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Boarded Saturday. So far the food - only in the Terrace - has been superb. I'll admit that I could see only eating there...but we won't 🙂 Tonight is Toscana.

 

Also our cabin steward is what I would call "perfunctory." Also although she quickly agreed that she would leave our towels unless they were on they floor, she didn't. I'm giving her a second chance 🙂

 

Boa viagen! 

Cath

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We just got back from the previous leg on Marina.....try the lobster tails and lamb chops at the grill.  Great.    Also at Polo the deconstructed lobster. They take it out of the shell for you. Could eat that every night happily.

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2 hours ago, clo said:

Boarded Saturday. So far the food - only in the Terrace - has been superb.

 

I'm on the Feb 12 sailing Rio to BA. Would love to hear more if you choose to come back on this thread to share your experiences 😊

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Hi Cath!

Glad your enjoying yourself and good to hear Terrace is wonderful! Hope Toscana

will be excellent. Thanks for taking a moment to chime in and have fun.

Denise😊

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10 minutes ago, Hoopster95 said:

 

I'm on the Feb 12 sailing Rio to BA. Would love to hear more if you choose to come back on this thread to share your experiences 😊

Being the over-communicater that I am 🙂 I definitely will.

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8 minutes ago, DeeniEncinitas said:

Hi Cath!

Glad your enjoying yourself and good to hear Terrace is wonderful! Hope Toscana

will be excellent. Thanks for taking a moment to chime in and have fun.

Denise😊

Toscana was very good. What I'd heard and it was true is that I could get small portions of dishes. So I had a lovely risotto and a veal piccata. More tomorrow. And the ship is stunning.

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2 hours ago, Mrs f. said:

We just got back from the previous leg on Marina.....try the lobster tails and lamb chops at the grill.  Great.    Also at Polo the deconstructed lobster. They take it out of the shell for you. Could eat that every night happily.

The lobster tail FAR exceeded my expectation. Can I get them in the GDR also?

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18 minutes ago, clo said:

Toscana was very good. What I'd heard and it was true is that I could get small portions of dishes. So I had a lovely risotto and a veal piccata. More tomorrow. And the ship is stunning.

I can’t wait for my experience in 3 months👍 So glad Toscana was right on and I bet it was a nice relaxing atmosphere too.

I bet your stateroom is wonderful and sleeping so well with their comfortable bed!

Take care Cath!

Denise😊

 

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27 minutes ago, clo said:

The lobster tail FAR exceeded my expectation. Can I get them in the GDR also?

Nope. Sorry.

 

Also try the lobster Mac and cheese side dish in Polo.

 

Also the appetizer sampler in Red Ginger.  Its on the very top of the page on the left side. For 2 or 4. Yummy

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Clo,

Sounds like your first impressions are positive - I hope it will continue to be so.

If you like lobster, try the lobster Thermidore at Jacques and lobster Pad Thai at Red Ginger.

For appetizers I like the crab salad at Jacques and the crab cakes & jumbo shrimp cocktail at Polo.

Enjoy!

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13 hours ago, clo said:

So I had a lovely risotto

Needed to check this AM. This risotto was to have lobster. I didn't see any and was told it was chopped very find. Looked this morning and the menu said "medallions." None. 

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The buffet hasn't been crowded nor was Toscano and I found out that the ship isn't "that full." Don't know what that means. 

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39 minutes ago, clo said:

The buffet hasn't been crowded nor was Toscano and I found out that the ship isn't "that full." Don't know what that means. 

Just talked with a staff member in the know and they have over 1000 out of over 1200 so that doesn't seem too bad. ?

 

She was on board for most of the noro-virus problem. She said the biggest problem was pax refusing to stay in quarantine for only two days. And she pardoned Bob but said the worst offenders were men!

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If you are accustomed to more main stream lines Oceania will feel less crowded simply due to the nature of more space per person. That's one of the things we like about it. 

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12 minutes ago, ORV said:

If you are accustomed to more main stream lines Oceania will feel less crowded simply due to the nature of more space per person. That's one of the things we like about it. 

The only cruises we've done in about 15 years were on ships with 400 and 100 🙂

 

But the buffet area is set up so well. "Triplicates" of all the areas except the few cooked to order things. And the two distinct dining areas. We expected to be impressed and we are.

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Is it alright to just post a whole bunch of food pix? (Yeah, I'm one of those people.)

 

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13 minutes ago, clo said:

Is it alright to just post a whole bunch of food pix? (Yeah, I'm one of those people.)

 

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Now that is great food porn my dear!

Thanks so much for STILL ON YOUR WONDERFUL CRUISE, taking the time to do this. Cath enjoy with your hubby👍
Denise😊

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17 minutes ago, DeeniEncinitas said:

Now that is great food porn my dear!

Thanks so much for STILL ON YOUR WONDERFUL CRUISE, taking the time to do this. Cath enjoy with your hubby👍
Denise😊

We're having a DIY sea day. This island really has nothing but beaches so a nice day to stay on board. Watching the movie "Yesterday."

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14 minutes ago, clo said:

We're having a DIY sea day. This island really has nothing but beaches so a nice day to stay on board. Watching the movie "Yesterday."

Good movie!! We’re going out to walk the beach and thought I would check in!

Glad it’s a DIY day for both of you!

Denise😊

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48 minutes ago, schmerl said:

Please label if you post any more food pictures! It all looks so good. 

Would I do that by posting one at a time?

Top to bottom

Steak and lobster at the buffet

Croissant (of course)

Bread basket

Risotto

Charcuterie (both from Toscana)

Shrimp wrapped in prosciutto (Toscana)

Veal al limone (")

Dover sole (")

Lunch from buffet

 

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25 minutes ago, Rob the Cruiser said:

@clo-  you're making me crazy! The food pictures are fantastic.

 

 

Thanks, buddy. Making myself hungry already.  Insane as it sounds we're on kinda/sorta day 4 and haven't eaten in the GDR yet! Tonight for more lobster!

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