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Old 04-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Recent Dream cruisers...Ali Atar in the dining room

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Just trying to find out the status of Ali Atar in the dining rooms. As of Oct. 2011, he was a server, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE him!
We're cruising the Dream again in August, and aren't sure he is still on the Dream and/or if he is still a server (we thought we'd heard he's a head server now).
Can you please confirm for us?
Thanks so much!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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We were on the Dream in November and had a head server from Turkey named Ali, don't remember the last name though...
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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That's probably him! Ali from Turkey...so, head server? Good to know! Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Yes, he was our head server on the Dream the last week of Nov-11. I recall him being one of the better head servers we have had. Hope he is who you are looking for!!
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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I think we had Ali for our server on the Dream last September. First thing we told him was that it was our first cruise & we were clueless. He & our assistant, Raluca, took amazing care of us. Ali was quite the hustler really working hard. He was gracious and wonderful, full of great info for us. Loved him. He mentioned he was aiming for Head Server. Cool to hear he made it. Ali certainly deserves it. I'd love to have him as part of our wait staff again.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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We were lucky enough to get Ali as our server on our first Magic cruise in Jan. 2010. He was awesome, and our dds specifically said they would miss him the most of all the CMs on the ship. I actually wrote a letter to DCL about him. Then, we returned to the Magic in Jan. 2011, and requested him. He was once again AWESOME!!!
Then...since we evidently received some pixie dust, on our Oct. 2011 3 night Dream cruise, we went to the dining room, and THERE HE WAS!!! And, he was our server! I had not requested him, as I didn't know he had transferred to the Dream! It was so great!
Our children just think he is the greatest thing ever, so I am happy to know that we will see him again in August. I will definitely request him as our head server on both of our B2B cruises!
Thanks for the info!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Ali was our Head Server on the Dream in February. He was very kind to us when our daughter kept falling asleep at dinner (late seating) every night. He even came over and sang happy birthday to her at breakfast the last morning because she never stayed awake for dessert! So charming!
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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Hello all!
Just trying to find out the status of Ali Atar in the dining rooms. As of Oct. 2011, he was a server, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE him!
We're cruising the Dream again in August, and aren't sure he is still on the Dream and/or if he is still a server (we thought we'd heard he's a head server now).
Can you please confirm for us?
Thanks so much!
Our head server this past week!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #9
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Yes, he was our head server on the Dream the last week of Nov-11. I recall him being one of the better head servers we have had. Hope he is who you are looking for!!
Yes, we just saw Ali last Wed in Cabana's. He remembered us from our cruise last year when he was our head server. He was the best head server we had had until this cruise...then we had Pascal from France and WOW!! He blew all of them out of the water!! He was at our table multiple times every night making sure everything was okay and we had one of the best servers on the ship (seriously)! Pascal brought dishes from another restaurant of his own choosing that he wanted us to try! He was OUTSTANDING!!!
But it was nice to see Ali again and cool that he recognized us!!


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Old 11-12-2012, 01:41 AM   #10
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He was Head Server on our PC cruise (Wonder '11) and was fantastic, even in the face of a not-so-great serving team he was working with One of our favourite cast members. He was on the Dream during our cruise last year, but sadly wasn't our Head Server (although our team for that cruise was great). Hope to have him again sometime.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #12
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Our Friend Ali

Hey all!

Just saw this post and wanted to let you all know that Ali is still with Disney Cruise Lines. We actually just got to spend the week with him last week aboard the Fantasy. He was recently moved their from the Dream until his vacation between contracts begins at the beginning of June. My daughter absolutely adores him and we have been lucky to have seen him now on 3 of our 5 cruises. We consider him a family friend now and can say with certainty that if you are lucky to get to meet him, he will make your vacation that much more magical. Ali is the greatest!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #13
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We had Ali from Turkey on our first cruise on the Magic in 2009. He was the best!!!! Someone post a picture of him please!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:20 PM   #14
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Yes, I just saw him last week on the Fantasy as a Head Server. Did not have him as our Head Server, wish we sould have.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:54 PM   #15
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He was Head Server to Marlon and Cristian (server/assistant server) on our 2/23 Eastern on Fantasy - they were perfect.
I found the service at our breakfasts/lunches to be very nearly as good - line and management deserve to be acknowledged for that high-level consistency!

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