On the first night of my cruise, my mom and sister arranged to have a birthday cake for me at dinner in the Atlantic Diningroom. Our head waitress, NaNa, was wonderful. She only had two more cruises left on her contract after this one, and was heading home to the Ukraine by the end of July. At one point–without waiting for us to ask–she took my Flip and started taping so that I could get in the shot. Our assistant waiter was Gusti from Indonesia. You can see them both in this video, singing Happy Birthday:
I also shared a nice bottle of red wine (Fetzer Cabernet Sauvignon) with Aunt Carole. As for dinner, the portions were smaller than I’ve had on other cruise lines, but the food itself was wonderful.