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Old January 9th, 2001, 10:17 PM
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Default Alternative Dining on Atlantica

Have not read anything on the message boards about the alternative dining. Is it worth the extra money to make a reservation? Sailing 2/4/01 on Atlantica
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Old January 10th, 2001, 01:07 PM
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You have to pay about 15$ to the alternative dining, but it's fantastic because the alternative restaurant's chef is Gualtiero Marchesi, a very famous italian chef who has a lot of restaurant in Portofino, Roma, Venice and it had 4 stars in Michelin Guide.
You have to book early the alternative dining because, to have a superior service, there are only 40 seats in Club Atlantica (the place there is located).
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Old January 11th, 2001, 10:16 PM
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The Club Atlantica is a remarkable restaurant... just beautiful... on decks 10 and 11, at the very top of the ships stunning atrium... with a stairway curving up from deck 9, overhanging the atrium with glass steps. (The less adventurous can reach it by elevator). Service and food are excellent and it is a great dining experience and a good value at $19.95, including gratuity. Delightful live music accompanies dinner and dancing between courses is a romantic throwback to a more glamorous era. One thing... book you visit on the first afternoon of the cruise (you can do this at the information desk). The Club Atlantica sells out quickly on most nights of the cruise (it is not open on all of them).

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Old January 16th, 2001, 05:20 PM
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If it is not open everynight, how would I know what night to book so as to not miss something special in main dining room?

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Old January 16th, 2001, 07:46 PM
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Liz!
Sorry to disagree with the other posters, but I was not impressed with Club Atlantica on our 12/10 cruise. They don't even use table cloths. The food, IMHO, was no better than the dining room. Outside of an elaborate wine decanting, there was no table-side service. If you must try it, book as soon as you board at customer service and have a choice of nights you want to go.
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Old January 17th, 2001, 08:36 AM
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John... early on they were not able to use tablecloths as the light fixtures were permanently affixed to the tables. Since then, they have ordered and received specially made tablecloths with holes in the middle that fit over the small light fixtures. Lots of improvements up there.

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Old January 17th, 2001, 08:38 AM
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Liz... you need to make a reservation in advance at the Information Desk on Deck 2. They will help you decide which night. You should do this on the day of embarkation as the restaurant generally sells out early on.

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Old March 26th, 2001, 01:22 AM
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i DO NOT THINK IT IS WORTH IT. iT IS OF COURSE QUIETER HOWEVER, IF YOU BOOK THE SECOND LEVEL OF THE DINING ROOM WHERE TABLES ARE 2-3 ACROSS INSTEAD OF 12-15 ACROSS ON MAIN FLOOR, ESPECIALLY NEAR BACK OF SHIP IT IS EXCELLENT.Erniemcc wrote:
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> The Club Atlantica is a remarkable restaurant... just
> beautiful... on decks 10 and 11, at the very top of the ships
> stunning atrium... with a stairway curving up from deck 9,
> overhanging the atrium with glass steps. (The less
> adventurous can reach it by elevator). Service and food are
> excellent and it is a great dining experience and a good
> value at $19.95, including gratuity. Delightful live music
> accompanies dinner and dancing between courses is a romantic
> throwback to a more glamorous era. One thing... book you
> visit on the first afternoon of the cruise (you can do this
> at the information desk). The Club Atlantica sells out
> quickly on most nights of the cruise (it is not open on all
> of them).
>
> Ernie
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