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Old 09-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #226
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Hi! We were on the Inaugural Alaska cruise with you! In Ketchikan my husband went Salmon fishing and I got on the WalMart shuttle that came right up to where you walk off the ship! Yes there were some CM's on the shuttle as well!
I would have LOVED to go Salmon fishing ... will likely do that next time, as well as either a plane or helicopter ride, as well!

I checked online ... Wal-Mart Ketchikan is located at 4230 Don King Road (907/247-2156). Mapquest seems to put it about 2 miles from port. We noticed a Costco within sight of a port in the Mexican Riviera (we have Costco membership). There is a LOT of information available online ... only a few clicks away!
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #227
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I looked at most of the ports and did not see a lot of Walmart locations. Usually, the ones are at the embarkation and disembarkation ports and the crew members cannot get off the ship and go shopping during that time. Unless it was the eight night cruise out of NYC, and that would limit it to that itinerary. Which, cruise were you on that you saw crew members with Walmart bags?
This was on our Alaska cruise. I was certainly not saying this is the end-all perfect gift for everyone... Just sharing my conversation with our servers. They said the CMs they were with loved going there in quite a few ports. Just a simple thought to add to the discussion..... Of course a gift should never replace the actual tip, for sure! I just know some people ask about extra things to do.


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I do not believe anyone intended or suggested a WalMart gift card would work on all cruises, for all cast members. Again, check with your cast member ... ask them would they would like (they know their itinerary, and where they like to go).
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #228
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FWIW, I am currently working on developing a new thread ... which will list the address for most DCL home ports and ports of call. In addition, I will be posting the address and phone number for nearby WalMart and Costco stores, as well as a rough estimate of how far away the store is located from the port.

I am hoping guests and cast members will be able to use this as a basic reference tool, which will help with basic shopping needs, photography needs, as well as drug store needs (all of which are in most WalMart and Costco stores).

This information will be a non-stop work in progress ... meaning ... as stores are built, new additions will be made. This information will be usable by cast members, as well as guests ... regardless of whether guests intend to make purchases for themselves, or purchase gift cards.

DISCLAIMER: YES, Costco requires a membership, UNLESS you are using their pharmacy.

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #229
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FWIW, I am currently working on developing a new thread ... which will list the address for most DCL home ports and ports of call. In addition, I will be posting the address and phone number for nearby WalMart and Costco stores, as well as a rough estimate of how far away the store is located from the port.

I am hoping guests and cast members will be able to use this as a basic reference tool, which will help with basic shopping needs, photography needs, as well as drug store needs (all of which are in most WalMart and Costco stores).

This information will be a non-stop work in progress ... meaning ... as stores are built, new additions will be made. This information will be usable by cast members, as well as guests ... regardless of whether guests intend to make purchases for themselves, or purchase gift cards.

DISCLAIMER: YES, Costco requires a membership, UNLESS you are using their pharmacy.

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Great idea! Thank you
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #230
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Radoslav "Rado" Hristev

As per Rado Hristev (Bulgaria, currently an Assistant Server on the Fantasy), he will depart for vacation on October 13th, and return to the Fantasy in time for podCast 4.0 (Western Caribbean), December 8th, 2012.

We had Rado on the Maiden Voyage of the Fantasy, and will be requesting him on our upcoming cruise, as well!
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:32 PM   #231
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We were on the Magic at the end of March this year and Nikola was our server in Palo.

For those that were asking. I don't know if he is still on that ship or not.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:41 PM   #232
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We were on the Magic at the end of March this year and Nikola was our server in Palo.

For those that were asking. I don't know if he is still on that ship or not.
Is this Nikola from Serbia? He was our Palo server on the Wonder during the Hawaii cruise.

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #233
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Disney Dream - Jan. 2012
Waiter: Yekta from Romania
Assistant Waiter: Jervis from Jamaica

Anyone know where there are now? We are sailing Dream again in Oct. and would love to have them again.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #234
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We were on the Magic at the end of March this year and Nikola was our server in Palo.

For those that were asking. I don't know if he is still on that ship or not.
We had Nikola on our Sept 7th Magic Cruise.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:47 AM   #235
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Anyone know where Ponz is these days? Last I heard he was on Wonder
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Wondering some good suggestions for recommended MDR servers on the fantasy? We'll be on the NYE cruise!!

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:40 AM   #237
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Dennis Prudente is serving until December on the Magic.

Andrea from Croatia in Palo just left the Magic this week and will be back on the Magic in January for 3 months.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #238
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Anyone know where Ponz is these days? Last I heard he was on Wonder
Ponz was on the Wonder last week.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:09 PM   #239
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We had a few favs on our Jan 2012 Dream cruise (I know not so recent but maybe others have had them since)

Palo: Felice (I think that is how it is spelled - I believe from Italy)

Yes! We had Felice on the Sept 13 Dream cruise that we just left! He was AMAZING! So sincere and just the nicest guy. We kept seeing him in other places - serving and clearing at the serenity bay lunch, cabanas on debarkation day, and each time he came up to us and asked how how cruise was, and joked that the food and service were CLEARLY better at Palo. He was hysterical. Anyway.. he said he's on the Dream until December 2nd (or 12th? It had a 2 in it..) and then he's heading home to Italy until his Mama gets sick of him.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #240
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Wondering some good suggestions for recommended MDR servers on the fantasy?
Main Dining Rooms:
Zsolt Szep - Hungary
Kristiann Kiss - Hungary
Ronald Corpuz - Philippines (April 2013 - now, supposedly on the Magic)
Radoslav Hristev - Bulgaria

Palo:
Ivan Frick - Hungary

I will be on the Fantasy in december ... I am requesting Rado Hristev (yes, I am requesting an ASSISTANT SERVER), and will also be requesting Ivan Frick for Palo Lunch and Palo Dinner. I am not sure if Zsolt, Kristiann or Ronald will be onboard for New Years Eve. ENJOY!
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