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About jas1178

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    St. Petersburg, FL
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  1. While it would be cool to run it like a typical restaurant, I'm not sure that is even possible in the ship dining rooms. They assembly line everything just to get thousands of meals out at a time. Even things like steaks are not cooked to order. So many of each temperature are available for pickup. The only cook to order is the food allergy/special dining needs.
  2. For me, and my family, we typically order additional items (app/entree/or dessert) typically to try something we wouldn't order if we were paying for it. Found some new favorites this way that I wouldn't have otherwise tried. Lobster night, I'll order two if they are small.. Thanks for this, I was denied the request early on with American Table (ironically on Vista & Horizon) so perhaps it was because the history wasn't there? I'll try again. This is EXACTLY one of the huge trademarks of cruising. My kids used to have servers bring out things to get them to tried. Funny thing was that when they brought it out and didn't tell them what it was, new favorites were found. I think its possible. Its an opportunity to monetize, so it wouldn't surprise me.
  3. Was this offered on the menu, or did you just ask your server for this and the request was accommodated? I'll be on Miracle next week, I would be overjoyed if that option has retuned.
  4. Prior to American Table the pasta dish was available as an appetizer size. That is no longer available.
  5. Wondered if any of the Carnival cruisers saw this article: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/3803/ "Holland America Line Tests 'Second Entree' Upcharge in Main Dining Room" ..."Over the years we have upgraded the menu, and we have experienced that guests occasionally order additional main courses they simply can't finish," a spokesperson for Holland America told Cruise Critic. "Holland America Line has made great efforts to reduce food waste and with this we can better determine if guests who order a second entree will truly enjoy it."... I am not trying to scare anyone or start any rumors. There is no indication that Carnival would do this. However, the wording rings very similar to the way other changes have been implemented before (such as staff served bacon, or the failed room service for a fee). This is a great tradition of cruising for us (trying something we wouldn't ordinarily try if we were paying) or enjoying that second tiny lobster of formal night on 6+ day cruises. Your thoughts?
  6. It is a ladder issue. We were able to get our steward to do it, and they shared one ladder over the sofa.
  7. Oh wow! :loudcry::loudcry::loudcry:Hate you came home to such a mess! Hope clean up is smooth. Take good care of you and your family. We'll be here waiting patiently when time permits.
  8. Hope you had a GREAT cruise! Please post fun times when you can. If its easier to email I can provide an address. Thanks in advance.
  9. No worries on the timeframe, really appreciate you saving them to share later.
  10. Huge Request - Could you save and/or post shots of the fun-times please? Going on this itinerary and trying to make some plans!
  11. We have a large group going on the Thanksgiving week. Hope you join the group :-)
  12. For the moment, the thread is correct. Dream Class and above is the NEW MENU, below still has the old. September 2018 begins the transformation of all of the older steakhouses :-(
  13. On this class of ship there are several types of Oceanview. 1. Regular Oceanview (Like a balcony cabin minus the balcony) 2. Deluxe Oceanview (Add Junior Tub w/ 2nd Washroom + Bigger) 3. Family Harbor Oceanview (Same as Deluxe Oceanview w/ Decorations & Lounge Access)
  14. In the old days of cruising (7 or 8 years ago), several ex pats were using this method to go spends months in Cozumel and Roatan. Its tougher now, but you would have to make arrangements with the cruise line.
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