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Old 04-22-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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I didn't know this was an option. To think, we sat at Orlando IHOP for so long when we could have been on our way and headed to some real food in time for lunch instead of getting there within 20-30 min of the muster when all the food closed and hitting the Flo's insanity rush...

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Hitting Cabanas the moment we get on the ship and tying on the feedbag is my favorite part of the cruise!

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Old 04-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #17
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We always go to Parrot Cay on the classics, but have enjoyed Cabanas more.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:30 AM   #18
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We liked the food at Cabanas and topsiders quite a bit. The big drawbacks are trying to find a table. If you get a table outside you need to tend your food every moment. I just sat down with my pile of wonderful sushi. Turned for a moment and when I turned around again there was a Gina seagull smack dab in the middle of the plate!! He made off with the entire pile of sushi! So sad!! Live, loose and learn!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:27 AM   #19
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We went to Cabana's on our last trip and enoyed it. However, it was a tight squeeze for our luggage. I'm surprised that the food at Cabana's & EG aren't the same or very similar for this meal. My favorite thing about Cabana's was all of the shrimp that was available. Does EG have this?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #20
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We went to Cabana's on our last trip and enoyed it. However, it was a tight squeeze for our luggage. I'm surprised that the food at Cabana's & EG aren't the same or very similar for this meal. My favorite thing about Cabana's was all of the shrimp that was available. Does EG have this?
Great question. We leave one week from today (woohoo) and still can't decide. What are some of the food choices in each?
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I just found out about the embarkation lunch at Enchanted Garden. I think we will definitely be trying that since we will be on the late dining rotation, and I want to see EG in the daytime.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #22
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This is what I was going to say. My not picky ds ate steamed shrimp and chocolate chip cookies at EG. Cabanas has many more choices for kids! We sailed on the Dream in January and did Cabanas for lunch and didn't find it crowded at all. We were a large party, though, so we got tables (outside) and took turns going to the buffet.
We too cruised the Dream in Jan. and will be on the Fantasy one month after after you. I like the times that you cruise.

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We didn't find Cabanas to be busy at all for lunch, however we had a boarding # of 5 so that may have helped.
Ditto. We love boarding early. This is what Cabanas looked like when we arrived.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #23
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We boarded fantasy on may 18th. Went to cabanas at 1230. No prob finding great table by the windows. Nice to watch port instead of having no view in EG. Maybe waited 2 mins in line at buffet. In nemo's reef with ds by 1!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:47 PM   #24
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We boarded around 12:30 and ate at EG. It was not crowded, they give you a table, and they bring your drinks. It's true there aren't a lot of kid friendly foods, but our server saw my sons nearly empty plate and asked what he would rather have. Few minutes later, he came back with an entire platter of chicken strips and fries. For us, I think we will always opt for EG over Cabanas.
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We too cruised the Dream in Jan. and will be on the Fantasy one month after after you. I like the times that you cruise.

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Hitting Cabanas the moment we get on the ship and tying on the feedbag is my favorite part of the cruise!

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you have me excited to do this on our first cruise this fall! What are your favorite desserts at cabanas?
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I've only eaten in the MD for this lunch - family tradition. Is the food the same in both places?
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Do they have the same selections in both EG and Cabanas? I love the seafood with clams and crab...Yummy!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #29
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We usually cruise when the weather is cold at home so we head for a table outside near the pool. One person watches bags while everyone else hits cabanas, pluto's, or whatever. It really helps to feel like we're on a cruise to sit outside and soak up some sun. We did have one January cruise where it was rainy and we went to Parrot Cay. But barring that, we're all about getting some sun!
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We were planning to eat at EG for the second time in May. However, we were on the ship by 11:30, and found out it does not open until noon. Instead of standing around for 30 minutes with nothing to do, we ate at Cabanas and were swimming by a few minutes after noon. Both were fine, but probably more selection in Cabanas if you have a picky eater.
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