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Thanks, Laura!

 

If anyone has the roll-out schedule, that'd be great!

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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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"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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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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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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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.

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"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! :confused:

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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

 

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! ;)

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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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Beef brisket must be an 'American' thing, as I've never heard of it! :confused:

 

It's sooooo good!! Smoked meat. Yum.

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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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rare or med-rare? Nathan's franks are kosher like ny dogs.

 

 

AND they are original to NYC.

 

 

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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.

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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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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 do their homework. I never used to get a hot dog or hamburger because I hated standing in line while they cooked other people's orders before they even took my order. And I told them so in their surveys. Now, they take my order and I don't have to stand around. I can find a table, get my beverage, etc. I ate at the Dive Inn almost every day on the Maasdam and thoroughly enjoyed it. It never took more than ten minutes for my buzzer to go off. And the food tastes great.

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rare or med-rare? Nathan's franks are kosher like ny dogs.

 

YES, you can ask for something other than well done.

 

And you can also ask for a custom burger .... DH likes cheese, onions, mayo only. And although there is no space for customization on the order-taker's form, DH has gotten his burger of choice twice now.

 

HAL, if you're reading this: please consider modifying the order form to allow space for customization. It'd make the order-taker and chefs' jobs a lot easier.

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Just had a couple of delicious burgers on the Zuidy this past week. Cheese fries were delish, too. The hotdogs were nothing special but tasty. We never waited longer than a few minutes, even when there was a bit of a line. They were super efficient so they must be getting used to the system. And with the pager, you can enjoy the view and your drink while you wait.

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Headed for Zaandam in July and will look forward to trying it out.

 

 

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LOVED the Freestyle burger on our Westerdam cruise in April. My wife and I are both vegetarian and found these much better than the dry black bean burgers offered on the other ships. The fries with the Dive-In sauce were delicious!!! Enjoyed them around noon each day and do like the pager system. The wait was about 10 minutes. Big improvement! Sorry they didn't yet have them on the Zaandam Alaska cruise a couple of weeks ago.

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rare or med-rare? Nathan's franks are kosher like ny dogs.

I grew up on Nathans franks, if those are supposed to be, they sure didn't taste like it. Did not like the hot dog at all.

 

The burger they'll do however you like it, with whatever you want on (or not on) it.

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Beef brisket must be an 'American' thing, as I've never heard of it! :confused:

Yeah, but Americans don't know what pea meal is:D:D:D

I had the hot dog on the Maasdam, and it was far superior to the " old" version. The taco bar was still there, and still in use. What was missing was Pizza...

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DW and I very much enjoyed the Dive-In burgers, the fries and the sauce (which i'm going to try to replicate). Also liked the buzzer system which worked well, I don't understand why anybody would rather stand and wait.

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We are just back from our cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam. Hubby and I both loved this new addition. We both liked both the burgers and the hot dogs, and had them a few times, which we would not often do! The Freestyle (vegetarian) burger was also good - I tried that. And the buzzers were a plus so you could sit down with a drink while you waited. But trust me, the wait was not long at all. Four thumbs up.

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We enjoyed the Dive In onboard Zuiderdam last week. I sampled the Canon Ball, DW tried the Hot Dog, and Grandson ate the Portabella Mushroom burger. I enjoyed the my burger, although the bun was cold. DW enjoyed the dog. I tried a bite of the portabella mushroom burger and it was delish! We all liked the fries, didn't try the sauce. One thing to be aware of is that the Dive In closes prior to the Lido opening for dinner service. So, if a burger is your thing, stop by the Dive In prior to 5:30 PM!

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Anyone know if the Dive In is available on the Veendam yet? Boarding Saturday for a 14 day cruise and this sounds great.

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Anyone know if the Dive In is available on the Veendam yet? Boarding Saturday for a 14 day cruise and this sounds great.

 

It is. We enjoyed it a couple of times on our May 24 Canada/New England cruise.

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It is. We enjoyed it a couple of times on our May 24 Canada/New England cruise.

 

How was the cruise? Any tips for the ports? We leave Quebec City on Sunday on this cruise and then hit all the same ports on our way back. So anything we miss on our way to Boston we will catch on our way back to Quebec City:). Only wish we had more time in Boston:(

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It is. We enjoyed it a couple of times on our May 24 Canada/New England cruise.

 

and thanks for letting me know that Dive In is available on the Veendam.

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How was the cruise? Any tips for the ports? We leave Quebec City on Sunday on this cruise and then hit all the same ports on our way back. So anything we miss on our way to Boston we will catch on our way back to Quebec City:). Only wish we had more time in Boston:(

 

Overall, we enjoyed the trip, but we were, frankly, disappointed about some things that were important to us. I don't want to belabor the point, as I posted a trip report here: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=42942275#post42942275

 

If you'd like any specific information, feel free to email me at MrOZDelaware@gmail.com

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How was the cruise? Any tips for the ports? We leave Quebec City on Sunday on this cruise and then hit all the same ports on our way back. So anything we miss on our way to Boston we will catch on our way back to Quebec City:). Only wish we had more time in Boston:(

Two words... Lobster roll.

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Enjoyed the burgers on the Rotterdam last week. They were delicious. On my survey I did suggest to HAL they should look for a procedure to disinfect the pagers. People walk around with the pager in hand, and of course burgers tend to be eaten by hand. Did not feel very hygienic to me.

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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.

 

I'm with you. I am very particular about my dogs!!!

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