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Fredrik

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About Fredrik

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Sverige
  • Interests
    Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Oceania, AmaWaterways, Azamara, Holland America, Silversea, Royal caribbean, Celebrity.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Galapagos

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  1. Our Silver cloud from Longyearbyen July 9th was just cancelled. Expected, but still a bummer...
  2. Marinetraffic shows Southampton so who knows at this point...
  3. Koningsdam 9nt 20th-29th April 2019. We stayed in a Vista Suite but decided to add Club Orange when it became available and we are so happy we did. A part from the priority boarding which was very helpful, I cannot really say that the other perks was of such a value BUT the entire restaurant experience both for breakfast and dinner was absolutely amazing so I will focus the review on that. The service is fast, really good, but also very relaxed. It really shows that the crew enjoy working at the place and overall it has a club feel. Loved the open seating with absolutely no wait time either at breakfast or dinner. It truly was a walk in and get service right away. Were got invited to Pinnacle on day 8 and it was so so. Service lacked and food was ok and we really missed Club orange. Chef keeping the kitchen absolute spot-less which is nice in an open kitchen environment For breakfast complimentary mimosas are served but we enjoyed the cappuccinos a bit more 😉 First night a glass of bubbly was served in the evening. The two high tops towards the open kitchen gives you an excellent view of what the chef is cooking up and we had some great conversations with the chef also. For the breakfast it's basically the breakfast menu served in the MDR, but the food felt fresher, warmer and it was nice seeing the food come directly from the chef a couple of feet away. The evening menu is the same as in the MDR with the exception of a wonderful MacNCheese and the daily special. The always steak/chicken/salmon is also prepared a la minute, and that is a big take away from this. Everything is served right off the grill/stove/whatever and it makes customization really easy. The best part is the daily special and for the 9nt it started with the Peruvian chicken (probably one of my all-time favorite dishes) and with new dishes for seven nights we started over on day 8 with the same Peruvian chicken so the order below is the order we received the dishes. I would highly recommend Club Orange and for the fortunate enough sailing in Neptune and Pinnacle this is a real enhancement to the dining experience. I would absolutely book it again and in the end I felt the 50USD upcharge was worth it. 7nt menu Peruvian chicken Braised short ribs mole Pork chop baby tomahawk Cream linguine with shrimp Scallops with grits Short ribs with polenta Coq au vin Chef and the Peruvian Chicken Braised short ribs mole Pork chop baby tomahawk Cream linguine with shrimp Scallops with grits Short ribs with polenta Coq au vin
  4. I have several cook books from his time with Royal Caribbean in my book case. Just google him and rccl and you will get many hits.
  5. Just reading about your crossing makes me even more excited to join the ship in Rome. Weather really looks so so for the next week to come, but who cares its vacation time!!! Enjoy the rest of the crossing and take good care of the ship ;)
  6. As previous cruiser stated I got the email. The only way to upgrade was to call HAL directly. The offer is not available online, but it went thru right after my call and the boarding passes now states priority checkin. The main reasons we opted to upgrade was the priority check in, the dine anytime concept and also the upgraded breakfast not having to scramble at the Lido or waiting in the MDR. I will get back with a review after the cruise.
  7. We’ve now booked CO for our NS cruise in March. We have a Vista suite but no suite perks nor are we 4/5 star members so it made perfect sense for us. Really looking forward to trying the open seating, with what I can expect reading this thread, absolutely no wait 😉 Will be back with a review.
  8. It would be nice to know what those two are 😉 Same same as the rest of the menu, or some special direction food wise...
  9. I can't find any menus for Club orange. Anyone been onboard and snapped a photo of any menus?
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