Posted October 15th, 2017, 10:19 AM
We were lucky enough to nab a GS on Explorer of the Seas for a great price. I have been busy trawling this site to familiarize myself with the various extra perks to the point where confusion is setting in !!! We have decided not to get a drink package and will avail ourselves of the Happy Hour drinks in the special room. Does anyone have a menu of what's available ?? Also are there any internet perks for suite passengers ?? I understand there are different eating areas for us - is this only breakfast and lunch ?? Is there anything we should not miss as this may be our one and only time in a suite ??? !!!!
I have sailed on Explorer in GS1584 on deck 10, but not from Sydney, it was the first sailing to Australia Singapore to Perth nearly 2 years ago. It was my only RC cruise so far unfortunately and likely to be the only time I'll ever get to be in a suite
. We were 3 friends and the upgrade was a gift from one of us. (nice friend huh!)
We could eat breakfast (made to order) in Chops grill, the Concierge lounge was opened about 2 - 3 hours in the evening (from what I remember) so if you timed dinner well you could have a pre-dinner drink, walk out of the lounge with a drink in your hand to take to dinner and then pop back in for a pre theatre drink. The concierge was great, nothing was too much trouble and he had a couple of cupboards of DVDs you could borrow if you just wanted a quiet night in. He would escort us to the front of the line for tenders, to prime theatre seats, it was really lovely yo feel special. A FULL menu for the next days lunch & dinner in the dinning room was left in your suite the night before so if you wished you could order room service. At the time, I don't know if they since changed it, our suite card let us in to the Diamond Lounge as well. We didn't use that during their 'happy hours' as it was often full, but it had a really nice outdoor area behind it where we could sit in a shaded area and talk, perhaps play cards/games that was quite quiet and they served light snacks and afternoon tea etc. There was a bar just outside it if we wanted a drink while we sat there. The concierge lounge is 'inside' and has no windows. The VIP pool area is very nice but there is absolutely no shade, so was hardly used.
The same friend went on the Voyager in March (South pacific) again in a suite which you probably know is the sister ship, exactly the same, just a metre shorter I think so if you have any specific questions I'd be happy to ask her and report.
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