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#21
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Originally posted by South Bay SueB
Club Class must meet the MDR standards of a few years ago. A shame.
Sure seems to be how it appears.

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.
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#22
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Originally posted by towhee
We were on the Ruby in May and were upgraded to a CC mini. Since we had signed up for traditional dining before the upgrade, we decided to stay with it, since we enjoy meeting new people this way. The service in traditional dining was marginal. Our waiters were responsible for two tables of 8, two of 6 and two of 4. Dinner usually took about 90 minutes and quite often they got our orders mixed. One night we had an event that would have interfered with our dinner, so we decided to try CC. What a difference! The waiters told us of the specials each night, although I would have preferred if they had been written out. While we didn't have seat mates, the 2-top next to us was close enough that the four of us were able to talk. We didn't have to wait forever for our food to come. We enjoyed CC two more times during the cruise and decided that it was well worth the extra cost for a CC cabin.
This sounds like they took some staff away from traditional dining to accommodate CC class. I did a mock booking for my 7 day cruise and it was an additional $500 per person between a regular mini suite and a CC mini suite. The rooms were one door away from each other. For that amount of money I can afford to eat in the specialty restaurants, Chefs Table, have a balcony dinner and still come home with change from the $1000. I can't imagine what it would cost for CC on a longer cruise.
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#23
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Originally posted by Skai
Sure seems to be how it appears.

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.
You are dating yourself. You must be a dinosaur.
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#24
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Originally posted by Skai
Sure seems to be how it appears.

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.
In fairness, I have seen fewer and fewer crumbers in land-based restaurants, too.
#25
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Originally posted by Skai
Sure seems to be how it appears.



I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.


They sure pulled them out in May when we were on the Coral! I was really surprised! I just cannot say anything negative about our CC experience. We met lots of new folks in CC and really enjoyed just sitting in the dining room after dinner with drinks or an Irish coffee and chatting.


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#26
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Originally posted by Skai
Sure seems to be how it appears.

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.
I saw it on the Pacific Princess last month.....

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#28
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I was on the Grand April 23 Hawaii cruise and my waiters were confused what the big deal was with it. One waiter laughed and said "so what" they wear a different uniform. No thanks, I will put that money towards another cruise.
#29
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Originally posted by Skai
Sure seems to be how it appears.

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.
Originally posted by Woobstr112G
I saw it on the Pacific Princess last month.....

Bob
I agree with Bob. I can't remember a time when our waiter did not sweep the crumbs. I usually joke that I'm a bit messy.
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Originally posted by Hdnwaters
They sure pulled them out in May when we were on the Coral! I was really surprised! I just cannot say anything negative about our CC experience. We met lots of new folks in CC and really enjoyed just sitting in the dining room after dinner with drinks or an Irish coffee and chatting.


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Same on the Island and the Star last month. One night we chatted with another couple for about three hours, the staff's only concern was if we wanted more coffee. CC is wonderful and we will take advantage of it whenever possible.
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#31
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Originally posted by Skai
Sure seems to be how it appears.

I'm trying to remember the last time I saw a waiter on Princess pull out a 'crumber' to sweep the table-cloth.
Our waiters on our Hawaii Star Princess cruise (anytime dining so several different waiters) did it almost every meal we had. I guess we're just messy.
#32
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Originally posted by msmoger
I agree with Bob. I can't remember a time when our waiter did not sweep the crumbs. I usually joke that I'm a bit messy.
Me too.....

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#33
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Originally posted by Iamcruzin
This sounds like they took some staff away from traditional dining to accommodate CC class. I did a mock booking for my 7 day cruise and it was an additional $500 per person between a regular mini suite and a CC mini suite. The rooms were one door away from each other. For that amount of money I can afford to eat in the specialty restaurants, Chefs Table, have a balcony dinner and still come home with change from the $1000. I can't imagine what it would cost for CC on a longer cruise.
I just checked a previously cancelled cruise (27 days April 2019 Sydney to Los Angeles on the Golden). It was $600.00 more if you chose a mini right next to the CC Minis. If you chose a mini that was further forward of aft, the difference was $1000.00.....

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#34
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The MA (now M1 Club Class) minis have always been more expensive than any other category of mini suite. That's the location we like and book ... the price seems normal to us and not an increase because of CC Dining.
No one seems to feel the price of full suites has increased because of CC Dining.
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#35
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Originally posted by Go-Bucks!
We had a full suite on Celebrity Infinity and loved the food in Blu. But last summer, on the Silhouette, we were in Aqua class and the food in Blu was mediocre. We tried the MDR about halfway through the cruise and liked it much better (especially escargot every night). Won't spend extra for Aqua ever again.
We are elite plus on Celebrity and have had the same experience only once with Aqua class and ironically it was on the Infinity we have subsequently booked Aqua class several times and have had great experiences. We will be trying Club Class Mini in December on the Ruby based upon our stellar experience with Celebrity
#36
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I don't think we'll be routinely booking CC mini's, but did it for our September cruise on the Star for a couple of reasons. One, as someone mentioned, is the prime location. Second and most important, we're finishing up an extensive medical treatment regime and to celebrate want the most stress-free trip possible. Waiting in line for anytime dining or taking our chances with tablemates in traditional dining does not translate to 'stress free' for us. Yes, for the money we could eat in specialty restaurants, but frankly we don't care for the new menu on Sabatini's, and would get bored with the menu eating in Crown Grill every night for 15 nights.
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#37
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Originally posted by cruzsnooze
The difference in price doesn't warrant the small perk especially if you're elite status. On a seven night cruise we could eat every night in a specialty restaurant and still pay less had we paid for a club class mini VS a regular mini. Since it comes with a full suite it might be a good perk but not if it costs extra as with a mini suite.
I totally agree with that and for that reason, it has no appeal to me.
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#38
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We did club class our last cruise and enjoyed the experience so much we have it booked for our next. Don't get me wrong, we are NOT suite people, there are 4 of us sharing our WS. WHY? Because it's only $100 more per person for the WS compared to two insides and we'll easily use that in laundry services.

Do I want to share a room with my adult daughters? Nope, but I will for a suite and club class. As I keep saying, I'd stay in a crew members closet to be on a cruise!
#39
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Originally posted by justafem
We did club class our last cruise and enjoyed the experience so much we have it booked for our next. Don't get me wrong, we are NOT suite people, there are 4 of us sharing our WS. WHY? Because it's only $100 more per person for the WS compared to two insides and we'll easily use that in laundry services.

Do I want to share a room with my adult daughters? Nope, but I will for a suite and club class. As I keep saying, I'd stay in a crew members closet to be on a cruise!
I like the way you think.....

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#40
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Originally posted by msmoger
I agree with Bob. I can't remember a time when our waiter did not sweep the crumbs. I usually joke that I'm a bit messy.
They always comment when sweeping the crumbs that they are for their chickens! Try not to be too messy. It is the rolls that make the mess! YUMMO!