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Lido/buffet hours-dinner

suer182

Forum Manager
Staff member
#5
Thank-you both. Guess we will find out once we get on the ship.

When we sailed the Noordam it was 8:00 pm SHARP.
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#6
On all the ships that we have been on over the last few months -- the Lido dinner has been from 5:30 - 8 PM -- and everything is now ALL buffet.

And I have heard a lot of complaints about the food not being hot -- being mushy -- and no trays to get everything back to the table.

The open dining feature on the lower level of the dining room is from 5:15 - 9 PM. You can make reservations for 2 days at a time.
 

Corky

Well-Known Member
#8
So I have a question...if the hours are 5:30 - 8 in the Lido for dinner....does that mean that the buffet totally closes down at 8 pm and then doesn't reopen until morning?

I've not sailed Hal, but I thought buffets, in general, stayed open 24 hrs, sometimes with very limited food, but 24 hours nonetheless.

Thnx!
 

suer182

Forum Manager
Staff member
#9
Corky from what I recall from the Noordam the buffet closed at 8:00 pm SHARP. The crew wanted to go home, long drive and traffic :). I have never experienced faster clean up service than we did that night we ate there.

CRS if it opened later for snackies or anything of that sort. Room service is an option.

Things change faster on cruise lines than I typo so who knows what they will do tomorrow.

welcome home KK
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#10
Thank you everyone!!

HAL does not keep a buffet open 24 hours a day on any ship.

There is a snack time -- little food -- from 11 PM until Midnight.

Or you can order from room service:

Available 24 hours:

Smoked Atlantic Salmon - pickled red onion, capers & cream cheese

Mesclun Garden Greens - tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts & blue cheese crumbles

Triple Decker Club Sandwich - sliced turkey, ham, bacon, tomato & lettuce served on toasted bread of your choice

All American Hamburger - broiled 1/4 pound beef patty on a sesame bun with dill pickle & coleslaw - add cheddar or Swiss cheese

Open faced Omelet - ham & cheese or vegetables

Selection of assorted cheese with crackers

Apple tart with whipped cream

Chocolate cake with raspberry sauce

A plate of chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk

Fruit salad - selected fruits in season
 

Corky

Well-Known Member
#11
Thnx Suer and KK. I'll just start with the 1st two items on the room service menu and work my way down "if" I get hungry after 8/8:30. :D
 

ShipMaven

Forever Remembered
#12
Anyone aware of the current hours for dinner?
Suer - this is straight from the person in charge of dining matters on Veendam. The Lido is open for DINNER from 5:30 to 8:30pm. And it IS strictly buffet - no more table service - as KK pointed out. There are no more trays in the Lido on the ships (plural) either.

"As You Wish" dining on the Lower Level of the Dining Room is 5:15pm to 9:00pm on Veendam.

Again, this info comes directly from the person in charge of Veendam.
 

Calgon1

Awaiting results of mental evaluation
#13
Here's what I've collected from HAL and VTG website ...
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Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Two formal nights; others resort attire. Shorts and swim wear not permitted.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 noon – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Early - 5:45 p.m. (upper level) or 6:15 p.m. (lower level), Late – 8:00 p.m. (upper level) or 8:30 p.m. (lower level)

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest
Dress Code: Formal
Surcharge: Yes, $20 per person
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
Cuisine: Assorted Buffet
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Check onboard for hours

Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service
Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Formal
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: check onboard for hours

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To that we can add -

Room Service: 24-hour room service is just a phone call away (Krazy gave us a partial list ...)(Thanks KK!)

Slice: The pizzaeria venue on Lido Deck, aft as part of the Retreat.

Terrace Grill; Adjacent to the Family Pool

Taco & Faijta Bar: Adjacent to the Terrace Grill

High Tea: In the Rotterdam Dining Room

hor'devoures: In the lounges during the pre-dinner hour
 

Krazy Kruizers

Holland America Specialist
#14
Here's what I've collected from HAL and VTG website ...
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Rotterdam Dining Room: features impeccable service and an extensive wine list. Five-course menus include continental cuisine, vegetarian and low-carb options
Cuisine: Continental
Dress Code: Two formal nights; others resort attire. Shorts and swim wear not permitted.2 formal nights on 7 day cruises -- 3 on 10 day cruises -- 4 on 14 day cruies -- etc.
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes Fixed dining does not require a reservation. Also the open seating does not require a reservation unless you choose to do so -- you can make reservations for 2 nights at a time from 5:15 - 6:15 and from 7:30 - 9 PM. The time in between -- no reservations.
Hours
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. On sea days the dining room will not open until 8 AM -- we have been on a couple of ships when they did not open for breakfast until 8:30!! Port days -- tends to differ on some ships -- anywhere from 6:30 AM - 8 AM!!
Lunch: 11:30 noon – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Early - 5:45 p.m. (upper level) or 6:15 p.m. (lower level), Late – 8:00 p.m. (upper level) or 8:30 p.m. (lower level) Fixed seating on the Upper Level is at 5:45 and 8 PM -- but on our recent Zuiderdam cruise -- fixed seating was at 5:30 and 7:45 PM. The lower level of the dining room is now Open Seating from 5:15 - 9 PM.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Sterling Silver beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated "Excellent" by Wine Spectator - as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest -- GONE!!
Dress Code: Formal --GONE -- we have seen people dine for dinner in JEANS!!! And nothing was said to them.
Surcharge: Yes, $20 per person If you are a Four Star Mariner -- it is only $10 per person.
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Times are now 5:30 - 9:30 -- have been since HAL introduced the "As You Wish Dining" concept about 1 1/2 years ago.

Lido Restaurant: offers a relaxed ambiance for all three meals and features a variety of fresh, cooked-to-order specialties
Cuisine: Assorted Buffet
Dress Code: Casual
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: No
Hours
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Check onboard for hours

Canaletto: an evening venue for Italian fare adjacent to the Lido Restaurant and offering waiter service
Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Formal
Surcharge: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Hours
Dinner only: check onboard for hours

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To that we can add -

Room Service: 24-hour room service is just a phone call away (Krazy gave us a partial list ...)(Thanks KK!)

Slice: The pizzaeria venue on Lido Deck, aft as part of the Retreat.Not on all ships.

Terrace Grill; Adjacent to the Family Pool

Taco & Faijta Bar: Adjacent to the Terrace Grill

High Tea: In the Rotterdam Dining Room

hor'devoures: In the lounges during the pre-dinner hourDon't count on them -- most of the time they don't have them ready -- mostly in the Crow's Nest and Ocean Bar -- rarely in the Explorer's Lounge -- not available in any other bar.
Hope I have cleared up a few things here.