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Old June 15th, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Old June 15th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Most kids can do this too.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Old July 8th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for this great story. A butler is a wonderful amenity on a cruise. They can assist with all details so that guests are free to enjoy their vacation.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 06:50 PM
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Nice article. We sailed with Azamara last year and our "butler" really was a steward in a nicer uniform. Having said that, he was somewhat more polished, I guess, and he did do a few extra things for us without us even asking. It was kind of a nice touch.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Holland America doesn't have butler service, but they have something better, in my opinion: Concierge Service. If you are fortunate enough to book a Deluxe Suite (or Penthouse -- yikes), the Neptune Lounge and TWO Concierges are at your service. The Concierges are top-notch professionals who handle anything that the Front Office would normally do, and there's no waiting in line. Suite passengers can pop into the Neptune Lounge from about 7:00 am to about 7:00 pm for a latte, a selection of little sandwiches, fruit, or chocolates, the latest HAL brochures, or a good conversation with other suite guests. Best of all, the Concierges are soft-spoken, warm and friendly. We once upgraded a future booking to a suite in order to cruise with an especially wonderful Concierge again. I've never had Butler service, but I think I'd feel like my privacy was being invaded. Not to say I wouldn't try it.
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I love butlers ever since they assisted us with some difficult tasks - I always travel SS1 on Celebrity, hurray for the butlers!


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Holland America doesn't have butler service, but they have something better, in my opinion: Concierge Service.
That is the great thing about NCL, they offer both Concierge and Butler service.

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There is no mention of the Butler and concierge service for Grill suites on Cunard lines. The Cunard ships provide Butlers to all Princess and Queen's Grill staterooms as well that do everything mentioned in this article.

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No Butler in Princess Grill but you do have access to the concierge in the Grill's lounge.
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On our one and only (so far) Celebrity cruise, we splurged and got a suite with butler service! He was a lifesaver! (I wish I could remember his name - he was so sweet.) My husband had forgotten the pants to his suit for formal night and didn't realize it until the morning of our first formal night! Our butler was able to get him a tux. The jacket was a little big, but my hubby didn't mind at all given the lateness of the request. Our butler was so upset that he couldn't get just the perfect fit for DH.

I am starting to plan an Alaskan cruise and I very much want to go on Celebrity again. DH and I will be booked in a suite with a butler and the kids will be across the hall or in a cheaper adjoining room! I know we probably won't get the same butler, but the butler we do get has BIG shoes to fill!
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we have traveled with Princess a few times and never got butler service then we went on Norwegian a few months ago and was surprised to have butler service, was absolutely wonderful we felt like royalty. we tend to put deposits down while on cruises so we will be traveling on princess again this year but after the service we got on Norwegain it will be tough to go back.
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Years ago when we sailed on Princess we had butlers. A few were very good. But on one of the ships -- Grand Princess -- there was a female butler who was more interested in chasing the male butlers than taking care of the cabins/passengers assigned to her.
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