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Solarium at night   Nice being trusted with towels and not worrying about being possibility of being charge $25 for one...

Just got done dining at Eden Restaurant. Was a very interesting meal to say the least, in a good way. Eden Restaurant is located on the lower level of Eden. Access is via set of stairs from deck

Today's port of call is Grand Cayman. One of the nice features of Edge is the use of the Magic Carpet as a tender platform and ship has some of the life boats configured as tenders. These tenders have

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

What happens if you take pool towels to the beach

Those beach towels do not look as thick and fluffy as pool towels. I would imagine the beach towels don't get as sandy as a pool towel and won't mess up the washing machine process. :27_sunglasses:

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Just got done dining at Eden Restaurant. Was a very interesting meal to say the least, in a good way.

Eden Restaurant is located on the lower level of Eden. Access is via set of stairs from deck 5. Note there is a wheelchair lift for those that might need it. When being seated you'll pass by the open kitchen and offered a welcome beverage.

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The menu is divided into five courses, each course having two options.

After ordering you're brought a small little taster.

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Appetizers

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Raindrops

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Descending Frost

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First Entree

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Blue Velvet

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During the meal are small little acts performed by the Edenist --Note, the pictures showing the acts are not in any proper order or within the proper course timeline.--

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Second Entree

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Tidal Pool

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Cove

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Another random performance

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Also if you want to have a perforer get a bit more closer and personal with you they can be summed. Just hold the summoning stone and make eye contact.

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Yes, that is a real candle

 

Third Entree

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Life After Death (Sorry about not having a picture perfect plating. The beef had been a touch under cooked and was "attacked" before the shot could be taken.)

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Mangalitsa

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Yet another performance

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Dessert time

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Looking Glass

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Forbidden Fruit

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In addition you also get Eden Restaurant's rendition of The Globe

 

 

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Overall if you like Wonderland give Eden Restaurant a try. Keep in mind the menu does seem a bit seafood heavy. So if you're not a big fan, might want to pass.

Now me personally, I could go for another few rounds of the Descending Frost and maybe another Cove. 

Side note: Pleasant having a dining package and not being presented a receipt at the end of the meal. I'm sure if one desired to leave extra gratuity they could request one. Overall, have yet to get one with any beverage package purchase.

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12 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

"Choose One"?  Omg, I'd have such a hard time choosing since it all sounds (and looks) flippin' fabulous!!! 😍😍

What is great going with two people. If they don't have any preferences and willing to share the menu is split in two colunms. Just tell the waiter one person will do the left column and the other the right.

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Just finished up dinner at Rooftop Garden Grill.

To sum it up, not very impressed especially at the price point it is. If you're use to good smoked barbecue, I'd tread lightly. First off, sorry for no photo sampling of tonight's meal. I'll do my best to go over each item that I tried.

Appetizers

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Train Wreck Fries: Base are the standard fries, same ones used every where on the ship. Bacon, can't complain about that. Four cheeses, this was just a basic cheese sauce. Hot peppers, think they might have been banana peppers. The peppers had more of a kick from vinegar than a true scoville kick. Scallions are scallions. Ranch dressing, not much to say about that either.

Braised Beef Short Rib Chili: Nice spice blend, wouldn't call it spicy. Does have beans in it. Wasn't a thick chili, was almost along the lines of a stew.

Smoked Chicken Wings: Sampled both the dry rub and spicy buffalo versions, 8 wings to an order (had 4 of each). Dry rub version had a very light smoke flavor that got somewhat over powered by the extra dry rub added prior to serving. Buffalo version, same wing without the extra dry rub tossed in buffalo sauce. Heat level of the sauce might be on par of the "Little League" sauce from Playmakers. Wouldn't call super spicy but I'm some might.

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Salad, nothing can be cause nothing was ordered.

Entrees

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Seafood Kabob: Was ok, just nothing special to write about. Served two skewers, each two medium size shrimp, sea scallop, and cube of salmon.

Grilled Bratwurst: Bun was good, bratwurst was nothing remarkable.

Hickory-Smoked Brisket: Sum it up it was on the mushy side. Almost as if it had been pre-sliced and left sitting. Didn't notice much in the was of a smoked taste.

Mesquite Baby Back Ribs (dry): Same thing again, seemed soggy and mushy. Extra dry rub was added prior to serving. I did feel the ribs had some smoke flavor to them. However, this could have been from smoked seasonings used in the dry rub.

Dessert

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The Cookies: Chocolate chip cookie partly cooked in a ramekin. Had that crispy outer ring with a soft center. Served hot and fresh with a scoop of Vanilla gelato.

 

Cocktail highlight

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Yes, it claims to have steak sauce in it. Yes, in my head I believed I could pickup the hints of the steak sauce. Had two just to verify my findings.

Overall for what the cost was it wasn't that impressive for dinner. With it being outside you're at the mercy of the wind conditions and weather in general. No inside area is available. The Rooftop Garden area in general was nice. Not Central Park nice, but nice.

 

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Inquiring minds want to know... Did you make eye contact and conjure the performers in Eden? On a scale of one to awkward, I would have to place that at one of my students telling me in front of the class that my dress was on backwards... I mean, wouldn't it feel rude to be eating while they're performing? 

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25 minutes ago, SweetPea said:

Inquiring minds want to know... Did you make eye contact and conjure the performers in Eden? On a scale of one to awkward, I would have to place that at one of my students telling me in front of the class that my dress was on backwards... I mean, wouldn't it feel rude to be eating while they're performing? 

No conjuring here. Seemed more or less random when things started and really never intruded further in to where everyone was seated. I also had my back towards the rest of the dining area so I'm not sure if it might have been another table triggering it. 

Eating while they were performing, didn't seem be that much of an issue. Don't recall any of the courses being set down during a performance. They weren't constant either, had a sizable gap between them. 

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Today's port of call is Grand Cayman. One of the nice features of Edge is the use of the Magic Carpet as a tender platform and ship has some of the life boats configured as tenders. These tenders have nice cushioned seats and are air conditioned. No two level open air tenders being used with the exception of ones for shore excursions.

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Getting back to the ship some of the nice #modernluxury touches shine. After having the cards checked by one of the port security agents I was greeted with the offering of a cold cup of water and an ice cold towel, right nearby was a bin to toss said towels.

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Heading back towards the ship I was able to better capture the Magic Carpet in it's tender platform glory.

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Some more shots of the exit/outside of The Destination Gateway 

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Overlooking the Magic Carpet

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Due to some stairs going between  the outside area of The Destination Gateway and the Magic Carpet there is a wheelchair lift.

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Overall the tendering process using this system is wonderful, such great ease getting on and off. The only challenge is in the case of low tide the step land side going between the tender and dock can be a challenge. I'll also add they were using the larger traditional two deck tender at another entrance at the forward section of the ship.

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