It is my understanding that the Concierge lounge will not be available to passengers during the 2008 Crossing or the 2008 World Cruise. It is said to be available by group reservation only...for special events. There will be a booking charge.
I will miss the lounge, as it offered a quiet corner to read, access the internet, speak with other passengers who were also enjoying the full World Cruise, and have a snack in place of a full noon meal...all in one location. The hostess was extremely helpful in planning shore excursions, providing maps, etc.