The first full day of our cruise this Summer on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas was spent at sea. That night our group assembled in the Main Dining Room (MDR) for the Saffron menu. While we had the option of ordering it from room service since we were staying in a Grand Suite (hence the note about “exclusive to suite guests;” this was the MDR menu for everyone), but we enjoy the ritual of dinner every night. As luck would have it, this may have been my favorite dinner menu. Continue reading “Day 2 Royal Caribbean Main Dining Room Saffron Menu”
I wrote yesterday about the fact that I am not a huge fan of the buffet on Royal Caribbean. It was fine, I just don’t like huge crowds. While I have eaten lunch in Chops Steakhouse and at Giovanni’s, my preference is also to avoid paying extra for my lunch. Happily, the main dining room presents an excellent alternative. Continue reading “Royal Caribbean Main Dining Room Brasserie 30 lunch menu”
One of my worries when we went on our Royal Caribbean cruise this Summer was whether there would be enough choices for breakfast. The buffet is fine, although I am not a huge fan. There is a private restaurant for suite guests, but then I couldn’t dine with my buddies who were staying in other cabins. Room service was an option, but I generally wake up before the rest of my family. Happily, the main dining room presented an excellent alternative at no additional cost. The menu is above. Ignore where it says “Exclusive to Suite Guests.” That means we could order these things through room service, but this is exactly the same menu as is open to everyone in the main dining room. It is open seating with waiter service, and it is a much calmer pace than eating in the buffet. It is definitely worth checking out.
One of my favorite parts of cruises is eating in the main dining room (MDR). I like getting to know the waiters, and I like having the waiters getting to know me. We cruised on the Liberty of the Seas earlier this year, and I am going to post all seven dinner menus from the MDR. Please ignore where it says “Exclusive to Suite Guests.” We were staying in a Grand Suite and had the option of ordering this via room service, but it was exactly the same menu as was available for everyone in the dining room. Continue reading “Day 1 Main Dining Room Menu on the Liberty of the Seas”
It was widely reported yesterday that American Airlines had roughly 15,000 flights in December without a pilot or co-pilot (or both). Apparently, for 3 hours on Friday, November 24 American allowed too many pilots to take time off. Those extra vacation days were from December 17-31. It turned out that pilots wanted to take leave at the holidays just like everybody else, so a sizeable chunk of American’s 200,000 or so December flights were left without a full crew. Things got worse when the pilot’s union objected to American’s solution of offering pilots time and a half to take the flights. Happily, it looks like things may be taking a step in the right direction. Continue reading “Has American Airlines solved its Christmas pilot shortage?”