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#21
Toronto, Canada
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Thats unfortunate that the food places are fee-only on the waterfront. Is it a flat rate cover charge or can you order a la carte? For example just an appetizer.


Also, I am having a debate about tHis with someone. Is it pronounced “EScape” or “EXcape”?
#22
Frozen Tundra
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Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by marktwothousand
Thats unfortunate that the food places are fee-only on the waterfront. Is it a flat rate cover charge or can you order a la carte? For example just an appetizer.


Also, I am having a debate about tHis with someone. Is it pronounced “EScape” or “EXcape”?


Some of the waterfront restaurants are a la care. You will need a reservation.

The word is Escape with an S. It’s pronounced escape, just like it’s spelled. There is no X sound.
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#23
SW Corner of CT
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Joined Aug 2017
Originally posted by sid_9169
If you have the drink package, you can drink on the waterfront at the 5 'oclock somewhere bar and the Cellars wine bar for no additional cost... All of the restaurants that have seating on the waterfront are "for fee" establishments.
Really ?....what a disappointment, probably need to fight for a seat, and we thought it was totally open to anyone with no fee
#24
Atlanta, GA
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Joined Apr 2014
You can use the seats on the waterfront during the day at your leisure. The restaurants don't open until 5:30 in the afternoon...
Originally posted by Beer Belly
Really ?....what a disappointment, probably need to fight for a seat, and we thought it was totally open to anyone with no fee
#25
NYC
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Originally posted by Beer Belly
Really ?....what a disappointment, probably need to fight for a seat, and we thought it was totally open to anyone with no fee
they should be tons of other seating options on the waterfront. the whole entire outside deck has chairs, tables and chairs and loungers if the ship is similar to the breakaway
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#27
chicago area
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Joined Apr 2007
Skip dessert in the main dining room and head up to the buffet for fresh made crepes. We did not discover this until the last night! Crepe station is located in the far aft of the cafe. Lots of choices for fillings and toppings. Trust me---don't miss it! Have Fun
#28
Wisconsin
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Joined Jan 2016
If you have a balcony, usb ports are right under the lights by the bed. no need for an outlet charger.

always go to the very back of the buffet for seats if you chose to eat there
#29
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The Manhattan MDR has good live dinner music and dancing. We had fun watching guests who chose to take a spin around the dance floor.
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#30
Florida
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Joined Jan 2015
Originally posted by barb65
Spend the extra $ for a Thermal Spa pass. You won't regret it. It's a place for total relaxation and quiet.
I agree. We went to the thermal spa every afternoon on the Escape. Nice quiet place to relax.
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#31
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Originally posted by toothfary7
Skip dessert in the main dining room and head up to the buffet for fresh made crepes. We did not discover this until the last night! Crepe station is located in the far aft of the cafe. Lots of choices for fillings and toppings. Trust me---don't miss it! Have Fun
Thanks! Never knew about the Crepes there! Will check that out for sure
#32
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Originally posted by weltek
The Manhattan MDR has good live dinner music and dancing. We had fun watching guests who chose to take a spin around the dance floor.
Thanks, the wife will love this!
#33
Ireland
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Joined Apr 2017
I highly recommend Howl at the Moon any night it's on, they allow standing if there's no seats left, and the crowd tends to come and go as it goes on for hours.
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#35
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Originally posted by eileeshb
I highly recommend Howl at the Moon any night it's on, they allow standing if there's no seats left, and the crowd tends to come and go as it goes on for hours.
Will definitely check it out, Thanks!
#36
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Originally posted by Beer Belly
Really ?....what a disappointment, probably need to fight for a seat, and we thought it was totally open to anyone with no fee


Tons of non- restaurant places to sit, and also bars where anyone can hang. You can always find a seat. And yes, some pay restaurants have seato grout there, too, and they will use those spaces in the evenings.
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#37
LWR, FL
281 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by marktwothousand
Do they make specialty Crêpes such as Crêpes Suzette or do you pretty much have to dress them yourself?
They make the crepes and stuff them with your selection(s). Then you can add any toppings they have set out for you to help yourself. I'd say a probable no to Crepes Suzette.
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#38
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Joined Nov 2017
Originally posted by shof515
they should be tons of other seating options on the waterfront. the whole entire outside deck has chairs, tables and chairs and loungers if the ship is similar to the breakaway
I spent a lot of time relaxing with my book during the day on the couches on the waterfront. Nice quiet spot away from the pool craziness.
#39
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Joined May 2005
Originally posted by marktwothousand
Do they make specialty Crêpes such as Crêpes Suzette or do you pretty much have to dress them yourself?
There is a selection of fillings such as various pie fillings, sometimes fresh melon, pineapple. Probably the most requested is Nutella with or without bananas. Whipped cream, chocolate and Carmel sauce are also available. It's not "do it yourself" - the chef takes your order and makes it right in front of you...and the many others waiting! And there are gummy bears and sprinkles a this location too. They will also make you a fresh waffle.

It's only open during dinner hours - closes at 9:30pm.
#40
Long Island NY
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Great information! Thank you for starting the thread, bbryan5.
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