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About CoffeeGoddess

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Vegas, baby!
  • Interests
    Dance, music, wine, books, cocktails,and good coffee
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Right now NCL since they have the studios and I travel solo.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    All of them

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  1. CoffeeGoddess

    Solo Lounge Question

    So it's the Studio lounge, not a solo lounge since it's for the people in the studio cabins not solo travelers. Now on some of the ships they do bring the solo group meeting down into the studio lounge the first time it meets but they meet up in one on the bars to start usually. Sometimes they prop open the studio lounge doors for the solo meeting so that solo'snot in the studios can get in for those at that time. The solo coordinator usually will help set up times for group things like specialty dining or MDR or other events such as shows but they are not a concierge nor do they set up things for individuals. Most of the time you will meet with the solo group and they set up things during that meeting, sometimes there are sheets in the lounge you can sign up for. It all depends on the ship and who is the coordinator. Solo group meeting times are posted in the daily planner.
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    Demographics of "Studio Cabin" Guests?

    I really like the Studio Lounges. By the way, we have a roll call for that sailing here:
  3. Ship - Imagination Deck - 4 Riviera Stateroom # - R141 Stateroom Category – 4B Inside Starboard or Port Side - Starboard Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – Fairly quiet but I did have some party people a couple of rooms down that I could hear when they we were whooping it up. I always bring ear plugs for just such an occasion and they worked fine. Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? - No Any specific problems with this cabin? - There is a pole in the room so it may be a bit tight getting around it when the beds are together. I could see though that when the beds would be separated there would be plenty of room to move around it. Any other comments? - This is a sideways room as you can see on the pictures. There was a bit of a sewage smell from the bathroom on the second night but it cleared up the next day. i have a video up on Youtube as well here: Room Tour
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    There's a specific format the date needs to be in for it to show up on the "Find Your Roll Call" list. That's probably why it is isn't showing there but there is this: You could also look back at your posts and find it that way, as with any of your previous posts.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    I saw the little bowls of the nuget type treats and the chocolate on the pillows but I probably missed the chocolates so can't confirm if they do or not.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Some shots from around the Yacht Club complex. It was a really beautiful place and I was glad to have it when I couldn't walk around very much.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Here's some of the treats that were set out in the Topsail Lounge during the day. The ham and cheese pastries in the afternoon were one of my favorites. Yes, that is a little baked potato with bacon & sour cream above.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Bistro la Boheme menu and they did confirm they were no longer serving any food.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Pool Bar menus were all the same that I could see.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Champagne Bar, which had some of my favorite cocktails. Here's the tower of seafood from the food menu. It was pretty good.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Next up is the Sports Bar.
  12. CoffeeGoddess

    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Okay, let me get the menus I took pictures of up here. Looks like I hit the YC so I"ll do the Champagne Bar, Sports Bar, Pool Bars, Bistro la Boheme. and Venchi. First off is Venchi. As I stated I was able to get all of the cocktails, coffee, and hot chocolate with no issues with the YC package I had. I did not try to get any of the "experiences"so cannot say as to if they were included or not.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Thank you, I hope it clears up quickly too. Yes, the Welcome bar was the one with the craft and smoky cocktails.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    Back home with an aching toe and the cruise crud. I'll probably finish this up with some pictures of the menus and other things in the next couple of days since I'm feeling so crappy but here are my general impressions. Overall it's a very pretty ship with a horrible layout. Even when I was able to escape mom I really didn't have an urge to wander around the ship like I did on the others I've been on. With them having venues in the walking area it was a pain to get from one area to the next sometimes. The closed off venues and a lot of the bars didn't have service until later in the afternoon on sea days. The two buffets, while a good idea in theory they were not used very well in practice. I never did actually make it the small one on 16 even though it was on our floor. Basically because you couldn't get to it easily. The specialty restaurants were forward and right off the YC and elevators but there was no way to get past them to the rest of the deck. The smaller buffet was also only open for breakfast and lunch and closed for dinner. But the larger buffet on 8 only had one side, the front, and part of the back area open during dinner so it was pretty packed on occasion. There also wasn't as much variety on the buffet as I was used to with Norwegian, dinner in particular. I really didn't care too much for their thermal suite. It was too closely packed on the inside and actually pretty dark. While they did have an exterior area that had loungers and a hot tub, there was no place to sit inside to look out except in the waiting area. The exterior area was totally exposed to the upper decks, as you can see in some of my pictures on Instagram and when I'll post them here. I did like that they had loungers in their salt room as opposed to that horribly uncomfortable bench in NCL's salt room. I didn't even like their waterfront area because the majority of it had high glass walls that went well above the railings instead of stopping at them. Only back on the aft did they they come down to normal railing height. it also felt very underutilized since even though a couple of venues backed up to it they did not have any outside bars except at the buffet. I really liked the aft pool area but didn't get out there much since it was a pain to get to it from the front. The Yacht Club area was great and where we spent most of our time. It did take a little long sometimes to get a drink since they didn't want you ordering from the bar tenders and waiting for your drink unless you were sitting at the bar. That's basically my only complaint. Service was otherwise great and I enjoyed trying the little snacks they had out in the Lounge and some of the grill items for lunch and breakfast instead of doing the restaurant. If I had been traveling alone I probably would have spent more time in the Champagne Bar and up at Wine and Cocktails (Welcome Bar). Those were the two places with the types of friendly, bantering bartenders I was used to.
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    Seaside 12.08.18 with mom live-ish

    I didn't ask.