The evening was different as this was the first dining in a Main Dining Room (MDR) on the Pearl. I went to Indigo. That night the main part of the dining room was closed for a rehearsal of the Murder Mystery Dinner which you could sign up for early in the cruise.

I was surprised to be informed that the Summer Palace (the other MDR) had a dress code. Indigo was casual dress, shorts, and Summer Palace was no shorts. That was the most I could get out of the staff person. She said that I was dressed appropriately for the Summer Palace; I had on a dress shirt and slacks.

The menu was limited. That was why this was my first night eating in the MDR because in the Garden Café, you have so many choices. What I found in Indigo was that if you order something that was not on the menu, they would attempt to accommodate you. I asked for a shrimp cocktail, not on the menu, and had asked about the specialty dish of the evening (I didn’t order it) and the waitress brought me the specialty plate in addition to the main dish that I ordered and a shrimp cocktail. I shared the specialty dish with my dinner partners.

It needs to be emphasized that the Main Dining Room is free, a part of your cruise cost. I met individuals who were so overwhelmed by the specialty restaurants, where you pay, that they also thought that you had to pay in the MDR. You only pay for alcohol and soda in the MDR. I met someone on the Norwegian Sky who had booked the specialty restaurants and found that there was no charge in the MDR and canceled his reservations.

Menu for the evening

Obviously the kids got to the menu

Table setting Indigo

Chicken Parmesan

Apple Pie with Ice Cream
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