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  1. I have found this to be true with many life choices: what is the better (preferably best) option. It seems like many look for the "perfect" option, not admitting that it doesn't exist. Each option will have some faults or something you will give up, the key is knowing what gives you the best of what you want.
  2. I'm not sure where you got the poster said he/she drinks all day??? Some people don't start until afternoon/evening.
  3. I thought they had a galley tour as part of the Chef's Table. Wouldn't this require closed toe, or am I confusing this with the Behind the Fun tour?
  4. I will slightly modify this advice: Unless you will average the per day cost of beverages in you trip it isn't financially worth it. For many people it is worth paying a premium to not have to worry about a bill at the end, so assuming a 7 day cruise someone who might only get $300 worth of drinks on Cheers would have still gotten value paying $385 for the package but not having a bill at the end of the cruise or feeling more free to try different drinks than if paying for each one. If you purchase Cheers you agree to its terms and conditions which includes not sharing drinks with any passengers. By sailing on the ship you agree in the cruise contract to not provide alcohol to minors. For your first cruise and since you are only worried about one night, I would determine the amount you are willing to spend on alcohol and put that on your account in cash. If you hate cruising (which isn't likely but could happen) it would be better to get cash back than a gift card you wouldn't use.
  5. I could see the siracha affecting the taste more than the others. I would likely try the black for the activated charcoal but honestly not expect much difference in taste from any of them.
  6. Most of those sound really good ๐Ÿ™‚ I was pleasantly surprised to not see much coconut, which seems to be a staple in many rum based cocktails (and rules out said cocktails for me). I like some grapefruit based drinks (squirt, fresca, ting), but many don't like the bitterness. I'm also not sure about maraschino with it. Thanks for the warning ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Either a typo for Dive In Movies which typically shown on the big screen on an upper deck near a pool, or the on-demand movies you can watch in your cabin (either complimentary or a small charge depending on the movie) and dine in by ordering room service. We had a very rough sea day on our last cruise and enjoyed watching several new-to-us movies in our cabin and ordering room service since husband wasn't up for much more than a grilled cheese and some pretzels. We could pause the movie if needed, no wind or rain, and less risk of noisy neighbors.
  8. If they follow proper food handling it might not be an issue. I suspect the vegetarian dishes prepared for the MDR or buffet are prepared in the same galley(s) that also has meat products, so by your logic the friend can't eat anywhere on the ship.
  9. While I'm not generally a fan of a pressed, flat griddle burger they can likely be found at diners, drive-ins, and dives ๐Ÿ˜‰ If I'm feeling very nostalgic I will even occasionally enjoy a McDonalds' hamburger (gasp ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ) but they don't tend to be burnt ๐Ÿ™‚ When visiting NY State this summer the restaurant we stopped at for lunch had a note on the menu that by state law ground beef had to be cooked well done so I don't fault the cruise line for erring on the side of caution either rather than risking potential food borne illness. I just wait until I'm home for a good burger or maybe try to find one at a port ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. Mikey was such a good sport. I loved his suits, and somehow they didn't look tacky even though they were over the top ๐Ÿ™‚ I spotted Patti at the show, but it wasn't convenient to say hello. They gave away a lot of goodies at the show - including shore excursions - so it is worth it to go if someone is interested. We also went to brunch. DH had the steak & eggs, which doesn't list that it comes with fries so he ordered another side and was pretty full. I had the pancetta scrambled which was very tasty, but the bread was very hard. We split the honey butter biscuit and it wasn't what I was expecting. I was thinking a soft biscuit like Popeye's or KFC with a honey butter on the side or maybe honey cooked in, but it was dry and maybe more like a seafaring biscuit (that's one tough cookie). I love these pictures of the two of you. I'm sure the photographer posed you, but it looks natural and effortless. You look happily in love too โค๏ธ What a great reward for her hard work! A few years ago I lost enough weight to wear my senior prom dress (over 20 years after prom) and it was so nice. Unfortunately I got sloppy with my diet and lazy with my fitness, so now I need to lose it again๐Ÿ™„I have a goal for next year for our 25th anniversary (10/21) to drop 50# - a challenge but doable.
  11. It would probably depend on their reason for being vegetarian. For the couple with the allergy due to beef products it might, for someone who just doesn't prefer meat or has ethical reasons then probably not.
  12. Probably a lemon and a mint, maybe a chai. I didn't really pay attention, sorry I can't be more help.
  13. I can think of 3 other options for fries on the ship, and all of them might have the same issues. MDR (Sea Day Brunch, not sure for breakfast), Deli (which has a horrendous wait), and Room Service (which has a fee for hot foods). It's easy to say there are lots of other options if you don't have any dietary restrictions. Sometimes the offensive food can be an ingredient in something you would think is safe. Like potatoes (french fries) which aren't a meat product, but might be cooked in meat. Or any number of non-animal products like vegetables or pasta that are cooked in butter, chicken stock, or beef stock. I just read about this recently and sounds awful ๐Ÿ˜ž I can get really good, thick, medium rare burgers where we live so I can easily skip the flat, greasy Guys burger. I'm there for the fries, which have more of a hand cut taste rather than frozen. Not everyone who goes to guys is looking for any type of burger. MDR isn't open for lunch, and many people don't like the buffet for risk of illness due to cross contamination or poor hygiene/etiquette from fellow cruisers. Room service keeps you in your room and many items have a charge. I didn't read where OP was mandating vegan or vegetarian, rather seeking clarification if it was even an option. For any curious of the difference (not that I am either camp): Vegan - lifestyle choice that includes a vegetarian diet; a moral decision to not use any animal product (including honey, leather, jello (gelatin). Vegetarian - a diet that can be for ethical, religious, or medical reasons (or just preference). Many types of vegetarians, some will eat dairy and/or eggs and some are more strict.
  14. Unless they don't have an early flight ๐Ÿ™„
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