Posted October 12th, 2017, 11:05 PM
We just did Club Class on the Star Princess and loved the experience - found it very relaxing and just what we needed on this particular cruise. There are several benefits: first is cabin location - mid-ship convenience. For us, the real benefit was the uncrowded, very attentive and efficient service, with tables spaced further apart than in the MDR. We never waited to be seated, and usually had a premium window table. The menu is the basic MDR menu with the addition of 1 or 2 special items at each meal. These special items are usually, but not always, prepared on a special cart in the dining room. This is really not 'table-side' preparation as was sometimes advertised, but it is easily visible in the relatively small dining area. Specials at various meals included an exceptional Penne Pasta Carbonara, a Chateaubriand, a Sea Bass dish, blueberry pancakes, mushroom frittata, etc. Most of the comments I've read from people who have sailed in Club Class have been very positive, but a few have reported disappointing experiences.
As much as we enjoyed the experience, it can be overpriced and we'll only do it again if the price is right and we feel the need for a particularly relaxing, no-stress experience. For $210 per person, I'd definitely do it unless you're talking about a very short cruise.
Cruising since 1977.