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Newly released...I love the layout of HC and separate bakery is interesting too. However, I wouldn't want to dine in "cage" with a curtain around me.
Some things really stuck out in the new video:
1> Lots of 2 tops in the MDR available with that bench configuration.
2> The Chef's table could now be served in either of those two central venues (the wine cellar or the lumiere) - wonder if they will offer more per cruise (or perhaps a chef's table light more nights with a similar menu but not the tableside service or tour since that ties up the EC a lot)
3> Crown Grill being combine with Wheelhouse makes the space more flexible, but also could lead to noise issues..
4> I didn't see anything about an IC.. I wonder if the Pastry shop/coffee bar will serve that function.
5> Love the idea of linking Vines and Sabatinis
Loonbeam, I had the same thought about IC. I went back to the first video of Royal that showed the changes in the atrium area. They showed a larger IC and talked about it how it will still be apart of the experience. So we can take a sign of relief that it will still be an option !
Sweet - I too wonder about combining the Wheelhouse and the Crown Grill - thematically good, but it might be difficult to have a quiet dinner with a band playing in the bar. And I like the curtain around the table - if you're into an evening of private dining, that's the way to go.I think it would be awkward just sitting there whilst a curtain makes its way around. You would be able to hear the noise of the MDR, and then enjoy being stared at as the curtain draws back and you get up and walk out.