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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:25 PM
SPAINBARCELONA SPAINBARCELONA is offline
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Default The "Coffee Problem"

Kuki:

Greetings from Barcelona. What you perceive as a fault in service with regard to dessert and coffee really isn't a fault at all, but rather is merely a difference in American vs. European cultural and eating practices.

In North America, you tend to be served dessert and coffee at the same time. In Europe, that is a no-no -- first you have dessert, and then coffee, after-dinner liqueurs, etc. follow as the complete end to the meal.

Silversea provides European-style dining service and has one of the highest percentages of European vs. North American clientele in the industry.

That may be why you perceived a slight fault in service. For us, it would have been a fault to serve dessert and coffee at the same time.

Enjoy your cruise -- we love your reports.

Jordi
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