I was expecting a table-side cooked pasta, but was completely wrong. Every night was a spin on one of the mains in the dining room, the night they had shrimp, we had HUGE scallops, with polenta (who knew corn grits could be so decedent? RAVE). Another night, main had sirloin steak, while we received New York strip. Every single night was an amazing surprise. One time our food and beverage supervisor Nicola, had planned an entree, but the protein wasn't up to his standard, so was changed after ordering. Everything was cooked to perfection, hot foods HOT, cold foods ICY.
Our smallest whim was immediately addressed. One night I wanted the brussel sprouts from a different entree as my appetizer. Nicola had the servers bring fresh brussel sprouts and cooked them for me, another night I wanted extra asparagus. Same situation.
We used to go to the crown grill several times during the cruise, now we only go to the free suite one on the first night as the club class dining was so impressive.
Don't get me wrong, I felt like an impostor. We are working class, but since we discovered the window suites, those are cheaper than most mini-suites, with 1 1/2 times the size, and 3 times the size of a standard inside or oceanview, no balcony, but I'd rather have the space inside. We travel with at least one of our adult children (next cruise has both of them, I guess we'll figure out the sleeping arrangements).
I burst the zipper on my dress on a formal night, moments after we were seated, never felt more redneck. Nylon side zipper, you know how easy they pop. Ate dinner, with a napkin tucked into my underarm. Returned the napkin after going back to the room and easily popping the zipper back. What's strange is the dress was looser than it's been in years, I guess when I picked up my dropped napkin it was the wrong angle.
But I'm getting off track. Club Class, LOVE IT. Then again, I'd sleep in a crew members closet to get on a ship!