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#21
Portsmouth UK
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A quick question to those onboard, according to Vessel Finder you are still in Zeebrugge at 0630 UTC this morning, I thought you should be in Amsterdam today. Just wondering if there is a problem ?
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#22
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Originally posted by ade1982

@little britain ... I'm sure I remember your name from one of the roll call threads I was on years ago
I recognise yours too!!! Just looked through your history and it seems we both did Harmony to Rotterdam and possibly Ovation from Southampton to Barcelona?
When are you on Preziosa?




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#23
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Originally posted by Arachnid
A quick question to those onboard, according to Vessel Finder you are still in Zeebrugge at 0630 UTC this morning, I thought you should be in Amsterdam today. Just wondering if there is a problem ?
Don't worry just found out Amsterdam cancelled due to a bad weather forecast, that's a real shame as Amsterdam is a great place to visit.
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#24
Bolton / Accrington, Lancashire, UK
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Not had much chance for replies, change of plans, left 2 hours late, then found we were staying in Zeebrugge for 2 days so no trip to Amsterdam due to the weather so we are told, heavy rain here today so no free trip to Brugge.
Will try answer questions as soon as possible.
There is also a Sweet sparkly wine Borgomolino.
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#25
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My first MSC cruise planned. Does breakfast buffet offer omelet station?
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#26
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Originally posted by 1cats1
My first MSC cruise planned. Does breakfast buffet offer omelet station?
The only MSC ship with an omelette station, to date, is Divina. There may very well be one installed on Seaside for the same reason there's one on Divina - to meet the US market demands.

PS ............ just read on another thread that there's an omelette station on Meraviglia. We were in YC so never did check out the buffet.

BTW - you can get omelettes to order in the MDR for breakfast.
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#27
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Will we be able to get a full English breakfast on the ship, sailing from Soton?

It's the only time of the year I get one!

Also we bought the cheaper drinks package, is it still only Heineken on draught?

@little britain ... yes, possibly the Ovation. We are on this one on the 4th Oct
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#28
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Originally posted by sidari
Not had much chance for replies, change of plans, left 2 hours late, then found we were staying in Zeebrugge for 2 days so no trip to Amsterdam due to the weather so we are told, heavy rain here today so no free trip to Brugge.
Will try answer questions as soon as possible.
There is also a Sweet sparkly wine Borgomolino.
Thanks, Dave. It looks like the same sparkling wines that were available on Meraviglia. From the bar menu:

Cuvée Extra Dry "Borgo Molino" and Cuvée Dolce (sweet) "Borgo Molino". Both on the basic all-inclusive package.

Sounds like the weather is being very unkind on your trip. Hope you're enjoying the onboard experience at least.
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#29
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Breakfast in the main dining room had one chef making omelettes to order. You could select what you wanted putting in. My daughter had one and thought it was very good.
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#30
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Originally posted by Skigirl97
Breakfast in the main dining room had one chef making omelettes to order. You could select what you wanted putting in. My daughter had one and thought it was very good.
Just to clarify .............. do you mean on Preziosa?
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#31
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Yes - the main restaurant Golden Lobster on deck 5 had an omelette station, you could order from the menu or select items from the buffet.
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#32
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Originally posted by Skigirl97
Yes - the main restaurant Golden Lobster on deck 5 had an omelette station, you could order from the menu or select items from the buffet.
Thanks, Skigirl! I don't remember seeing omelette stations in the MDR on other ships since they introduced the small buffets there. I'll be interested in seeing if they've introduced one on Magnifica in a couple of weeks. DH likes fresh-cooked omelettes and never orders them from the menu. An omelette station may pique his interest.
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#33
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The omelette station consisted of one chef with 2 cooking rings. I missed it but my daughter came back to the table with a very nice looking omelette, wish I had spotted it as would have gone for one myself. I think my daughter said the Fillings were ham, bacon, onion, peppers, mushrooms, cheese and maybe two or three other ingredients.
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#34
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Originally posted by Skigirl97
The omelette station consisted of one chef with 2 cooking rings. I missed it but my daughter came back to the table with a very nice looking omelette, wish I had spotted it as would have gone for one myself. I think my daughter said the Fillings were ham, bacon, onion, peppers, mushrooms, cheese and maybe two or three other ingredients.
Interesting to see MSC respond to what must have been a demand for this service.

Thanks, again, for sharing this!
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#35
Wirral, England
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I had a couple of nice pieces of omelette from the self service servery earlier week. I do not know how long they were there there, but we were in at a quieter time and they were just as good as any others I have ever eaten and I did not have to queue.

The one problem we had on Preziosa is that we went to the self service at 11.15 am one day to find that all the buffet serveries had closed at 11.00 am and would not be open until midday. Not so much as a biscuit or a croissant. We knew breakfast ended at 11.00 am, but had expected something to be available. The restaurant manager let a couple of the central serveries open about 10 minutes early for us.
#37
Howden, Tasmania
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Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by Skigirl97

Mini fridge in cabin with space to put bottles of water in etc. You could also empty the contents if needed more space and just put them back on last night. Cabin steward locked the mini bar/ fridge at 6pm on last night.
You can also ask your cabin steward to remove the contents on the first day We always have drinks package and refill it with the nice fruit juices at the breakfast buffet.
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#38
burton
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Joined Jul 2016
so im on Preziosa now- the ship is beautiful but its been a bit of a magical mystery tour; as Sidari said, leaving 2 hours late from Southampton due to people arriving back late from tours, to the extra day in Zeebrugge, to the curtailed Hamburg port due to the festival and now due to the France strike, no Le Havre so going to Rotterdam instead (although I'm happy with this one) - I'm enjoying myself but think the lack of communication over changes and poor organisation has let it down a bit - not the things they can't help i.e. strikes and weather,

Cant fault the beautiful rooms, and ive enjoyed the experience so far, and spending time with my family is priceless - but i think it still needs to find its identity a bit in my opinion (but then perhaps I'm just too british!) - btw food lets it down a little though sports bar is my favourite place to eat and drink by far!

just to add - on our second day in Zeebrugge we braved the early rain and walked to the train station and caught the train to Ghent - so glad we did! what a beautiful place! cost us 17 euros each, visited castles and churches and loved it a lot! we were also lucky that despite getting soaked on the way to the station (and getting lost) we dodged all the heavy rain and even had the sun come out!

We also loved the parade and fireworks tonight in Hamburg - great to be a part of it
#39
31 Posts
Joined Jan 2017
Originally posted by lisa12000
so im on Preziosa now- the ship is beautiful but its been a bit of a magical mystery tour; as Sidari said, leaving 2 hours late from Southampton due to people arriving back late from tours, to the extra day in Zeebrugge, to the curtailed Hamburg port due to the festival and now due to the France strike, no Le Havre so going to Rotterdam instead (although I'm happy with this one) - I'm enjoying myself but think the lack of communication over changes and poor organisation has let it down a bit - not the things they can't help i.e. strikes and weather,

Cant fault the beautiful rooms, and ive enjoyed the experience so far, and spending time with my family is priceless - but i think it still needs to find its identity a bit in my opinion (but then perhaps I'm just too british!) - btw food lets it down a little though sports bar is my favourite place to eat and drink by far!

just to add - on our second day in Zeebrugge we braved the early rain and walked to the train station and caught the train to Ghent - so glad we did! what a beautiful place! cost us 17 euros each, visited castles and churches and loved it a lot! we were also lucky that despite getting soaked on the way to the station (and getting lost) we dodged all the heavy rain and even had the sun come out!

We also loved the parade and fireworks tonight in Hamburg - great to be a part of it
Glad to hear you are having a lovely time. ☺ sounds like it's been an interesting change in itenary. Just a quick question, are you able to tell me if you have to pay extra for the food in the sports bar ? Thank you 😊

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#40
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Originally posted by lisa12000
so im on Preziosa now- the ship is beautiful but its been a bit of a magical mystery tour; as Sidari said, leaving 2 hours late from Southampton due to people arriving back late from tours, to the extra day in Zeebrugge, to the curtailed Hamburg port due to the festival and now due to the France strike, no Le Havre so going to Rotterdam instead (although I'm happy with this one) - I'm enjoying myself but think the lack of communication over changes and poor organisation has let it down a bit - not the things they can't help i.e. strikes and weather,

Cant fault the beautiful rooms, and ive enjoyed the experience so far, and spending time with my family is priceless - but i think it still needs to find its identity a bit in my opinion (but then perhaps I'm just too british!) - btw food lets it down a little though sports bar is my favourite place to eat and drink by far!

just to add - on our second day in Zeebrugge we braved the early rain and walked to the train station and caught the train to Ghent - so glad we did! what a beautiful place! cost us 17 euros each, visited castles and churches and loved it a lot! we were also lucky that despite getting soaked on the way to the station (and getting lost) we dodged all the heavy rain and even had the sun come out!

We also loved the parade and fireworks tonight in Hamburg - great to be a part of it
Sounds like you've taken the right approach and rolled with the changes to enjoy your trip. Lovely to read such positivity considering the run-around and uncertainties you must have experienced. Good on ya!!
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