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  1. Congratulations!


    My wife and I were onboard with you for this trip.


    Our biggest complaint was the sheer amount of rude people in the ship. I don't think that I've ever been on a cruise with so many impolite people.


    We actually found Taste to have better service than Manhattan. I rarely eat in the MDR, so it was a non-issue for me. I also have to agree with you about the "lounge singer" acts in the dining room. There was one day on the pool deck that the Manhattan band played, and the singer fell flat with his story telling and shtick. He talked more than they played.

  2. Why so much Indian food? Have you looked where a fair percentage of the F&B BOH (Back of House) staff are from? When tasked with coming up with a daily special, they are going to draw on where they are from. There are a lot of Indian and Bangladeshi in the Food and Beverage department, especially in the kitchens.


    Also, note there there are a lot of Filipino staff in the FOH (Front of House) areas. There are many schools in the Philippines dedicated to teaching waiters and bartenders.


    The cruise lines get well-trained but very cheap labor (by Western standards.) The employees send most of their money home. Not a lot different than many US restaurants with foreign-born labor in their kitchens.

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