Posted June 15th, 2018, 08:14 AM
We had 4 dinners. First was supposed to be Cagney's and when we went to check in (that was the evening we discovered Sugarcane's), they didn't have us down so we rescheduled and went to Aqua (and had a very good meal).
I enjoyed Moderno but not sure I'd do it again. Actually felt one of the chicken dishes was best.
I really liked Le Bistro. I had shrimp. Food was very good but service was not the best and was very, very slow. And trust me, we all enjoy a slow, leisurely meal, but when you arrive at 6:30 and have to rush out to make the late show, then things are really a bit too slow!
We decided to not do the Italian.
So, we ate at Cagney's twice. Had steak the first time, which was good, but I just don't eat a lot of red meat these days. 2nd time, friend and I split two different shrimp entrees. Both were good but her's (the one with shrimp on a skewer) was excellent.
And now I find I want to go search for another sailing on Star. My problem is I'm chained to my desk during tax season, and by the time that's over, she's relocated to Europe. So, may have to wait until next fall when she's back in the Caribbean. Except there's nothing on the schedule for fall 2019 in the Caribbean.
Hmmm. May have to do the spring TA again.
A few repeat ports but several we didn't get (I did the Carnival Horizon westbound a few days after we disembarked in Barcelona and we had 3 repeat ports).
Carnival: 5/9/18 Horizon Westbound TA; 8/30/17 Ecstasy; 10/30/16 Splendor; 5/1/16 Vista Inaugural (Milestone); 11/28/15 Sunshine Journeys; 10/23/15 Splendor; 5/31/15 Conquest; 11/29/14 Freedom; 11/1/14 Splendor; 5/4/14 Pride; 11/16/13 Conquest; 9/1/13 Fantasy; 5/3/13 Fantasy; 10/22/12 & 10/27/12 B2B Fantasy; 11/26/11 Fascination; 10/16/11 Glory; 5/23/10 Fantasy; 12/14/09 Miracle (Platinum!); 10/24/09 Triumph (CTN); 5/17/09 Victory; 12/13/08 Fascination; 5/17/08 Glory; 12/17/07 Miracle; 12/18/06 Elation; 05/13/06 Fantasy; 06/20/04 Fantasy; 04/16/01 Jubilee
HAL: 11/8/17 Koningsdam; 1/5/17 Zuiderdam; 11/21/10 Zaandam
NCL: 4/22/18 Star Eastbound TA
Royal Caribbean: 04/19/03 Nordic Empress