Frank Del Rio made a reference to spuds while affirming that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings will never lower prices to boost ticket sales as it claws its way back from the pandemic.

He said the New York-listed company has never done that, pointing out that other cruise providers that did so during the 2008 Great Recession have yet to regain the booking yields they enjoyed before the downturn.

“We were shut down for 18 months or so, and the recovery is not instant mashed potatoes because we’re here for the long run and our disciplined pricing strategy is proof of that,” the chief executive told analysts on Tuesday during a second-quarter earnings call.