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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:17 PM
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Why is the Lido deck called Lido?

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:19 PM
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Email this question to Mrs. Thomas, she knows everything!

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Old September 22nd, 2003, 02:34 PM
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Because of a famous resort. I think it is in Italy, but ask Mrs. Thomas.

Seems that everyone "assumes" that the pool deck is the "Lido Deck". Not always the case.
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Thomas I am beginning to think you are a computer program and there is no Mrs Thomas!

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I'd imagine it is in fact related to Pamda's answer, but not at all sure. Just a short distance from Venice is Lido Island. It's a "resort island".. hotels, beaches, casino etc.. Thus, I'd guess the connection... Lido/ Resort Island/Deck.

We stayed there prior to a cruise a couple of years back, and in fact find it a bit of a pain to get back and forth from Venice. We had to "resort" to water taxis <G>

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One of the settings in the 1935 movie Top Hat is a Hollywood version of the Italian Lido with Venetian gondoliers and other window dressing. Great movie, if only for to watch Fred and Ginger performing at their peak.


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Old September 23rd, 2003, 09:09 AM
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HAL was the originator of the Lido Buffet concept.

When they installed it on their first ship, it happened to be located on Lido Deck?

Don't know if that is really the reason....but I think I once heard that.

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Old September 23rd, 2003, 11:18 AM
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It's italian and stands for Lunch In Da Outside, LIDO.
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Old September 23rd, 2003, 11:27 AM
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I once heard "Late in, dinner's over"
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I think the Lido is something like our Boardwalk in Atlantic City. on the Med. and lotas of fancy Hotels It is close to Venice(I think I am right ) Yes that is probably where Kuki was
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I bet "Merm" would know the answer to this one. That's a serious cruise trivia question. I like PB's answer the best!
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According to Miriam-Webster, Lido is the name of the small island that separates the Gulf of Venice from the Lagoon of Venice. It was and may still be the site of an upscale resort resort. Trcruiser and Pamda nailed it.

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Duh. I meant to say "S7S."
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