On Carnival we just ask for the pasta of the day as a pasta course and they bring just the right amount to get a good taste. The HAL cruise that we just came back from didn't really offer a pasta every night.
Sorry if I gave incorrect information about a nightly pasta dish. I thought I had remembered that as being correct, at least on the ship we were on, but I could be wrong. It also could depend on the particular chef- I'm sure they must have some leeway on their selections.
I am so glad someone remembers Sitmar. Still my favorite cruise line. I have never been able to myself to go on Princess once purchased Sitmar. Sounds pretty silly.
The paste was great as well as the pizza. Maybe its the memories that make it so special, I dont know. The Fairwind was my favorite ship.
I have cruised many times since then, but would give anything to go back and do a Sitmar cruise.
Hope your memories are as fond as mind.