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Talisi

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  1. And when you go remember this, "It is a marathon not a race." In the kitchen you will eat approximately five small appetizers. At the dinner table one of the first things will be a risotto. There is a chance that if you eat it all you will eat very little of the remainder of the dinner. Pace yourself, drink a little wine, talk with your dinner companions and enjoy the experience.
  2. And on disembarkation day you will meet in the concierge lounge and when it is your time they will escort you to the gangway to priority area.
  3. You definitely want to utilize the concierge lounge. On the Regal it is located on the Riveria deck (deck 14) aft midships. It is in the area of the R6?? suites. Do not worry about calling the dine line or going to the restaurant about reservations. After boarding go straight to the concierge lounge and ask them to make any reservations that you want. All of the specialty dining is crowded on that night and they will make your reservation for another night. They seem to have the correct contacts to get almost anything you need. They can check on excursions and also have personal information on what to see and how to use local transportation in all of the ports. As others have said they have pastries, fruit and coffee and juices in the morning and sandwiches and cookies in the afternoon. For us it will become another of the best suite perks.
  4. Also do not pass on the specialty dining you will get on embarkation day. You can ask for it to be changed and that request is normally granted. And the breakfast might be the best perk you get for being in a suite, just be sure to check the hours as they are different on port and sea days.
  5. and you can also add the Concierge room and person on the Royal class of ships. Only for full suite passengers.
  6. Thank you skynight. This is exactly what I needed. Very helpful.
  7. Thank you. Do you know which restaurant has the Suite passengers breakfast? Also which dining room has the club class dining area?
  8. Dining choices on the Emerald list Sabatini's but when looking at the deck plans I cannot locate it. Anyone able to tell me what deck it is on?
  9. We just returned from the Regal at the end of August and the Captain announced that the new beds would begin to be placed on the ship after the transatlantic and during the Florida cruises.
  10. We have done it twice, on the Diamond and just a week ago on the Regal. Both were amazing experiences. At some point either before or at the beginning people have notified the chef that they have allergies to certain foods. In both cases substitutions were made. After our first experience in which I tried to finish everything I made up my mind that I would treat the dinner as a marathon instead of a race. The goal is not to eat everything but to be still enjoying everything at the end.As someone else mentioned try everything because you may be surprised. As a note for those booking future cruises both the Chef and the Maitre'd from the Regal will be moving to the Enchanted next year.
  11. As others have said, get to know your cabin steward and waiters. Cash is important to them because the one big expense they have onboard is the internet. They have to pay approximately $60 a month and that is their link to family back home. We also like to add a personal touch by learning simple phrases to say to them. On our recent cruise that phrase was for the Filipino staff. It is, "Maraming Salamat Po", which means "Thank you very much". Sometimes I think that when I say these phrases in my southern drawl that their smile is a laugh at my pronunciation but I enjoy talking with them. Also the staff has started reminding guests that answering the email survey and listing their names and work areas provides them with a greater chance of promotions and pay raises.
  12. We were recently told that it was in development and would be instituted on the Royal class. Thanks for the information. We were also told that all cabins TV's would become touch screen and that Medallions were being studied to allow access to more than one location. This ability would stop full suite guests from having a key card to get into the concierge lounge.
  13. The current Full Suite amenities https://www.princess.com/downloads/pdf/ships/PrincessSuite_eFlyer.pdf On disembarkation on the Royal class you meet and wait in the Concierge lounge and are escorted down to the gangway when it is your turn to leave. If the cruise only has one embarkation / disembarkation port you also can get room service that morning which is a full suite only perk.
  14. After reading all of the posts, I would like to say that the originators question of Suite perks and club class are two different things. Everyone in a full suite or in a club class mini suite gets club class as a dinner and if open lunch in a specified dining room. Onboard the Regal that dining room is the Concerto and whats nice is that normally you do not have to wait but as one poster said, "Go to Crooners and we will come get you" works great especially now with the medallion. Whats different on the menu? On lobster tail night for all dining rooms, club class had a additional offer of Lobster Thermidor and it was fantastic. Some nights the additional dish comes from the galley and on others one of the Matre'Ds cooks at a rolling station. Now as far as full Suite perks aboard a Royal class, there a additional versus the rest of the fleet. The concierge on deck 14 is staffed on embarkation day to help you with anything. Changes in dinners, tours, celebrations you name it and it is probably possible. The written policy of a complimentary specialty dining on embarkation night can be changed to another night during the cruise. A request for Chef's table, on the Royal class Luminere can be made by them, ship tours, like I said just ask, and the other thing mentioned before you are not standing in a line along with a large number of other persons. Need a additional umbrella then pick one up at the door.A plate of cookies and brownies for that afternoon snack or maybe some small snack sandwiches, just serve yourself. So if you are going on a cruise to enjoy yourself both on and off the ship book at least a club class or if you can get a good price a full suite.
  15. What has been anyone's experience when letting Princess assign your cabin at a later date during booking? Are you contacted? Do they offer upgrades? Any information is helpful.
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