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Old 02-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Fantasy - Mixology Class with Damian at the Skyline

We had heard that this event was more "hands on " and therefore, more fun, than most of the tasting. Fortunately, we were able to get in!

Sidebar - and word to the wise - we (I) made the mistake of following the printed instructions on the Navigator to sign up for beverage events at the Italian-themed bar. Unfortunately, their computer connection was slower than Guest Relations, and on more than one event, between the time he checked availability (yes) and submitted the reservation, we were blocked out. Go to Guest Relations to register if you are serious about wanting to get into these events.

Anyway, that little bit of house keeping aside, here is Damian preparing for the event (and yes, her sure remembered Brenda and Jay from October).






First drink - Mojito - instructions for muddling






Successful delivery of first drink - notice, it is regular size, and we were pouring!






Next drink - something with Captain Morgan spice rum and Midori











Something with sparkling wine






Something with blue










.. and lastly, coffee-based drink






Good times.
- we learned some things
- we got better drinks that I was expecting
- it was fun, well-prepared and well-delivered
- would definitely do it again (and I am not much of a mixed drink person)
- when Damian would mention possible variations - like whipped cream on the coffee drink, we would all chant "whipped cream, whipped cream" - and he would laugh, say "what have I done" and proceed to put whipped cream in all our drinks. Gotta love that!
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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First Mixology Class on the Fantasy

Our group was the FIRST mixology class they had ever done on the Fantasy. It was a private class that we specifically asked for. They had no idea if it was going to work or how it would work. We had an amazing time and it is so nice to know that they have made it an actual class on the ship!!
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If anyone is thinking of participating in this class, I would DEFINITELY recommend it!!
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wow those were totally different from the drinks we made in November. Good to know- we will def. do it again now.
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Does anyone know if Daniel from England is still working in the Skyline bar on the Fantasy? We did his mixology class back in June 2012 and were hoping he would still be on when we cruise again in April 2013.

If not, Damien certainly seems like a lot of fun also.
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This looks like a lot of fun! So how do we sign up? Can it be done before we go or do we have to do it on the ship when we get on board?
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This looks like a lot of fun! So how do we sign up? Can it be done before we go or do we have to do it on the ship when we get on board?
sign up at guest services as soon as you board. that is what I did and i had my choice of times available.
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I had Mixology with Damian on the 1/19/13 Fantasy cruise in Skyline. It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. $15 was such a bargain for an hour and 40 minutes experience. We also made different drinks than listed here, and got to go behind the bar to make them. I was travelling solo so this was so fun for me to meet many new people in a totally cool setting. Would definitely do again.
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Does anyone know if Daniel from England is still working in the Skyline bar on the Fantasy? We did his mixology class back in June 2012 and were hoping he would still be on when we cruise again in April 2013.

If not, Damien certainly seems like a lot of fun also.
We were just on the 2/2 Fantasy and did the mixology class with Daniel from Northern England in the Skyline bar. He was great!!
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Does anyone know if Daniel from England is still working in the Skyline bar on the Fantasy? We did his mixology class back in June 2012 and were hoping he would still be on when we cruise again in April 2013.
Yes, Daniel from England was on the Fantasy when we did our mixology on our Jan.26 to Feb.2 cruise. He rotates to other bars, too, as we ran into him in the Meridian when we were waiting for Palo Brunch.
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Yes, Daniel from England was on the Fantasy when we did our mixology on our Jan.26 to Feb.2 cruise. He rotates to other bars, too, as we ran into him in the Meridian when we were waiting for Palo Brunch.
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We were just on the 2/2 Fantasy and did the mixology class with Daniel from Northern England in the Skyline bar. He was great!!
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Does anyone know if Daniel from England is still working in the Skyline bar on the Fantasy? We did his mixology class back in June 2012 and were hoping he would still be on when we cruise again in April 2013.

If not, Damien certainly seems like a lot of fun also.
Yep! Just off the Fantasy Feb 16th and we did the mixology class with him. He was great. (he reminds me of Dr Chase from the TV show House)

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Yep! Just off the Fantasy Feb 16th and we did the mixology class with him. He was great. (he reminds me of Dr Chase from the TV show House)

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We were also on the 2/16 fantasy. We did the first sea day mixology and had Damien. They must take turns doing the class.
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For anyone on the fantasy, when was the class offered?
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For anyone on the fantasy, when was the class offered?
It is offered on both sea days at 3pm.
As soon as you get on the ship go right to skyline/la piazza to sign up.
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I was on the 1/19/13 Fantasy and I booked my tastings at guest services upon boarding. I had the 3pm mixology with Damian on the first sea day and he was great!
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