Posted February 9th, 2011, 01:48 AM
The Concierge Lounge is mentioned in the materials you have for the Marina, but for a first-person account on the new ship, there is this: tak2, who reported from the Marina this past week, described the Concierge Lounge as having a 32" TV, a coffee machine, two wireless computers, comfortable sofa or sofas, fridge with soft drinks and yoghurt, and best of all, a "very capable concierge" who looks after all the concierge level guests.
I forgot to mention that Concierge lounge also has small sandwiches, cookies until a certain time of the day, plus pastry in the morning. In other words, it offers a light continental breakfast on decks 9 and 11( executive lounge) Magazine rack was empty during maiden voyage, waiting for arrival in Miami to stock up. It is a great gathering place since it is just down the hall from the staterooms ( for deck 9 and 11 passengers) Samantha , concierge, is Oxford educated, well traveled, has a magnetic personality. She has done a wonderful job for many passengers. When the snowstorm forced cancelation of flights for some passengers, she helped them secure alternate arrangements. I felt she almost functioned like a butler, but we had to share her with two three hundred concierge class passengers.
The concierge lounge is a new concept, so things may keep changing. For example, I was told the ship has 8 outlets for breakfast, and I will not be surprised if they simplify food items in the lounge. Count the outlets: GDR, Terrace cafe, Waves grill, Horizons, Executive lounge, Concierge Lounge, Room service, ( still can't think of the eighth)