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HMSDingy

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  1. That's what I figured. We have in fact done have one Med cruise but it was with Royal Caribbean not HAL. Wanted to know if it was the same with HAL.
  2. Quick question, from your experience are pax on European cruises dressier on gala nights?
  3. Although I'm Canadian, I don't have Discovery Channel & I'm not going subscribe just for one episode. Would appreciate any link where I can view it .
  4. Then I guess the best thing would be to book a specialty restaurant for the first night & avoid the mayhem. BTW British Columbia is beautiful as is the rest our our country!
  5. Speaking of anytime dining, are they flexible with the hours. We normally like to dine at 7.
  6. Did you dine in the MDR? One of the posts above commented that the surf n turf was nothing to write home about. We're booked in the Tamarind for our second gala night but we can change it for another night if the MDR menu is decent.
  7. I've booked the Tamarind for the second sea night. My sister has sailed with HAL and she tells me to do a gala night in the MDR because of the special menus. Is it really owrth it? I can always go the the Tamarind on another night.
  8. Wow! Thanks. One last question and you can go back to your cruise. I was looking at the wine package we want on the HAL website, when it comes to ordering , they ask what date we want the wine delivered and whether we want it in the cabin or dining room. I thought this would default to dining room and for all of the dates. One more thing, the prices on the HAL website are more expensive than the file you just sent me.
  9. Thanks, that clears things up. Do you know where I can see a list of the wines offered per cellar?
  10. Does a wine package include all of the wines or special selections per different package? A simpler question; if I purchase a wine package of 8 bottles, do choose 8 from the entire wine list?
  11. Thanks I appreciate your response and all of your help here on Cruise Critics. This will be our first cruise with HAL and like all of our cruises, I'm as excited as a kid in a toy store. I do like the choices of specialty restaurants with HAL.
  12. Yes we are on the June 1 cruise. I've booked the Tamarind & Pinnacle for our sea days. As for the itineraries, are you booked on the ship's excursions or privately?
  13. Definitely going to book Tamarind. Although I must admit, the sample menu on the HAL website for the Canaletto looks appetizing. Wife and I are both Italian and we know our cuisine. If you say it's no better than Olive Garden, then Tamarind it is. Thanks for the feedback.
  14. Yes pre cruise, typed too fast!
  15. If I book Tamarind online post cruise, can I cancel it if I change my mind while on the cruise?
  16. Correction, I booked the Pinnacle for the first sea day but I wanted to book Canaletto for the second. Tamarind is available for the second sea day but we would have preferred Canaletto. Is the Tamarind that good?
  17. I've noticed that the gala nights on our Greek Island cruise this June are on the 2 sea days. I'm trying to book specialty restaurants for these two days but have almost reached a dead end. There seems to be no availabilities on the second sea day for the Pinnacle Grill at any time. Would I stand a chance booking while on the ship?
  18. Actually it's not only Quebec. It was the same when we were in Paris last year as it is in Italy. Well at least my part of Italy.😎
  19. You mentioned that one bottle is corkage free. Would that be one bottle per person or per cabin?
  20. Unless I'm mistaken, I read somewhere that we are allowed to bring one bottle per passenger and pay the corkage fee. What if I want to keep the bottles in my cabin and consume them there? Do I still have to pay the corkage fee? I will bering my own corkscrew.
  21. We will be sailing on the Koningsdam June 1st for a Greek Island cruise. This will be our first with HAL, being a Platinum member with Princess & having sailed on two cruises with RCCL. I do agree that meals on a cruise are subjective and I hope that we're not disappointed. On another note, I've noticed that people on Cruise Critic refer to the main course as an entrée. In Canada and most of Europe an entrée is what one would call an appetizer or starter. It's usually the first course of a meal. The second course is called the main or plat principal in French. I believe this practice is only used in the US.
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