Is room service available on embarkation day afternoon? We last sailed on the Disney Magic and learned from previous cruisers that one unadvertised secret is the availablity of room service right after you embark -- it came in really handy as our toddler was exhausted that afternoon.
On our cruise last week on the Dawn, the Venetian Restaurant was open from 12:30-2PM for lunch and the Luncheon buffet in the Garden Cafe was open from noon-3PM. The sailaway buffet and BBQ was held from 4-PM poolside.
I don't know about room service, but this is probably one of NCLs biggest weakness: room service menu. I would prefer to try the buffet of dining room. It is fun to venture out and see what the ship has to offer. NMNita
I have to say that on our NCL cruise we went to the BBQ buffet and it was awful (I think it was cooked at least a day ahead)! We started to eat and then said to each other "Why are we eating this?!!" We dumped all of it and went to the buffet! It wasn't a whole lot better, but it was better than the overcooked pork chops (like leather!) and sausages on the BBQ buffet.
Next time we'll go to the dining room!
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Buffets whether breakfast,lunch or supper are NOT strong points with NCL, except their barbecue with the ribs. We prefer to eat in the dining room on embarking..but I have heard they have at the hamburger spot on embarkation ribs.....and the ribs are to die for...at least the one we have had.