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Old 01-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Cabanas for dinner

I noticed on a 3 day Dream navigator from last year that Cabanas was open for dinner just on the second night. Is that always the case?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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I noticed on a 3 day Dream navigator from last year that Cabanas was open for dinner just on the second night. Is that always the case?
Yes, the buffets on the ships are not open for dinner the first and last night of a cruise.
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Cabanas/Topsiders/BBB is NOT a buffet at dinner. It is a sit down restaurant (cruise casual, no reservations needed) with a salad bar and a carved item as well as the menu items.

It is open each night of the cruise except the first and last night...which means on a 3 night cruise, there is only the middle night for it to be open.
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Cabanas/Topsiders/BBB is NOT a buffet at dinner. It is a sit down restaurant (cruise casual, no reservations needed) with a salad bar and a carved item as well as the menu items.

It is open each night of the cruise except the first and last night...which means on a 3 night cruise, there is only the middle night for it to be open.
Does it offer the full menu selection from all of the restaurants or does Cabanas have menu offerings of its own?
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Does it offer the full menu selection from all of the restaurants or does Cabanas have menu offerings of its own?
They have a selection of items from each of the main dining rooms, but not the entire menu from any of them.
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Cabanas is usually open from 6:30 - 8:30pm for dinner.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #7
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We always try to eat a Cabanas dinner at least once on a cruise. First - we like that there's no set time to show up. Second - we wear shorts and there's no suggested attire to consider. (I know, I know - lots of people do that anyway.....it's just a 100% non-issue at Cabanas.) Last, and the MOST important - we find that the food is great. My whole family thinks its the best place to order a ribeye - they cook it right then and since it's not part of a mass seating, it always seems to be more "fresh" and immediate. That said - I think the ONLY thing we've all ordered there has been the steak - likely for that reason!

Yes, the servers are generally there "in training" - but we've always found that there are several people looking over them, and they are eager to help and please.

Oh - and we generally get a great seat by a window, too, and it's not ever been super crowded.

Big fan of this here.

PS - I know you didn't ask for opinions, but figured I'd offer it anyway!

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