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Old 06-12-2011, 05:43 AM   #121
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Hi Linda!

Great update

Animator's Palate sounds wonderful - especially with the walls 'coming to life'!

Don't worry about lack of photos - we just have to use our imaginations!

I know what you mean - sometimes it just feels wrong to take photos. I would feel the same if we were sitting with other people.

How fab you had a mickey bar as your dessert! What a great suggestion!

How many servers did you have? It must be very reassuring having the same great servers every night.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:14 AM   #122
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Another great update! Don't worry about the lack of photos - I would probably feel the same way while dining with other people. I love that you got a Mickey Bar for dessert. That's always a good decision!
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:09 PM   #123
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Great review, Linda, even without photos!

Tablemates can be hit or miss. On our first cruise last year we had "Mr. Know it all" at our table, cruise no two last summer had a DISer at our table and we made instant friends!

Your descriptions of the food sound yummy - I cannot wait to try the restaurants myself.
And for ordering a Mickey bar - they are always delish!

Can't wait for more!
Oh Karin you will have a blast on The Dream
I hope you get another set of good table mates

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Hi Linda!

Great update

Animator's Palate sounds wonderful - especially with the walls 'coming to life'!

Don't worry about lack of photos - we just have to use our imaginations!

I know what you mean - sometimes it just feels wrong to take photos. I would feel the same if we were sitting with other people.

How fab you had a mickey bar as your dessert! What a great suggestion!

How many servers did you have? It must be very reassuring having the same great servers every night.
Hi Shari
Boo to the rain in England today
We had three servers each evening but it's really just the Head Server and his Assistant that you really get to know
We had great fun with them on the last night when it was just the two of us

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Another great update! Don't worry about the lack of photos - I would probably feel the same way while dining with other people. I love that you got a Mickey Bar for dessert. That's always a good decision!
You can never go wrong with a Mickey Bar, and it was a posh one, it was seved in a bowl with a spoon
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:29 PM   #124
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Love the reviews of the food on the cruise! What a great experience!

Yay on sailing off with drinks in hand - as you said it would be rude not to!

Also glad to read that you were happy with the rotation of dining. The second review sounds enjoyable even without photos - love the Mickey bar ending!

Eek at the awful weather we have been getting - hate it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:00 PM   #125
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #126
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I'm loving your reviews!! And I'm getting so thirsty looking at the drink photos. I'm going to WDW in August with my sister(without my daughter for the first time!) and we plan to drink around the world - your photos have definitely given me some good ideas! And in January, I will be taking my daughter on the Dream for a 3 night cruise as well so thank you so much for your cruise dining reviews as well. I'm even more excited now (if that's possible!).

My sis and I will be staying at WL in August and I'm so glad to hear about the waffle menu and the good food at Whispering Canyon. Our first visit to Le Cellier was amazing and now I'm getting nervous after reading some of the reviews lately. Maybe one of those drinks that you had will help! Looking forward to hearing more!
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #127
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Totally understand about the photos! We went on a Carnival cruise and they now have a "Your Time" dining option, which basically means you can go whenever you want and you don't have designated dinner times. It was nice because they had a lot of two person tables, so we never shared with anyone for dinner! But your descriptions of the food sound so delicious!
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:59 AM   #128
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Love the reviews of the food on the cruise! What a great experience!

Yay on sailing off with drinks in hand - as you said it would be rude not to!

Also glad to read that you were happy with the rotation of dining. The second review sounds enjoyable even without photos - love the Mickey bar ending!

Eek at the awful weather we have been getting - hate it.
Oh for a little Florida sunshine eh?

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I'm loving your reviews!! And I'm getting so thirsty looking at the drink photos. I'm going to WDW in August with my sister(without my daughter for the first time!) and we plan to drink around the world - your photos have definitely given me some good ideas! And in January, I will be taking my daughter on the Dream for a 3 night cruise as well so thank you so much for your cruise dining reviews as well. I'm even more excited now (if that's possible!).

My sis and I will be staying at WL in August and I'm so glad to hear about the waffle menu and the good food at Whispering Canyon. Our first visit to Le Cellier was amazing and now I'm getting nervous after reading some of the reviews lately. Maybe one of those drinks that you had will help! Looking forward to hearing more!
I can't say enough good things about WL, we loved it there
I'm sure Le Cellier will be great, I think we just picked a bad night

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Totally understand about the photos! We went on a Carnival cruise and they now have a "Your Time" dining option, which basically means you can go whenever you want and you don't have designated dinner times. It was nice because they had a lot of two person tables, so we never shared with anyone for dinner! But your descriptions of the food sound so delicious!
Thanks
I was worried the lack of photos might make the reviews a bit dull
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:51 AM   #129
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Friday 20th May 2011 - Nassau

We woke bright and early after a wonderful night’s sleep to find ourselves pulling into port at Nassau.

We watched from the veranda as Captain Tom did an excellent job of ‘parking’

Last night over dinner we both decided to stay on the ship for the day instead of visiting Nassau; It was only a three day cruise and we really wanted to explore the ship and have a more relaxing day as we had just spent a very busy week in WDW and both felt a leisurely day was called for

First stop after grabbing a morning coffee was Cabanas

DH isn’t much of a breakfast person so I picked up some food from the buffet and took it back to our Stateroom to enjoy of the veranda



Pancakes, Muffins and Cereal

Everything was very good; they had just made a fresh batch of pancakes so they were really fresh and light

The breakfast offerings at Cabanas are vast; I am sure that everyone could find something to enjoy and I was very impressed with the presentation and cleanliness of the buffet areas.

Following breakfast we had a wonderful morning riding the Aqua-Duck, playing the Mid-Ship Detective Agency (what do you mean, it’s supposed to be for kids ) and delivering our FE gifts

DH was beginning to feel hungry so in between splashing around in the pool and enjoying the hot-tub (it has a glass floor!) he headed to Tow-Mater Grill to pick up a cheeseburger



Cheeseburger

He didn’t want any fries and said the his burger was great and just want he needed

I didn’t feel particularly hungry but couldn’t resist picking up a plate of sushi on our way to the Buena Vista Theatre to watch the new Pirates Of The Carribean movie which had only opened that day



Sushi

This was 'OK', it was kind of like the stuff that you pick up at the local grocery store, not very exciting

By the time the film was finished we both wanted to get a quick bite to tied us over until dinner so we headed back to our veranda via Luigi's Pizza



Vegetable Pizza

Margherita for DH (sorry can’t find the photo) and Vegetable for me; both slices were very tasty and the bases were thin and crispy; perfect and really hit the spot

We loved being able to take food back to the veranda to enjoy and as we were on deck 10 and Cabanas was on deck 11 it was very quick and easy to do

After more exploring we needed a sweet treat so it was back to deck 10



Banana Ice Cream

This was delicious! I don’t recall ever having banana flavoured ice cream before; I don’t think it sounds particularly appealing but this was just yummy

I never did get chance to get back there for more but if it’s available of our seven day cruise I may well just set up camp next to the self -serve machine for the week

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Old 06-13-2011, 03:04 AM   #130
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I don't know if you have been to Nassau before, but you actually didn't miss much by staying on the ship!

Thanks for all the photos and reviews - it's nice to know that there is lots of "snack" food. We love to do the same, pick up food and take it back to the stateroom and funnily enough we will be on deck 10 as well - stateroom 10554 to be precise!

It's great to hear that there are different ice-cream flavours. On the wonder it was vanilla, chocolate or a swirl of both, with some sauces to top it off!
And I haven't seen sushi on the Wonder either! Tom will love to hear that!

What 7 day cruise did you rebook? And when are you cruising again?

Um, that brings me to the conclusion that you have been bitten by the cruise bug too!
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Great food pics! Have not had breakfast yet so they are making me hungry,lol!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:47 AM   #132
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I don't know if you have been to Nassau before, but you actually didn't miss much by staying on the ship!

Thanks for all the photos and reviews - it's nice to know that there is lots of "snack" food. We love to do the same, pick up food and take it back to the stateroom and funnily enough we will be on deck 10 as well - stateroom 10554 to be precise!

It's great to hear that there are different ice-cream flavours. On the wonder it was vanilla, chocolate or a swirl of both, with some sauces to top it off!
And I haven't seen sushi on the Wonder either! Tom will love to hear that!

What 7 day cruise did you rebook? And when are you cruising again?

Um, that brings me to the conclusion that you have been bitten by the cruise bug too!
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I had read some mixed reviews about Nassau and I thought we would probably have more fun staying on the ship and we certainly did have fun
We played mini-golf, went on the Aqua-Duck several times, did the mid-ship detective agency, enjoyed the hot-tubs and generally had an awsome time
We have booked a 7 night Western Carribean on The Fantasy for May next year

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At least there was a few photos today
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:40 PM   #133
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I agree that you didn't miss much in Nassau! Except for the Atlantis resort, everything is pretty blah there.

And that banana ice cream looks delicious! I love anything banana flavored and would love to try that!
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #134
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Hi Linda!

I don't blame you for staying on the boat - was it nice and quiet with everyone going ashore or did lots of people stay on the boat? I would want to explore too!

There seem to be so many food and drink options! It all looks lovely and I am becoming more and more tempted.......
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I agree that you didn't miss much in Nassau! Except for the Atlantis resort, everything is pretty blah there.

And that banana ice cream looks delicious! I love anything banana flavored and would love to try that!
I would never have chosen banana ice cream normally but we both loved it

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I don't blame you for staying on the boat - was it nice and quiet with everyone going ashore or did lots of people stay on the boat? I would want to explore too!

There seem to be so many food and drink options! It all looks lovely and I am becoming more and more tempted.......
The ship seemed really empty on Nassau day but to be honest we never really felt it was overly busy at any point during the cruise
It's such a huge ship you can always find a quiet spot
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