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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:19 PM
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I just posted a couple of Vista Dining Room menus, including the two formal nights. Click the link below to see them. Full review coming soon (including food pics!) but for the most part I enjoyed the food, but there were a couple of "misses" and nothing that was really a HUGE HIT with me. Let's just say I didn't gain any weight and I certainly wasn't trying not to
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Nathan, those are so great I was surprised to see the Surf and Turf to be on the night of the Captain's Reception for Monday night rather than the Farewell dinner on Friday night.
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Fabulous pic of your mom and you -- can't wait to see the rest!
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Sakedad ... glad you had a nice time. I'm sure your mother was very surprised with the suite. Can't wait until you post more.

Also, in a way can you post the Daily Programs if you haven't discarded them yet? That would be fantastic!
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Could someone please post the links to the menus? I do not see them.

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Dan, Just go to the first line under Sakedad's signature, the one that says, Noordam cruise, and click on there. The menu is the first picture. Click on it to make it larger.
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Nathan, those are so great I was surprised to see the Surf and Turf to be on the night of the Captain's Reception for Monday night rather than the Farewell dinner on Friday night.
Surf/Turf was on the menu for Friday night.
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Surf/Turf was on the menu for Friday night.
Hammy, my mistake in looking at Nathans pictures I thought the second half one that listed the Surf and Turf was from the Captains Gala Dinner, dummy me, i have these menus memorized I should know better myself.

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Thanks for the pictures.......great.

I don't know if I did something wrong but I enlarged the menu to read it (and thought it a great menu BTW) but could only see for "Available Every Night" the choice of caesar salad. Was there a choice of salmon or chicken breast also available every night? I couldn't see if there was an additional line on the menu that I wasn't viewing.

I can't get over the wonderful photo of the whale's tail with kelp. Phenomenal photo.

Lovely picture of you and your Mom.

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Why do you suppose they have combined the appetizer, salad, soup courses on the menu? Hoping we'll order less?

If we order less, the costs are lower and the stewards have fewer trips to the kitchen. They get us in and out faster which is what they have to do for 'dine when you want'. Keep turning over the tables like in a regular land restaurant.

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I would think that many people would see those three categories lumped together and order less. For me, it would depend on the choices.
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Why do you suppose they have combined the appetizer, salad, soup courses on the menu? Hoping we'll order less?

If we order less, the costs are lower and the stewards have fewer trips to the kitchen. They get us in and out faster which is what they have to do for 'dine when you want'. Keep turning over the tables like in a regular land restaurant.

All of the above.
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Here I will print out the pictures of his menu of nathan does not mind.

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This one said it was menu one so it would be the first night.
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Why do you suppose they have combined the appetizer, salad, soup courses on the menu? Hoping we'll order less?

If we order less, the costs are lower and the stewards have fewer trips to the kitchen. They get us in and out faster which is what they have to do for 'dine when you want'. Keep turning over the tables like in a regular land restaurant.

In my experience, dinners last 2-2.5 hours. Back in the day when the majority of pax sat at 8-10 top tables, dinner was as much about socializing as it was eating and drinking. Every night there was a table of people eager to share their stories, pictures of their kids/dogs, laugh at each other's jokes and share the day and when the wine was flowing, time often did not matter, especially at late seating.

Regardless of where we are dining, more and more of us are choosing smaller tables and prefer to not dine with strangers. I am seeing a direct correlation between increased social isolation, at dinner, and an awareness of just how long it takes to have dinner. So many people do not seem to want to invest 2+ hours into dinner and I am thinking that cruise lines know this and are doing what they can to move it along. That it may help the bottom line too is also no coincidence.
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Sorry, I tried to make this right and goof

Here is the second hal of the Captain's Gala Dinner menu
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Thanks, Lisa.....

So where did the "Salmon Available Every Night" go?

This makes me pout!!!

I love being able to order salmon seeing as I hardly eat beef, most chicken dishes have cream and butter and fats I don't eat.

Now whatamIgonnado?

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Here is second half of Farewell Dinner

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1.RCI Monarch March 2002 W.Carib,2.HAL ZUIDM April 2003 East Carib,3.RCI Monarch December 2003 Mexico,4.HAL Oosterdam May 2004 Alaska,5.HAL Ryndam Nov 2004 Sea of Cortez,6.HAL MS Westerndam Mar 2005 W Carib,7. HAL Maasdam NE/Canada July 2005,8. HAL Oosterdam Oct 2005 Mex Riv,9.HAL Oosterdam Feb 2006 Mex Riv,10.HAL Ryndam May 2006 Alaska,11.HAL Veendam Sept 2006 Pacific Coastal,12.HAL Zaandam Nov 2006 10 day Mex. Riv,13.HAL Oosterdam 30th Anniversary March 2007 Mex.Riv,14.HAL Noordam Alaska June 2007,15.HAL Noordam Alaska Sept 2007, 16.HAL Oosterdam Dec 2007 Mex Riv, 17.HAL Oosterdam Feb 2008, 18. HAL Amsterdam Alaska June 2008 19. HAL Oosterdam Mexican Riviera October 2008 20. HAL Eurodam Eastern Caribbean Dec.2009 B2B with 21. HAL Eurodam Christmas Cruise Southern Caribbean Dec 2008 22. February 2009 HAL Oosterdam Yum Yum Man Worshippers II Mex Riv 23. April 2009 HAL Statendam Panama Canal East Cast Coast to West Coast. 24. HAL Westerdam Alaska June 2009 25. NCL Star Cruise To Nowhere Nov.2009 26. PCL Crown Princess W.Caribbean Jan. 2010 27. NCL Pearl Pacific Coastal April 2010 28. Celebrity Solstice Western Caribbean September 2010 29.RCI Mariner Mex Riv Nov 2010 30. HAL Nieuw Amsterdam Eastern Caribbean March 2011 31. HAL Westerdam Alaska May 2011 32.HAL Oosterdam Hawaii October 2011 33.HAL Westerdam So. Carib March 2012 34. HAL Zuiderdam Pac Coastal May 2012 35. HAL Zuiderdam Alaska May 2012 36. NCL Dawn W. Caribbean Nov. 2012 37. HAL Zuiderdam Pac Coastal May 2013 38. HAL Zuiderdam Alaska May 2013 39. HAL Veendam Mexico Dec 2013 40. NCL Jewel W Carib March 2014 [/size]
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Thanks, Lisa.....

So where did the "Salmon Available Every Night" go?

This makes me pout!!!

I love being able to order salmon seeing as I hardly eat beef, most chicken dishes have cream and butter and fats I don't eat.

Now whatamIgonnado?
Sail, that is exactly what I have thinking. that and didn't we read about how they were making a big deal about all the Wild Alaskan Fresh fish they were serving
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HAL
NCL Latitudes Tier Level: Gold
1.RCI Monarch March 2002 W.Carib,2.HAL ZUIDM April 2003 East Carib,3.RCI Monarch December 2003 Mexico,4.HAL Oosterdam May 2004 Alaska,5.HAL Ryndam Nov 2004 Sea of Cortez,6.HAL MS Westerndam Mar 2005 W Carib,7. HAL Maasdam NE/Canada July 2005,8. HAL Oosterdam Oct 2005 Mex Riv,9.HAL Oosterdam Feb 2006 Mex Riv,10.HAL Ryndam May 2006 Alaska,11.HAL Veendam Sept 2006 Pacific Coastal,12.HAL Zaandam Nov 2006 10 day Mex. Riv,13.HAL Oosterdam 30th Anniversary March 2007 Mex.Riv,14.HAL Noordam Alaska June 2007,15.HAL Noordam Alaska Sept 2007, 16.HAL Oosterdam Dec 2007 Mex Riv, 17.HAL Oosterdam Feb 2008, 18. HAL Amsterdam Alaska June 2008 19. HAL Oosterdam Mexican Riviera October 2008 20. HAL Eurodam Eastern Caribbean Dec.2009 B2B with 21. HAL Eurodam Christmas Cruise Southern Caribbean Dec 2008 22. February 2009 HAL Oosterdam Yum Yum Man Worshippers II Mex Riv 23. April 2009 HAL Statendam Panama Canal East Cast Coast to West Coast. 24. HAL Westerdam Alaska June 2009 25. NCL Star Cruise To Nowhere Nov.2009 26. PCL Crown Princess W.Caribbean Jan. 2010 27. NCL Pearl Pacific Coastal April 2010 28. Celebrity Solstice Western Caribbean September 2010 29.RCI Mariner Mex Riv Nov 2010 30. HAL Nieuw Amsterdam Eastern Caribbean March 2011 31. HAL Westerdam Alaska May 2011 32.HAL Oosterdam Hawaii October 2011 33.HAL Westerdam So. Carib March 2012 34. HAL Zuiderdam Pac Coastal May 2012 35. HAL Zuiderdam Alaska May 2012 36. NCL Dawn W. Caribbean Nov. 2012 37. HAL Zuiderdam Pac Coastal May 2013 38. HAL Zuiderdam Alaska May 2013 39. HAL Veendam Mexico Dec 2013 40. NCL Jewel W Carib March 2014 [/size]
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