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Old 02-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #31
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We had Bonieface and Vitor and they were loved by everyne in our party, especially the kids. Dd who is 3 has now had her first crush and it was on 22 year old Vitor and his Brazilian accent! Every night dd would put up a stink about eating and yet some small talk and a smile from Vitor somehow made her hungry. He actually fed her almost all of her food every night! I have to admit I miss him too as it has been a week since we got off. The kids keep asking if we will see them again.

Bonieface has been on the Wonder for 11 years and Vitor had only been on for 4 months. Both were truly outstanding!
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:29 PM   #32
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Just got off the Wonder today. We had Miguel (Peru) and Nyoman (Indonesia) and they were both very good. They had our table as well as another very large table that they were serving and they juggled the two tables quite well.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:40 PM   #33
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We had Branel (server) and Marijo (asst. server) along with Witt (head server). We were very happy with all 3.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:48 AM   #34
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Our server for 15 nights was Daniel from United Kingdom. When we sailed in January he'd only been on the ship for about 3 months. But he was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't have asked for better service. He's on track to become a head server and took on that role during the breakfast/lunch service in the restaurants.

Daniel's assistant, Jorge from Columbia, had only been on the ship for a month and was still rather reserved and shy. But by the end of the cruise he seemed to be breaking out of his shell some. Still he was quite attentive and kept our drinks filled, bread & butter on the table, and replaced forks, spoons & napkins regularly. (The kids had a tendency to drop/spill a lot.)

Another server we had quite often, for breakfasts and lunches, was Terry from England. I think he's been on the ship for about a year now and just recently (shortly before our sailing in early January) got promoted to server from asst. server. He took great care of us, especially DD who is a picky eater.

We never actually had Sandra from Peru as a server, but we saw her a lot around the ship and she was always friendly and helpful.

We had Nikola from Serbia for brunch in Palo. He was very good, very attentive.

BTW, our DD3 came off the ship with 2 boyfriends - Daniel and Terry. I don't know whether it was the Brittish accent or the fact that they both doted on her, fed her, and kept her enterained. But she still comments almost daily how much she misses them. And both DD3 and DS6 have requested that our next vacation be on the Mickey Mouse Cruise Ship again, the one where Daniel is.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:14 AM   #35
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We had Kingsley from Jamaica and Manuel on our Feb. 6 MR. Very nice guys... okay servers. Michelle was head server and she was very social and funny.
Our server in Palo was Vladmir from Costa Rica... and I wanted to adopt him. He was adorable, quick witted and very sweet. I would eat in Palo every dinner if I had him as a server!
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #36
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We had Kingsley from Jamaica and Manuel on our Feb. 6 MR. Very nice guys... okay servers. Michelle was head server and she was very social and funny.
Our server in Palo was Vladmir from Costa Rica... and I wanted to adopt him. He was adorable, quick witted and very sweet. I would eat in Palo every dinner if I had him as a server!
Would that be Michelle from South Africa? If so, we had her a couple of years ago as server and loved her.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:07 PM   #37
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Would that be Michelle from South Africa? If so, we had her a couple of years ago as server and loved her.
Wondering the same thing.
When I first met her 2006, she was on the Wonder as a server and then switched to the Magic on our Med cruise 2007 Head server. Had her on our eastern Magic 2008 & 2009 and last year 2010 was told she retired. Would love to hear if she's back.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #38
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Would that be Michelle from South Africa? If so, we had her a couple of years ago as server and loved her.
I think this Michelle was from Australia... I could be wrong.

ETA: I asked my husband and he said Yes, this Michelle was from Australia.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #39
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We had Bonieface and Vitor and they were loved by everyne in our party, especially the kids. Dd who is 3 has now had her first crush and it was on 22 year old Vitor and his Brazilian accent! Every night dd would put up a stink about eating and yet some small talk and a smile from Vitor somehow made her hungry. He actually fed her almost all of her food every night! I have to admit I miss him too as it has been a week since we got off. The kids keep asking if we will see them again.

Bonieface has been on the Wonder for 11 years and Vitor had only been on for 4 months. Both were truly outstanding!
We just got off the Wonder yesterday (wahhhhhh!) and Bonieface and Vitor were our servers, too. We were two families together with four kids - one girl, 11, and three boys, 13, 10, and 6. The boys at first weren't real interested in eating in the dining room with us (would rather be in the clubs), but ended up eating there every night and I think Bonieface and especially Vitor had a lot to do with that. They were wonderful!

Last November, on a 3-night, the boys didn't eat with us much, but our servers, Mikala (sp?) and Tita were wonderful, especially Tita! We saw her in passing this cruise and it was so nice to see her again.

At Palo, we loved Nikola, and Alex there (not sure of his last name) was also great. Jude (?) went back to the kitchen and made up a couple of fresh tiramisus for us when they ran out at the brunch buffet.

I think we had Zaldy two years ago - also great! All of the servers we've experienced are wonderful with the kids - infinitely patient and have all kinds of tricks and brain teasers to keep the kids entertained. I think you'll be safe with anyone!

Someone mentioned Deniz from Turkey - sorry to say (but good for him, I'm sure), he was our head server this time, and was very accommodating with one of our requests.

It is going to be a shock to the system to get back to reality without our fabulous servers!
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:03 PM   #40
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Our server for 15 nights was Daniel from United Kingdom. When we sailed in January he'd only been on the ship for about 3 months. But he was absolutely fantastic. We couldn't have asked for better service. He's on track to become a head server and took on that role during the breakfast/lunch service in the restaurants.

Daniel's assistant, Jorge from Columbia, had only been on the ship for a month and was still rather reserved and shy. But by the end of the cruise he seemed to be breaking out of his shell some. Still he was quite attentive and kept our drinks filled, bread & butter on the table, and replaced forks, spoons & napkins regularly. (The kids had a tendency to drop/spill a lot.)

Another server we had quite often, for breakfasts and lunches, was Terry from England. I think he's been on the ship for about a year now and just recently (shortly before our sailing in early January) got promoted to server from asst. server. He took great care of us, especially DD who is a picky eater.

We never actually had Sandra from Peru as a server, but we saw her a lot around the ship and she was always friendly and helpful.

We had Nikola from Serbia for brunch in Palo. He was very good, very attentive.

BTW, our DD3 came off the ship with 2 boyfriends - Daniel and Terry. I don't know whether it was the Brittish accent or the fact that they both doted on her, fed her, and kept her enterained. But she still comments almost daily how much she misses them. And both DD3 and DS6 have requested that our next vacation be on the Mickey Mouse Cruise Ship again, the one where Daniel is.
Daniel was our assistant server when we cruised in Nov 2010. He was incredibly charming and did great with my 6 year old son. I'm still getting requests to make ketchup mickey mouse figures on his plate. And I think all of the women on our trip had a slight crush on him.
Vladimir was our head server and he was also incredible. They were both so personable and professional all at the same time. We hope to find them again someday
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:25 PM   #41
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Can anyone who had to deal with food allergies on their cruise recommend a great server? Both DS3 and DD1 have food allergies and it would give me peace of mind to have someone that will be sure to take care of them! TIA!
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #42
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Our servers were Deniz from Turkey and Zoe from Autralia in Nov. 2009. They were SO amazing.
Deniz is now Head Server!!! We had him as our HS on our PC cruise and yes, he was AMAZING! After requesting fried cheese sticks for DS on the first night, we had them the remaining 14 nights. He stopped by the table at least once each night to make sure everything was okay, something our previous HS didn't do.

Our server was Rakesh from Trinidad and he was just as amazing. He went above and beyond not only while serving us dinner but each time he saw us in the dining rooms for breakfast/lunch. However, I do believe that he'll be leaving for vacation this month but should be back in a couple of month.

Maria from Spain, our assistant, was still learning but good and Rakesh was training her each day so I know she'll do nothing but get better. And Cameron still has a crush on her! He just asked me today if thought Maria would be on the Wonder the next time we sailed.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #43
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I'm so glad to read here that there are some great servers still on the Wonder now that it's here in the West. I was worried they would all be "poached" and put on the Dream.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:04 PM   #44
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We requested Balwan from India as our server because he was so great on a previous cruise. He was great this time too and our granddaughter adored him. Our Assistant server was Tita. I agree with preedymtnwest (Kristina) - she is wonderful too - very sweet. They were both on top of everything and were great with everyone. On the first day my daughter mentioned she liked lemon in her water and every meal after that there was a plate of lemons at her plate.

Teckas from Akron Ohio (previously from Turkey) was out Head server. He was wonderful too. He visited each table in the section at least twice each dinner and was very accommodating for a special request we had. He was terrific with the kids too. Stephen from Trinidad was also in our dining room. We've had him as an assistant server in the past and he was great. He is a server now.
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Awesome news! Deniz was our server on our last Wonder cruise, and DD fell in love with him. She'll be so excited to see him again. I doubt he'll remember us, of course, but it will be fun to bring along a photo of him with us from a couple of years ago.
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