Take it away, Fred . . .

//Take it away, Fred . . .

UK cruise line Fred Olsen is about to announce a new dining option, according to reports from the Seatrade Med convention in Cannes.
Passengers will be able to order a “takeaway” meal to eat in their cabins. During longer cruises – of 21 days or more – and only on sea days, there will be a choice of Thai, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, French, Mexican and English pub food, and orders will have to be placed by 2.00pm for delivery between 7.00 and 8.30 pm.
It actually sounds like what you and I – and a number of other cruise lines – would call “room service,” although Fred Olsen food and beverage manager Paul Mooney believes it goes way beyond that.
No mention yet of whether there will be a charge, though like the company’s recently-introduced “enhanced” afternoon tea, I imagine this is another money-making venture. I just hope that before they bring it in to operation in January, they come up with a better name than “Nights in with Fred,” which is the current choice.

By | 2010-12-04T08:23:00+00:00 4 December 2010|Cruise Food & Drink|0 Comments

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