|03-15-2013, 05:52 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Half term vacation 2013, Feb 16 - Feb 24
Day 2, February 17
Its all taken care of! &.. well, sort of! - part 3
Yeah! Captain Henry, isn’t it fun to “whistle while you work!” About a minute later we heard a second tune and that was it.
It did not take long and we were out of the channel and going towards Nassau. We thought about going to the Golden Mickeys, but we have seen it quite often and we both didn’t feel like it, so instead we picked up the first Fish Extender gifts we had prepared and went to hand them out, or better put them on the stateroom doors.
Once we were done, we explored the ship a bit more and checked out the stores. We were on a mission to find Oxana, a Cast Member who worked at the stores and who we had come to really like and bond with.
And really, in the last shop we visited, there she was! Different hair colour, but it was nice to see her and, and this is something that really amazes me, once she saw us, she left her desk, came running over, hugged both of us and started to talk to us in German.
How these Cast Members do it, to remember someone with so many different cruisers, is just beyond me. Knowing that she loved Milka chocolate, we had brought some with us for her and she was so excited, telling us that she was going to “hide” it right away.
There were a few guests waiting to pay for their goodies, so we let her go back to work and promised to be back with more chocolate, lateron in the cruise. We had passed the future cruise desk a few times and finally there was a sales rep.
So we quickly took a seat and had him book our summer cruise in the Med for 2014. Since we knew exactly what we had wanted we were done in no time. Happy to have achieved our goal of being the first ones to rebook we headed back to our stateroom. And before we knew it, it was time to get ready for dinner.
We were so looking forward to see Ana again, we had been in contact with her via email and when asked if there was something she craved, she had asked for a jar of Nutella. So I had bought the largest one I had found here and now we prepared a bag full of Milka chocolates and her Nutella to take to dinner at Animator’s Palate. We were so excited when we were taken to our table for two and looked around, but didn’t see her.
While we were still looking for her, a server came by and introduced himself. I didn’t pay much attention to him, thinking he was the assistant server and Ana would be here soon. But no, she wasn’t and the server who had introduced himself WAS indeed our server.
Our mood changed when we realized that Ana was not our server. And while the server was still nice and tried hard, it was hard for us to get into the groove. But soon we were distracted by food. Our server filled the bread basket with
Herb foccacia and ciabatta bread and put a small plate with
Roasted garlic dip on the table. The bread was nice and fresh and was yummy with either
butter or the garlic dip. I had been toying with the idea of ordering a drink, but since we were both disappointed about not having Ana serve us, we both forgot about the idea. Tom ordered the
Baked Potato and Cheddar Cheese Soup with bacon bits and chives, while I ordered my absolute comfort food, the
Black Truffle Pasta Purseittes - pasta purse filled with truffle scented cheese and coated with a delicate champagne sauce. We both enjoyed it very much and slowly got to grips with being seated with other servers.
There was just something about the server.
While he was nice, he was too nice in a way. It also took quite a while for the two of them to find the way over to our table again. Crush’s show started right when our main courses were served and boy it was loud in there. But none the less we had nice food on the table. Tom had ordered the
Marinated Angus Beef Tenderloin carved to order on wasabi mashed potatoes with bok choy and a tamarind-barbecue reduction, which he enjoyed a lot, while I had opted for the
Animator's Trio of Veal, Grilled tenderloin, pulled shank and tortellacci pasta with a sun-dried tomato and sage reduction and garnished with a potato crisp, another favourite. We sat and enjoyed the food and were quite happy when Crush had to leave, as it calmed the restaurant down. For dessert Tom got the
Cookies and Cream Sundae, vanilla ice cream, chocolate wafer cookies, and whipped cream and I got the
Lemon Mousse with mango coulis and dark chocolate. They were both really nice and once we had said our goodbyes we left the restaurant.
On the way up to our room we talked about the upcoming dinners. Now that we were not bound to the main dining room, we were free to try Cabanas again for dinner and the next day we wanted to order room service, leaving the last night open, but we could always try to get a ressie at Palo. When we came back to our stateroom our Fish Extender was pretty full with presents and we took them all in and found out what they were.
It was so much fun. We also found a fun bird towel animal in our room.
Once we had taken photos of all the gifts we had received we took a drink out of the fridge and sat out on the veranda for a while. It was not as warm as we would have wanted it to be, but much better than at home. Around 11pm we were so tired, we called it a day.
To be continued ...........
Players: Karin Tom Find our trips here: Magicaldisneytrips
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