Black Label Complementary Dinner

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#1
Florida
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Hello All!

I heard that the complementary dinners for Black Label members are no longer from a fixed menu. Now we can choose any and all items from the regular menu.

Can someone confirm?

Cheers.
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#3
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We are just off the Divina and redeemed our "Black" dinner certificate in Eataly. We were given the regular menu and told to choose an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert.

I choose a pasta and my husband choose a salad for the app. The server said the portions were large and suggested we share them -- she divide them on plates for each of us. It worked well. We had PLENTY of food and actually skipped dessert.
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#4
France
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I've heard that for Eataly on Divina, but Divina is exceptional in many ways. Other restaurants on other ships may still be using a limited menu. That was the case at the Tex Mex restaurant on Splendida in February, for example, but things may have changed since then, too.
#5
Florida
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SO it seems to be true, at least in the Divina. Thank you both for your replies.

We sail the Divina in May so we are happy to have additional choices.

Thank You.
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#6
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On Fantasia 5 weeks ago you could only choose from a limited fixed menu in the Tex Mex.
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#7
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Is the "Black" complimentary dinner a perk you get if you are in a top tier club with another cruise line? We are Diamond with Royal and Ive just filled out the form to get matching club status as we may be sailling Divina this year.
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Originally posted by kimala
Is the "Black" complimentary dinner a perk you get if you are in a top tier club with another cruise line? We are Diamond with Royal and Ive just filled out the form to get matching club status as we may be sailling Divina this year.
Yes. It is a Black perk. Dinner for two at either Eataly or Galaxy.

By the way, Eataly is open for lunch on sea days, and the perk can be used then also.
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Thank you...that is a nice perk especially if one is on a budget and might otherwise not get to visit a specialty restaurant. Im excited...hope we can swing it.
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Originally posted by lifeasme123
Curious. Is this perk for all MSC ships or just Divina? Do they provide the certificate on the ship?
Not sure if it applies to the entire fleet, but yes, the certificate was delivered to our cabin.

AND if both you and your cabinmate are BLACK level in the Voyages Club, you will each get a certificate for dinner for two.
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#12
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On Splendida we didn't receive any certificates for the specialty meal (or for the 1-hr spa visit). People who didn't know about these perks already probably missed out.
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Originally posted by marti2282
Not sure if it applies to the entire fleet, but yes, the certificate was delivered to our cabin.

AND if both you and your cabinmate are BLACK level in the Voyages Club, you will each get a certificate for dinner for two.
If you are traveling single can you use the certificate on two different nights for your dinner?
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#14
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Originally posted by pmfan
If you are traveling single can you use the certificate on two different nights for your dinner?
Interesting question. I don't know, though.
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Originally posted by hawkeyetlse
On Splendida we didn't receive any certificates for the specialty meal (or for the 1-hr spa visit). People who didn't know about these perks already probably missed out.
Same on Fantasia in February. Cruise Consultant was very poor - to put it mildly! And the Black Card event was a joke!
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#16
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Originally posted by pmfan
If you are traveling single can you use the certificate on two different nights for your dinner?
On Royal Caribbean I do it all the time, so it depends how flexible they are.
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#17
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Originally posted by marti2282
Yes. It is a Black perk. Dinner for two at either Eataly or Galaxy.

By the way, Eataly is open for lunch on sea days, and the perk can be used then also.
Which one would you recommend Eataly or Galaxy?
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#18
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So I'll pose a corollary to the sailing solo question -- my hubby and Stepson are both Black (I am wee Gold); could we go as a threesome twice but SHARE the food for 2? or go as a 3 but order 4 apps, 4 entrees? Just a thought
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#19
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Originally posted by pmfan
If you are traveling single can you use the certificate on two different nights for your dinner?
No - you only get one dinner for two - not 2 dinners. If a couple are both black card they get one dinner for 2 each - hence 2 evenings to enjoy.
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#20
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Originally posted by caribbeanboy
Which one would you recommend Eataly or Galaxy?
I recommend Galaxy over Eataly. I've also noticed from reviews that Galaxy wins out with others, too.
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