Is there always a Mariners embarkation lunch?

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#42
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Mariner Embarkation Lunch is to very soon ( if not already on most of the ships) a thing of the past and ANYONE can go to the Main Dining Room for lunch not just Mariners So you have you choice where you want to dine upon Embarkation.
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I actually am happy to hear it. I have always felt anyone should be permitted to have lunch in MDR on Embarkation if they wish.

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Originally posted by LAFFNVEGAS
Mariner Embarkation Lunch is to very soon ( if not already on most of the ships) a thing of the past and ANYONE can go to the Main Dining Room for lunch not just Mariners So you have you choice where you want to dine upon Embarkation.
On our June 15th, Statendam cruise there was no embarkation lunch for Mariners, and the dining room was closed for a private party!! I think we
ended up at the dive in!
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Originally posted by pv girl
You can't always count on the dining room being opened on embarking. On my recent cruise, there was a special private luncheon being held for local officials and the Princess of Netherlands. This also delayed boarding by about an hour, but they served sandwiches and cold drinks in the waiting area. However, I received an invitation for a special mariner's reception in the Crow's Nest for 4-5pm - so this seemed like a substitute. Or a new tradition?

Still had the usual Mariner's luncheon on last sea day with tiles, set menu, etc.
Yes, I believe there was a Welcome Mariner's reception on our cruise on June 15, the dining room was closed for a private "something". there was a
Mariners luncheon later in the cruise, where we got our tiles!
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