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Old 04-13-2014, 01:20 AM   #841
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Well, while I may be native apparently I mumble a lot. I guess I am hard to understand.

Seriously though, I rely a lot on facial expression and body language to know if I am getting my point across. Speaking on the phone just leaves me as to if they know what I am saying. I know that I say "does that make sense?" a lot when on the phone.
That's exactly my point, Ann. Speaking to a real person, you see how they react, speaking on the phone is something else.

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We've also ordered room service for the kids on our Palo dinner nights. We feed them in the room, then drop them off at the club while we head to Palo. It's worked out really well for us.


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We've never ordered room service either Karin, although I think I may have ordered breakfast one time (my memory is failing me!)
I had to smile, as we have quite often ordered room service breakfast, but that is different to me, as all you have to do is fill in a form and it is delivered. The big thing for me was to pick up the phone and order.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:18 AM   #842
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Day 13, August 19

A trip to Hell and back - Part 6

It was starting to get dark,











but we still needed to get a drink of the day, so we stopped by Currents and I picked up a drink of the day, while Tom had another beer.







It did get fully dark while we were sitting there enjoying the drinks and the sea air.





We then strolled the more or less empty ship as first dinner seating and a show were on.

















We returned back to our stateroom in time to unwind for a while before we got changed for dinner and headed downstairs to the Enchanted Garden for dinner.

To be continued ............
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:31 AM   #843
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Day 13, August 19

A trip to Hell and back - Part 7

We returned back to our stateroom in time to unwind for a while before we got changed for dinner and headed downstairs to the Enchanted Garden for dinner.
There we got in line, waited for a few minutes and were then led to our table. Our servers greeted us and Ryan brought two Diet Cokes right away, placed a basket full of



Multi-Grain Loafs and Country Currant Bread and a bowl of



Chickpea-garlic puree on the table. And while we were nibbling on the bread, we had a good look at the menu to decide what we were going to have for dinner.
Tom started out with the



North Atlantic Lobster Ravioli, with roasted garlic and sweet basil in a light tomato broth, while I was served the



Thyme and Garlic Brioche, filled with lobster, morels and porcini mushrooms and Leek Stew in a light buttermilk cream. Delicious! Main courses were served right after our appetizer plates were taken away.
They were the



Slow-roasted Prime Rib with thyme-roasted vegetables, double-baked potato, horseradish and natural jus, which was Tom’s choice and the



Roasted Pork Tenderloin seasoned with Smoked Salt, Citrus flavored polenta cakes and oven roasted carrots, parsnips and caramelized Granny Smith apples for me.
Again, both were very nice, but we had not been really hungry going into dinner, but we worked “hard” to finish as much of our main courses as possible. Neither of us really wanted any dessert, but our server brought out a plate with



cubes of fruit jelly and fudge covered in cocoa. We both had a piece each, but we did order the dessert sampler, to go! We had asked our server if it would be possible to have the sampler to go and his answer was just a smile and a big yes.
So here we were heading back up to our stateroom with our dessert sampler, the



Sweet Temptations which consisted of a trio of Passion Fruit Tart, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Sacher Torte. But we did not take it with us for ourselves. Once we had made it to our deck we looked for Raj, our stateroom host and brought him our dessert tray.
We knew he had a sweet tooth and he really loved his little treat. Desserts dropped off we headed back to our stateroom and found a huge towel peacock on the bed.



Again, Raj had outdone himself with another awesome creation. And after we finished taking photos of our towel animal we grabbed a drink out of the fridge and sat out on the veranda for a while before we gave in and called it a night.

To be continued ............
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:44 AM   #844
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Those pictures of the ship are night are just so gorgeous and so relaxing. Just lovely!

Dinner looks delish, as always. Those appetizers looks especially yummy! Nice to know you can get dessert to go!

Perfect end to another great day at sea!

Oh yeah - that chickpea dip looks yummy. How was it? I LOVE chickpeas!
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Love the night time photos, the ship takes on a wonderful atmosphere after dark
Sweet of you (no pun intended!) to take the dessert sampler for Raj
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Those pictures of the ship are night are just so gorgeous and so relaxing. Just lovely!

Dinner looks delish, as always. Those appetizers looks especially yummy! Nice to know you can get dessert to go!

Perfect end to another great day at sea!

Oh yeah - that chickpea dip looks yummy. How was it? I LOVE chickpeas!
Mary Ellen, if you have a chance, the time when the first show is on and people are at the main dinner seating, is the best time to enjoy the ship. It is so quiet and the sun starts to go down. BEAUTIFUL!

Dessert to go is no problem. They will even get you a dessert from another dining room if you ask them nicely.
On the last day of one of our cruises we just couldn't finish packing in time and we ran down to the MDR to let them know that we would not make it to dinner. Our head server, Zan, offered to just pick dinner and he would have it brought up to our room. They go out of their way to please you!

The chickpea dip is one of my favourites! It is really yummy!


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Love the night time photos, the ship takes on a wonderful atmosphere after dark
Sweet of you (no pun intended!) to take the dessert sampler for Raj
It's so beautiful at night and so peaceful. We just love to sit on the top deck and enjoy the peace and quiet, especially knowing that there are 4000 guests on board.

Raj was such a great stateroom host - he deserved every little sweet we could get for him.
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That makes sense about tipping the folks in the Dining rooms at lunch and breakfast.

Your day sounds wonderful, I'm glad that you finally decided to order room service.

We had a trip where Fran was very ill and didn't feel very good about going out, she was nice enough to let me book the cruise and bargained with me that if she didn't feel like leaving the room we didn't have to. One of the days we stayed in the room watching the TV and ordered room service. It was very relaxing and now we have no worries about ordering, in fact we did it on the last cruise as well. I like that you can get an additional snack without leaving the room. While for most it's easy to run up to the top deck and get something, for us it's not quite as easy and far more relaxing to order in!

I love it that you two make such use of the verandah. I like to do it as well!
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mmm. I wish someone would make me some of that right now!!!!
How is Claire in the kitchen? Maybe one day ......

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That makes sense about tipping the folks in the Dining rooms at lunch and breakfast.



Your day sounds wonderful, I'm glad that you finally decided to order room service.

It was good that I finally called and tried - we have ordered more from room service lately. Yeah for getting over the language barrier!

We had a trip where Fran was very ill and didn't feel very good about going out, she was nice enough to let me book the cruise and bargained with me that if she didn't feel like leaving the room we didn't have to. One of the days we stayed in the room watching the TV and ordered room service. It was very relaxing and now we have no worries about ordering, in fact we did it on the last cruise as well. I like that you can get an additional snack without leaving the room. While for most it's easy to run up to the top deck and get something, for us it's not quite as easy and far more relaxing to order in!

I could not agree with you more. It sometimes feels good to stay in, watch a movie or just sit out on the veranda. And having some nice munchies from RS is the icing on the cake.

I love it that you two make such use of the verandah. I like to do it as well!
Nothing better than to look at the waves and listen to the sounds the ship makes gliding through. I especially love it at night when the underwater lights are on.
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Thanks for the tip about the first show and touring the boat.
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I am SO late to your TR, but I just caught up all in one morning and am loving it!!!
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This ship is so pretty at night. Just ridiculously pretty. I can't wait to see it again.
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I am enjoying your trip report. I think I was on the 2nd portion of your trip. We had first dining. But I keep looking at pics to see if we are in the back ground. You take great pictures. We'll be back on the Fantasy next month, love looking at your pictures to remind us of a wonderful vacation.
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Karin, what beautiful photos on the ship at night...they are stunning.

And, as always, dinner looks so yummy.
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