the Encore, we did not like the TK selections on the MDR menu (often the items we no longer available as we dine late) and we have no desire to dine "familty" style in the Colonnade on TK nights.

 

That said both lines are very good, bur Seabourn Square, the Observation Lounge, the interactive TV system, and the past passenger program are way better. However, SS offers free laundry after 100 days along with a 5% discount, and given that they are a privately owned company they have much more latitude than a publically traded company., A prime example is the complimentary wines - SS has a dedicated wine ambassador who buys quite of bit of local European wines from small vineyards vis-a-vis Seabourn's corporate (i.e., Carnival) IDIQ contracts.

 

Lastly, we find that SS does a better job and has more flexibility with buying local products, especially, fresh fish. Just our opinion. It's all good and both lines are better than being home doing your laundry, cleaning your house, fixing your meals, and making your own drinks.

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Thank you DCCruiser. I totally agree with you on the MDR being the place we would like to have lunch at least PART of the time! I did enjoy lunch on the patio outside of The Colonnade on the Encore. It was extremely pleasant--and with a better menu, I would prefer that to the dining room.

 

We never went to the Colonnade on TK family nights--so I never saw what that was like. We were eating in the MDR. We either had our breakfast in the MDR or Room Service, so I never saw the buffet breakfast in the Colonnade either. We did enjoy one dinner on the pool deck patio. It was beef short ribs--and was quite good.

 

I WAS surprised on embarkation day to see how casually passengers were dressed for the Encore. And the same sort of dress did persist throughout the cruise. I do believe that people were dressed appropriately in the MDR for dinner. I did not notice others in the evening. I'll have to pay more attention next time.

 

I agree with you about the local wines being a better choice than contract wines.

 

Thank you for your explanations. We will probably take another SS cruise in the future so that we can make our own comparisons. However, I don't think it will be the Silver Muse as their dining situation seems a bit chaotic.

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I would like your advice please

 

 

"what is New York Strip"?

 

Maureen and Jon

 

Hello MandJ. I cannot see if anybody actually answered your question, so I shall seek to do so. Different cuts of meat - especially beef - have varying names between UK, America and elsewhere. My understanding of the strip steak, which is cut from the short loin (behind the ribs and towards the rear of the cow), is what we in UK call sirloin and the French call faux-filet. But American chefs and menus use sirloin to describe what we more normally think of as rump steak.

 

Hope that helps. You'll love it - but take care if you have a normal European-sized appetite you may well find the Keller Grill portions (especially the steaks and chops) rather large! On Quest this year, after our first experience, we tended to order a shared main course in most cases and found this perfectly adequate for our appetites.

 

They were still serving lobster in the grill - but, unfortunately, not Thermidor - more a kind of risotto.

 

Further point - if you have not yet found out about a $400 on board credit as first time Seabourners, check the thread at the top of this section.

 

I am sure you will love Seabourn - after 200 days we still do.

 

Best wishes

 

Thank you so much for this clear response! Thank you, yes a kind person has organised the onboard credit for us, we are very lucky all round.

 

We are sailing on the 12th November and we are so looking forward to the cruise.

 

Maureen and Jon

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I’m sitting on Carambola Beach, St. Kitt’s right now on Odyssey’s “Caviar in the Surf” day. I just ate a wonderful lunch (salads, grilled lobster, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, desserts, ice creams, etc.) and had a fabulous Thomas Keller Grill dinner last night. I had read less than stellar reviews about the lamb and steaks so we ordered the Dover sole that came with a delicious butter, lemon, caper, parsley sauce. For our appetizers we ordered a crab cake (I didn’t see or taste any filler in it) and clam chowder. Both were excellent. We both ordered the glazed carrots in a citrus butter sauce for an entree side dish and they were also very good although several carrots were too hard to easily stab with a fork. We tried four desserts and rank them in this order: dark choc. cake (you can really taste the “bitterness” of the dark chocolate after a second or two), coconut cake and lemon sorbet (very tart, as it should be) tied for second and the lemon meringue tart was average. It was our best meal so far on the ship by far. We want to go again for the exact same items. We were told to come by at 6 PM and we could probably be seated if we were out by 7:30. That wouldn’t be a problem at all for that delicious meal!! We didn’t have any of the cocktails but they sounded interesting on the menu and the bartender was making them very meticulously.

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I’m sitting on Carambola Beach, St. Kitt’s right now on Odyssey’s “Caviar in the Surf” day. I just ate a wonderful lunch (salads, grilled lobster, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, desserts, ice creams, etc.) and had a fabulous Thomas Keller Grill dinner last night. I had read less than stellar reviews about the lamb and steaks so we ordered the Dover sole that came with a delicious butter, lemon, caper, parsley sauce. For our appetizers we ordered a crab cake (I didn’t see or taste any filler in it) and clam chowder. Both were excellent. We both ordered the glazed carrots in a citrus butter sauce for an entree side dish and they were also very good although several carrots were too hard to easily stab with a fork. We tried four desserts and rank them in this order: dark choc. cake (you can really taste the “bitterness” of the dark chocolate after a second or two), coconut cake and lemon sorbet (very tart, as it should be) tied for second and the lemon meringue tart was average. It was our best meal so far on the ship by far. We want to go again for the exact same items. We were told to come by at 6 PM and we could probably be seated if we were out by 7:30. That wouldn’t be a problem at all for that delicious meal!! We didn’t have any of the cocktails but they sounded interesting on the menu and the bartender was making them very meticulously.

 

Is Carambola Beach a beach day like Labadee is?

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LadyVol1,

 

Your post about caviar in the surf day and the TK grill dinner have made me full of anticipation for our upcoming Quest, Sojourn and Odyssey cruises. There is no other line that I know of that delivers the warm hospitality and excitement that Seabourn does!

 

We are on Quest soon for the Christmas Antarctica cruise with our 12 friends. No doubt in my mind that Seabourn will tee up caviar and TK and everything else - so as to merit the “trip of a lifetime” boast. In fact, one couple in our gang was on the same cruise 2 years ago. Another couple we saw last week in NYC is going in Dec., 2018 with other friends who can now spare the time away from the holiday at home tradition.

 

Thanks for the lift today which your message gives me!

 

Happy and healthy cruising!

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Is Carambola Beach a beach day like Labadee is?

 

 

The 12-day itinerary I’m on right now doesn’t include Labadee so I can’t help you.

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