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  1. 15 minutes ago, Ferry_Watcher said:

    HI, I have a Classic Beverage Package perk on a spring 2020 cruise.  I know that Celebrity will occasionally offer upgrade sales.  Since my beverage package is a 'free' perk, would I still be able to take advantage of any beverage upgrade offers between now and my cruise?  Any idea when Celebrity traditionally offers these upgrades or package sales?  i.e, Black Friday, etc?  Thanks!

    A year ago I would have said yes but I'm also on a Feb 2020 cruise and have not yet seen any upgrade promos. I got a notice of the new Premium Perks package at a discounted rate but Celebrity would not allow me to upgrade my Classic perk to this package when I called.


  2. 49 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

    Looking through the thread that YOU quoted you ignore the bulk of evidence and see just a post or 2 that were probably proofreading oversights in removing the language from the menu and THEN editorialize that it's not a good thing.  What kind of a response did you expect?

     

    Roy

    I was expecting people who have recently been on HAL sailings to reiterate whether or not HAL is still charging for a second entree on it's ships in the MDR at dinner. I was NOT expecting snarky, snotty comments which has become the norm on these boards by Know it All Keyboard Bullies like yourself.


  3. 18 hours ago, CruiserBruce said:

    What is your source for this latest interpretation? The linked article doesn't support your comments.

     

    Last most of us heard is this was a test, and they didn't extend the test or make it permanent.

    Actually I was referencing "Schmoo here"s response about their experience April 4 & 5th and also TAD2005 comment in my originally referenced post so I'm unsure why are saying that my link doesn't support my statement....You did see the question mark in my OP Line correct? I'm unsure of what's been going on on every cruise since March 31 but came upon these 2 examples so thought I'd put the question out there for legitimate responses not rude critiques.


  4. On 6/3/2019 at 6:05 AM, glf2710 said:

    we have cruised on P&O Britannia - yes the food in the MDR is not so good, but we tend to pay the supplement and eat in Epicurean which is probably on a par with the Michelin star restaurants we have eaten in.

     

    Can anyone let me know what the MDR and speciality food is like.

    I think you'll find Celebrity food a far cry from anything comparable to Michelin star quality, including the surcharge restaurants like Qsine or Tuscan Grille (which I happen to enjoy).  If you are booking a suite you may have a more pleasant experience in Luminae specifically for Suite Guests which I am sure is of higher caliber than normal fare.


  5. 7 hours ago, Bo1953 said:

    Do you know if there is a 'standard' time frame and/or projection for the sales/discounts? If so, what has been your experience in this?

    Throughout most of last summer you could find the 10% discount to upgrade on your cruise planner. It was discussed here for quite a long period and was available for my sailing last July 29th.


  6. If HAL were to implement permanent second entree surcharges and you (or me) decided to dine primarily at the Lido Buffet, would you consider adjusting your automatic tip in favor of directly tipping those servers waiting on your in the buffet? I feel I would.  I’m sorry to the dining room staff where my table/seat was assigned but if HAL can engage in exclusionary practices I can choose to assign to whom my money goes.


  7. On 3/29/2019 at 7:29 PM, CHEZMARYLOU said:

    We are dedicated wine drinkers, along with water.  Since we began sailing in Royal Suites we've always requested 2 bottles of French Champagne in lieu of the liquors, and a bottle of wine in lieu of beer which has been replenished if asked.  Don't even drink many soft drinks unless it is extremely hot and we need a caffeine fix, otherwise we go for water.  Hoping we will still get our preferred beverages on our next 3 cruises.

    Hi there, sorry but forgive my ignorance but in Concierge class rooms you are still paying for liquor in the minibar correct? Even with the drink package?


  8. On 3/30/2019 at 12:34 PM, Copper10-8 said:

     

    No, this "$10 for a 2nd entree" pilot program has not rolled out fleet wide! It is currently being tested on Zuiderdam, Oosterdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, so two different classes of ships, until the end of March - two more days to go

     

    They are actually testing two separate concepts:

    One will offer a menu each night of the sailing offering second entrees for $10; the second will only ask for the extra $10 on Gala Night

     

    Time will tell what's up next with second entrees on HAL 😎

     

     

    I think they really need to re-think this. They serve 4oz lobster tails and are surprised people wants a second? Get real.


  9. On 3/24/2019 at 11:44 AM, Krazy Kruizers said:

    I am going to try and follow all threads on this subject.

     

    I hope the people speak up if they don't like the idea of being charged for a second entree on those ships trying it out.

     

    But one does wonder if this will force more people to the Lido???

    Today I received an email from my HAL personal cruise consultant and I responded letting her know I do not support this trial and I will not be booking another HAL cruise until I learn that it has been discontinued.  I’m interested to see if she responds.


  10. 1 minute ago, cate54 said:

     

    I personally was pleased that the portions seemed smaller. I hate to waste food and I usually ask for small portions. I don't think they will do this fleet wide, but some people over do. My waiter told me that there was a coupe who ordered ALL the entrees each evening, they only took two bites of each. I thought this was a terrible waste. JMHO.

    Please lets keep on topic not discussing dietary/ green preferences.

     

    meanwhile, the idea of smaller entrees and a surcharge for multiples is quite concerning!


  11. Ugh, the sarcasm from most of you on these boards is ridiculous anymore! I’ve read the other post, not all 43 pages because it’s gone off topic and in so many tangents it doesn’t really answer my question. A few sailings prior to February say they’ve experienced this MDR surcharge. There has been no identification if it was on a Specialty dining cruise or normal HAL sailing.   I was hoping for something more current and detailed not people’s opinions on obesity or dining room manners/attire but you all rather be arrogant and nasty in your responses. 


  12. Has this concept been rolled out Fleetwide? Are they trying to get more people to dine in the buffet? If you have actually experienced this on a normal HAL ship please respond. Culinary specialty cruises it’s understandable but extra charges on normal entrees in MDR is the question at hand????


  13. We arrived about 10:15-10:30 on a 4 Nighr spring break cruise  on the Liberty.  There was no wait in line for early/late boarding,  the only difference is they get a zone and we waited in a non-checked priority section which took minutes to process. Agents weren’t even checking your boarding paperwork as they called thru Wedding parties, Platinum, Suite, FTTF categories of boarding.  Secondly once aboard the hallway doors to cabins were locked with signs saying no stateroom entry until 1:30pm and no staff to assist. Luckily at one of the elevator entries I found a regular door giving entry to the stateroom hallway and myself and about 5 others took it. Again no one was around to assist or question us. IMHO it wasn’t organized enough or worth the fee. 

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