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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:35 PM
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I understand that Aqua guests are given priority to dine at Blu.
What are the chances of a Concierge level room being able to dine at Aqua -for Bkfst and or dinner --Has anyone been succesful.
The reason I did not book Aqua cabin is thatmost of them are just below the Pool deck and I didnt want the noise distraction.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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I understand that Aqua guests are given priority to dine at Blu.
What are the chances of a Concierge level room being able to dine at Aqua -for Bkfst and or dinner --Has anyone been succesful.
The reason I did not book Aqua cabin is thatmost of them are just below the Pool deck and I didnt want the noise distraction.
Welcome to the Celebrity boards.
No Aqua class = no BLU, with possible exception of suite passengers willing to pay a $5 fee. Concierge class is meaningless as far as access to BLU.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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I understand that Aqua guests are given priority to dine at Blu.
What are the chances of a Concierge level room being able to dine at Aqua -for Bkfst and or dinner --Has anyone been succesful.
The reason I did not book Aqua cabin is thatmost of them are just below the Pool deck and I didnt want the noise distraction.
Absolutely nil chance. Blu is for AQ and for suites (if there is space). No one else. Sorry.....
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:06 PM
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I understand that Aqua guests are given priority to dine at Blu.
What are the chances of a Concierge level room being able to dine at Aqua -for Bkfst and or dinner --Has anyone been succesful.
The reason I did not book Aqua cabin is thatmost of them are just below the Pool deck and I didnt want the noise distraction.
The wording for Blu is really poor where it states they get priority. It actually should say that Blu is the assigned restaurant for AQ patrons. As others have said you cannot eat in Blu if you are in a Concierge cabin and they are extremely strict about it.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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No chance at all. I would not worry about noise and change to an Aqua Class Cabin if still available. We love Blu and always book Aqua Class or a Suite (more than happy to pay $5.00pp) just to be able to eat there
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Just came off the Silhouette yesterday and stayed in AQ. We dined at Blu every night! It was amazing not to mention the staff who were top notch. Everyone including Erlich, Mohammed, Beliz and Ana who were the best! Everyone in Blu is courteous and accommodating . We did hear people in front of us ask if their friends that they are traveling with could eat there. NO. No way, no how. You must be a Aqua Class passenger to eat there. Friends were in a suite and tried to eat there twice. They did eat there but had to wait until there was a table.

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I read this earlier about Blu and like the sound of this.


Dining in Blu..... "is like dining nightly in a specialty restaurant".
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How much is the corkage fee in Blu if you have your own wine ?
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Just did this on the Equinox in March. $25.00 per bottle
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sorry we did eat at the Lawn Grill this time and it was awesome also
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We were booked in AQ, but took the opportunity to upgrade to a suite, but still want to eat in Blu. What would be the best time to try to get a table? We usually eat early, about 6. Will that work? Thanks
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One of the regular posters on here has been in a suite 3 times, but only been able to eat in Blu on one of the cruises.

On our last cruise, 124 of the 130 cabin pax were dining in Blu, and it was VERY busy 7pm to 8pm. You might be lucky if you try early, I would see the maitre'd as soon as possible.

We don't book a suite, as we want to dine in Blu as a certainty.

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We were booked in AQ, but took the opportunity to upgrade to a suite, but still want to eat in Blu. What would be the best time to try to get a table? We usually eat early, about 6. Will that work? Thanks
Your best bet is to try early or late during the dinner service. Hopefully you are able to get in; it seems to vary quite a bit from sailing-to-sailing how easy/difficult it is for suite guests to have dinner in Blu. For breakfast though I have yet to hear of a single case of a suite guest being turned down - so at least that should be a near sure thing.
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We have always been able to get a seat at Blu when we book a suite. Key is you will have to take what they have. First forget the first day cause it's always a mad house. Really early or late works best but be flexible. Talk to the maiterd a day ahead of when you want to go letting him know you'll take any time. If you ask nice they will make it happen. Also tip a little extra above the $5 charge and you will be suprised of how easy you get a seat the next night.



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Thanks for the advice. I think we'll get there when it opens the first night and ask if we can eat at that time every night. We upgraded because I thought it might be our only chance to have a suite as the price dropped below what we have paid for a mini on Princess. This is our first time on Celebrity.
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Just returned from Silhouette and were in S1 Suite - dined in Blu most nights and never had to wait for a table. We usually turned up between 8.00-8.30. Excellent dining experience and would be well worth the cover charge, however we were not charged the additional $5 on any of our visits. No problems for breakfast either - you can turn up any time up to 9.30am on sea days, 9.00am on port days.

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Since Blu is open seating, how do they seat suite passengers based on the current availability without knowing how many AQ pax may yet arrive and when?

Related to that, if we're dining in a specialty restaurant on a given night, at what point should we let the Blu staff know? Is it okay to stop by and let them know on our way to dinner, or do they ideally need to know earlier in the day?

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I was also concerned about the pool above noise. During the day we are out and about, also. At night there are only maybe one or two "pool party" nights...we'll either go to them or accept the noise.

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