Posted April 16th, 2018, 03:04 PM
Actually we have already experienced Club Class dining when in a suite and agree with all the positive comments
until I found myself in the situation of having to be waitlisted for a suite, I had never looked at the difference in cost between a normal mini-suite and a Club Class mini and was surprised that the difference was greater than the cost of dining EVERY NIGHT in the Crown Grill
whilst I appreciate the benefits of Club Class dining, IMHO the benefits do not compare with the experience of either The Crown Grill or Sabatini’s.
So given the choice between paying £1000 extra for a Club Class mini-suite or £600 to eat in The Crown Grill every night, The Crown Grill wins hands down every time.
On the subject of your last paragraph where you say that Club Class dining enhances the suite experience, then I have to disagree. This was discussed at the time Club Class was introduced and a number of people, including myself, observed that, under the old system, suite passengers were generally unofficially assigned a reserved designated table in Anytime Dining and could therefore enjoy the equivalent benefits of Club Class dining and enjoy the company of friends irrespective of their cabin grade. However that is another subject and not relevant to my original observation that for Elites in mini-suites there are better and cheaper dining options than paying for Club Class.
Since you have experienced Club Dining then you will know for sure what is best for you. If the location of the Club Dining Minisuite are of no value to you, then it should be a easy decision for you.
Even if you get the suite, I would think Princess would allow you to have a table in the regular Anytime dining room, so you can dine with your friends. You are correct, we will have to agree to disagree on whether Club Dining enhances the Suite experience. For me, it does.
Enjoy your B2B cruises.