Posted March 1st, 2012, 02:41 AM
We are in one of the aft balcony cabins in a PH3 on Riviera (deck 7) for our upcoming cruise. I know you can be served course by course from any dining room. We have family in a PH3 on deck 10 that we would like to invite to our cabin for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the aft part of the deck.
If we have four of us, is the table on these balconies suitable to seat four? I don't even think these specific rooms support a third berth. I've heard that they will add extra furniture to these balconies. Do you think that they would bring a table to serve the four of us? Or can we just combine all the furniture (which I think will be two tables and four chairs) to make it work?
There is a small table between each of the sets of reclining chairs that you can see here on the veranda of 7130, but neither is of sufficient height to eat a meal comfortably. Similarly, the bistro table inside the Suite, just won't seat four.
I would suggest that you speak to the Hotel Manager on the ship and explain that you would like a larger, exterior grade
, table and chairs for your veranda. Your Butler could
bring in a larger table also, but if you do it that way, the table will typically be removed after your guests leave. The Hotel Manager can arrange for it to be left there for the duration of the cruise.
One other point, when you invite your friends down, be sure that BOTH of your Butlers know what is going on. The Butler from Deck 10, will probably be too far away to offer any assistance, but those guys are adept at trading favors and duties so that one person isn't left carrying the entire load.
Hope that this helped,
Please enjoy your Cruise!