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#2
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Thanks, Laura!

If anyone has the roll-out schedule, that'd be great!
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"All American Barbecue"? Where is the BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork & Beef Brisket?
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Love a good burger and this sounds delish. I can only hope the Oosterdam has the Dive-In up and running come June 15th!
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Originally posted by Lockport Bob
"All American Barbecue"? Where is the BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork & Beef Brisket?
THANK YOU!!

I love burgers and hot dogs, but cooking them out on a grill is NOT a barbeque. It is a cook-out.
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That chicken sandwich sounds amazing!

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I enjoyed the Cannonball on the Westerdam last week. Default is well done but the posted menu has been edited and states you can ask for another degree of doneness. Liked the *pager* system so you don't have to stand there waiting.
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with this new system the way they have it set up you place your order then wait and wait and wait and wait.. at least with the old system there was a line you could see how many people were in front of you...and you knew how long it would be.. now it could be way too long.. at least for me.. my take... it stinx.. maybe HAL should do their homework before starting something like this..gimme back my old burger..pizza..taco grill ..it was way better
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Looking forward to Reports on that.
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#10
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Originally posted by Stakeout
with this new system the way they have it set up you place your order then wait and wait and wait and wait.. at least with the old system there was a line you could see how many people were in front of you...and you knew how long it would be.. now it could be way too long.. at least for me.. my take... it stinx.. maybe HAL should do their homework before starting something like this..gimme back my old burger..pizza..taco grill ..it was way better
I think HAL did their homework. The old burger doesn't even compare to the new burgers. Not the dried out burger on a hamburger bun any more. The Cannonball features Gouda cheese on a toasted brioche bun.

We had about ten in front of us and our pager went off in about 9-10 minutes. HAL certainly DID do their homework. I saw no one at the taco bar the times I was there. I usually frequent that venue, but not with the Dive being a few feet away.
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#11
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They had this on board the Nieuw Amsterdam a few weeks ago. It really served a fantastic burger comparable to one you'd get at a true burger shack on land. Really enjoyed it.
#12
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Originally posted by Lockport Bob
"All American Barbecue"? Where is the BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork & Beef Brisket?
Beef brisket must be an 'American' thing, as I've never heard of it!
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Originally posted by Stakeout
with this new system the way they have it set up you place your order then wait and wait and wait and wait.. at least with the old system there was a line you could see how many people were in front of you...and you knew how long it would be.. now it could be way too long.. at least for me.. my take... it stinx.. maybe HAL should do their homework before starting something like this..gimme back my old burger..pizza..taco grill ..it was way better
I don't think that 'Dive-In' will work for me! I'd rather have a more efficient service for lunch & therefor will continue to have a (healthier) lunch in the Lido!
#14
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I had this on the Noordam, soaked in the hot tub while I waited for the page to go off. I think the pager is a good system.

I liked the burger, but I didn't like the hot dog. Maybe I'm too spoiled by NY Kosher hot dogs.
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#15
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Originally posted by GeriatricNurse
Beef brisket must be an 'American' thing, as I've never heard of it!
It's sooooo good!! Smoked meat. Yum.
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#16
Coastal South Carolina
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IMO, the burgers are better than they were pre-Dive In. BUT the system needs tweaking. On our day in Kodiak, we returned to the ship around 2:30PM after the Lido had closed for lunch. Dive In was the only game in town, except Room Service. We waited 40 minutes for a hot dog. An elderly couple next to us waited nearly 50 minutes for their two hot dogs .... the gentleman was so hungry he began shaking.

We discussed this with the Neptune Concierge and were approached by the Lido/Canaletto Manager, who was interested and apologetic. We haven't been back so it remains to be seen if improvement has been made.

My two cents is that on port days when Dive In is the only late lunch option, HAL needs to ramp up the service.
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#19
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Dive-In is on the Volendam and was working great.

I got the Chicken sandwich, and it *was* really good.

The fries, however, tasted frozen. The "dive-in" sauce was sort of like a glue type substance.
#20
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Originally posted by AlohaPride
It's sooooo good!! Smoked meat. Yum.
Not all beef brisket is smoked in Canada. It is widely used in Asian cooking in Vancouver and is really slowly braised beef brisket not smoked meat as you would find in Montreal and Toronto.
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