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Bonnie B. 07-04-2006 09:47 PM

My husband and I were on the Adventure last July and we will be sailing in 3 days on the Voyager in the Mediterranean! We wanted to order a cocktail with our dinner last year, but our waiter said we could only order wine, and it had to be the same kind of wine each night. I was confused, and the waiter didn't speak English very well, so I just didn't order a drink just to make things easier. But before we get on this next cruise I would like to understand if I am able to order a cocktail or glass of wine at the table before dinner. Anyone know?

Lil' Lori 07-04-2006 10:40 PM

Hum, every cruise we have been on, we always have wine or other mixed drinks with dinner. They have a bartender who patrols the dining room, just to take bar orders. The regular dining room waiters, send over the bartender to our table. Lil' Lori

Sonny V 07-04-2006 10:55 PM

One thing for sure, you won't have the same waiter... http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif . If you would have talked to your head waiter you probably would have gotten your cocktail. I never heard of the same kind of wine every night. Your waiter probably didn't understand your request. Let us know how you like the Voyager. Have a great cruise!

NancyN 07-05-2006 07:33 AM

Bonnie,
You can certainly order drinks/glass of wine at dinner. However, the order is taken by the bar staff and not the waiter at your table. There are usually only a limited number of bar staff working the entire dining room - so let your request be known early. An alternative option is to purchase a cocktail at one of the lounges just beofre entering the dining room.
Nancy

Bonnie B. 07-05-2006 10:07 AM

Thank you everyone. I know our dinners will be more relaxing now that we understand the procedure for ordering drinks!

ChucksOK 07-05-2006 10:35 AM

The sommelier has always been the person taking my cocktail order and delivering to the table. After the second night, he was always there to take my cocktail order.


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