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Old 02-24-2007, 07:09 PM
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We just got back from the cruise yesterday (Feb 19 - 23). It was our first cruise so we don't have anything to compare it with - nonetheless we enjoyed her very much.

We tried most of the new venues :

Sorrentos - pizza was pretty good. They usually had 3 or 4 different flavors to choose from. No charge.
Johhny Rockets - food was okay, a more limited menu than most Johnny Rockets I have been to. Their redemption came in the form of entertainment - signing and dancing to the "oldies". $3.95 per person surcharge and extra $ for shakes and floats.
Freeze - ice cream was pretty good - but you pay for everything. Chocolate Mint ice cream with topping in a waffle cone was over $4.
Compass Deli - never made it during the limited (and I mean very limited ) hours they were open. (1130 a.m. to 4/5 pm on days we were in port). Of the 40 +/- people we hung out with no one got there while it was open.
Boleros night club was pretty good.
The spa area was nice - rooms and massage were good but the thin wall did not muffle the loud voice of the guest in the adjoining room getting her massage.
Casino area was very entertaining. They replaced the hold-em table with a virtual hold-em table the day we were in Miami loading. By the time they opened up at 6 pm the table was up and running. It was a little bit like internet hold-em mixed with live hold-em. Once you got comfortable with reading your cards from the table (small screen in lower corner) you had time to read your opponents for their "tell". One person had a pretty obvious tell and I was able to take that to the bank. (Hope she is on my next cruise as well).

If you have any questions about particulars try me and I'll get back to you.