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Old 03-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #136
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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 ...........
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #137
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Okay I am with you Karin not been on Dumbo, it's too child like for me Christine I am the same way , but I have a feeling if the new Dumbo is popular with the guys Carol will make me !!!!
Yeah, finally found something else who has not been on Dumbo (yet!!)
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Yeah, finally found something else who has not been on Dumbo (yet!!)
But I may try it which is more thn I will say for ToT!!!! I am sure you know Christine and I are seriously searching for FE gifts for next year!!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #139
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Great updates Karin

Shame you didn't get your requested server. I hope you tracked her down eventually and gave her the Nutella!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:58 AM   #141
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I am sorry that you didn't get your server.... I imagine that would be disappointing! Food looks good though!

And the little gifts look like so much fun!
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:29 AM   #142
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All caught up here now.

Great updates and pics.

That is great how many people know you on the ship and welcome you on.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:54 AM   #143
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But I may try it which is more thn I will say for ToT!!!! I am sure you know Christine and I are seriously searching for FE gifts for next year!!!
You have not been on ToT, Rosie? Such a fun ride.
Maybe one day we will make it onto Dumbo.


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Great updates Karin

Shame you didn't get your requested server. I hope you tracked her down eventually and gave her the Nutella!!
Thank you, Linda.
We were so disappointed that we did not get Ana. Especially since I had asked the TA to request her for us AND having asked for her on the ship.
And ..... she DID get her Nutella in the end.


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Did you ever fine out where Ana was and why you didn't get her?
We never found out why we didn't get her, but we had some Disney magic sprinkled onto us, lateron.

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I am sorry that you didn't get your server.... I imagine that would be disappointing! Food looks good though!

And the little gifts look like so much fun!
Well, especially since we had been told that everything had been taken care of, that was what really threw me for a loop.
And then we both were really disappointed and even though our servers tried hard, they didn't have much chance.


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All caught up here now.

Great updates and pics.

That is great how many people know you on the ship and welcome you on.
for being caught up!

This was our 10th cruise and of those 10 cruises 7 were on the DREAM. And we did them all within 2 1/2 years. Many of the CMs recognized us from doing back to back to backs.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:06 AM   #144
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Day 3, February 18



“I’m going to change that for you!” - part 1

We were up around 7am and walked out onto the veranda to see that we were getting close to Nassau.
We were in no hurry that day, as we just wanted to do some shopping in Nassau and then return to the Dream to have a lazy day. So after showering we went downstairs to the Royal Palace for breakfast. We were quickly seated at a very nice table and a server was right there to hand us a menu. Well, I would not have needed one, but I took a look anyway. Nope, nothing new, so here we went again.
Tom ordered some



coffee and I ordered some



orange juice and ice-water. Once our drinks had arrived the assistant server offered us some pastries, which we both declined. Soon after, our breakfast starters arrived.
Tom again had ordered the



Swiss Bircher Muesli, Muesli with raisins, shredded apples and yogurt, while I had been longing for the



Mornin' Tug Boat, a fresh blend of strawberries, bananas, almonds, raisin granola and low-fat yogurt. We both enjoyed them very much and once we were done the empty plates were quickly removed and our breakfast mains were put in front of us. We both had ordered the





Traditional Eggs Benedict, Toasted English muffin with grilled Canadian bacon, served with poached egg topped with hollandaise sauce, grilled roma tomatoes and link sausages.
Nothing spells vacation like Eggs Benedict for breakfast. And while we were still happily munching our breakfast, Tom said, “Ana is over there.” Before I had even gotten a glimpse of her, she had disappeared again. Now Tom kept an eye on the door she had used and we finished our breakfast.
Ana never reappeared, but now we were on a mission. After tipping our servers we walked all around the restaurant and since we did not see Ana anywhere we decided to ask at the front desk of the restaurant. We walked up to the Cast Member, explained our situation and hoped for the best. Several of the Cast Members put their heads together and finally asked if we wanted to talk to the Ana with glasses.
Yes, that was our Ana and a Cast Member made a phone call, another one disappeared towards the back of the restaurant and within a few minutes we saw her come over with one of the Cast Members. You could tell that she did not know why she was supposed to come to the front desk, but once she noticed us, she started to run over to us and we were both hugged. First thing she wanted to know was, where we had been the night before.
We explained that we had tried to get her as our server, but that something must have gone wrong. Her answer? “I am going to change that for you!”
She wrote down our stateroom number and our rotation and promised to leave us a message to let us know if everything had worked out. She explained that she had our friends Katerina, Jimmy and Alex on a 6 top and if we were willing to change from late to early dining, she would just squeeze us in there. So, after a few minutes we knew that she had been promoted and was now a trainer, only working tables in the evening and that her husband Matija had been promoted to Palo server. And once she had found out that we had a brunch reservation at Palo she promised to make sure we had him as our server. She had to get back to work and after some more hugs we said our goodbyes and hoped to see her again that night.

To be continued ...........
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That looks like a yummy breakfast!
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I am gonna insist we go to Royal Palace for eggs benedict at least once in May !!! You can just walk in right ???? Waiting to see how the Ana story progresses !! My GD Samantha LOVES the Nutella snacks they sell so will add that to my list for Feb 2014
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #148
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Karin I am enjoying your report. I have never rode on the Dumbo ride either, by the way. I love the Muesli for breakfast. Our summer cruise will be all up to Disney for our room and servers. They have always done a great job, I am sure we will be happy with what they choose for us.

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Yummy breakfast, and that you got it worked out with Ana!
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