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Old 08-06-2012, 09:03 AM   #1006
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Great thread! My mind is overloaded with all the great tips!

I have a question. I have seen the coffee tip several times... order it at night and it will still be warm in the morning. Would this work for hot chocolate too? Do they deliver that in the same kind of container?
The hot chocolate is the same from the beverage station- hot water and Nestle packets. The water will still be warm overnight but not "hot" just like coffee....
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #1007
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Finally made it through 5 years and 5 months worth of posts!! Thanks for all the amazing tips and the compilation with the Google doc!!!

My tip (which I saw elsewhere and plan to use on our first cruise....so excited) is to use a zip tie to secure your FE to the fish as there have been some thefts.
I can't believe that someone would steal a FE from your door. That is just terrible!
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:42 PM   #1008
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Disagree about Palo Brunch

Totally disagree about Palo Brunch. WITH OUT QUESTION dinner is better. Have done all 3 (tea, brunch, dinner) dinner has many more options plus the chocolate, souffle!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:45 PM   #1009
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Totally disagree about Palo Brunch. WITH OUT QUESTION dinner is better. Have done all 3 (tea, brunch, dinner) dinner has many more options plus the chocolate, souffle!!!
I totally agree with you. By far the best dinner we had on the cruise.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #1010
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I "third" this. We just disembarked from the Wonder this morning....and our Palo dinner on Thursday night was AMAZING, and it was our third dinner there in recent years. Did the brunch last Tuesday, and it was awesome, but dinner is SO relaxing and decadent... Love them both though!
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #1011
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[QUOTE=acourtwdw;45699129]There are cards in your stateroom that you hang on your door before you turn in for the night. You pick the time that you want the items delivered in the morning. RS calls you about 15 minutes before they are going to deliver your items. If you wait to order in the morning, you will be waiting for your order. This way there is no waiting...and the phone call is used as a wake up call. QUOTE]

Two things. Frist- I didn't even find the room service breakfast door hangers until the last day....they're in the desk drawer! Also, I always forget to put it out there in time at night anyhow...? My Mom and her friend ordered this way every morning so they could have "fresh" coffee instead of the carafe from the night before....but it was really funny- TWICE they forgot the cofee and had to go back and get it, and once, the carafe was filled with hot water and not coffee!

Also....there are no breakfast items listed on the room service menu at all....(I was desperate this week when I couldn't find those cards)- can you even order it?? My FAVE things to order from room svc are the All Hands on Deck cheese/cracker platter while getting ready for dinner, and the milk and cookies while sitting on the verandah before bedtime. Ahhhh.......it's only been two hours, and the post cruise blues have already set in...
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #1012
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We eat at the buffet on the last morning instead of the MDR. It's just easier for us and the food seems better. Even though in the dining room you are ordering off a menu, it's very limited and does not taste like its made to order. Also, you can wander up to the buffet when you are ready as opposed to an assigned time.
I agree completely. My family has never eaten at MDR. We send up one member of our family to Topsiders to get food for all at about 8. Usually me and my dad go up and each bring down 2 trays. We each get eggs potatoes a donut and waffles or pancakes and bring them to our stateroom. We enjoy eating on our verandah at like 9 instead of a hasty breakfast with not as good quality at 7. We love the buffet!
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #1013
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There are cards in your stateroom that you hang on your door before you turn in for the night. You pick the time that you want the items delivered in the morning. RS calls you about 15 minutes before they are going to deliver your items. If you wait to order in the morning, you will be waiting for your order. This way there is no waiting...and the phone call is used as a wake up call. QUOTE]

Two things. Frist- I didn't even find the room service breakfast door hangers until the last day....they're in the desk drawer! Also, I always forget to put it out there in time at night anyhow...? My Mom and her friend ordered this way every morning so they could have "fresh" coffee instead of the carafe from the night before....but it was really funny- TWICE they forgot the cofee and had to go back and get it, and once, the carafe was filled with hot water and not coffee!

Also....there are no breakfast items listed on the room service menu at all....(I was desperate this week when I couldn't find those cards)- can you even order it?? My FAVE things to order from room svc are the All Hands on Deck cheese/cracker platter while getting ready for dinner, and the milk and cookies while sitting on the verandah before bedtime. Ahhhh.......it's only been two hours, and the post cruise blues have already set in...
We ordered room service almost every night for the next morning and never have had a problem. The only breakfast items on the cards are donuts, danishes and bagels. Maybe fruit but I don't remember.....
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #1014
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Really? No eggs for breakfast room service?

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Nope. It's all "continental" type breakfast stuff - cereal, bagels, muffins, Danish.

If we want to eat on our verandah, we just scoot up to the buffet & bring "real" food back. (Gotta have my oatmeal with nuts & protein!)

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Nope. It's all "continental" type breakfast stuff - cereal, bagels, muffins, Danish.

If we want to eat on our verandah, we just scoot up to the buffet & bring "real" food back. (Gotta have my oatmeal with nuts & protein!)

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What deck and fwd/aft is buffet? I think one of our adults will be making that run frequently

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We eat at the buffet on the last morning instead of the MDR. It's just easier for us and the food seems better. Even though in the dining room you are ordering off a menu, it's very limited and does not taste like its made to order. Also, you can wander up to the buffet when you are ready as opposed to an assigned time.
Thank you,

I am putting all this info together as much as I can. Is this something you have to get up really to do this? I figured there wouldn't be any breakfast, just hurry and get off the ship.
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