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I booked my cruise last night and my very first order of business was finding a place on the Chef's Table! I have nearly always read on here that you booked the Chef's Table in advance by visiting JH's blog (which I did first) but then I began reading from people who waited up to 20 weeks and still had not had a confirmed booking. Some people suggested that it was faster to email the steakhouse, but I did not have this option because I am sailing on the Ecstasy and there is no steakhouse. So here's a tip for you Fantasy class ship-goers. I emailed the Maitre'D about my request and within only a few HOURS I got this reply:

 

"Booking Confirmed:

 

Dear Mrs. B____

 

Thank you for booking the Chef’s Table.

 

Your reservation request for 2 Guests is confirmed.

Should your plans change, please keep us advised at ecmaitred@carnival.com

 

We look forward to serving you!

 

Best Regards (...)"

 

Just thought I would share! I don't know if this is widely known or not but I haven't seen it yet. :D

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how did you find the email address for the matre'd? I would like to email the matre'd on the Pride for our cruise.

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how did you find the email address for the matre'd? I would like to email the matre'd on the Pride for our cruise.

 

 

We are traveling on the Pride in April and I was successful in getting a Chef's Table reservation by emailing the steakhouse.

 

The address is prsteakhouse@carnival.com.

I hope that this is helpful.

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I had the same problem contacting John about the Chef's Table on the Conquest. So after asking CC I sent the email below to cqsteakhouse at carnival com.

 

I got a reply in 24 hours.

 

 

 

This is the info they need.

 

 

I would like to make reservations for 2 for the Chef's Table.

 

Guest Information:

 

First Name: xxx

 

Last Name: xxx

 

Email Address: xxx

 

 

 

Sailing Information:

 

Booking Number: xxxxx

 

Ship: Carnival Conquest

 

Sail Date: xx/xx/xx

 

Cabin Number: xxx

 

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email XXsteakhouse at carnival dot com

 

Ship codes

 

CQ Conquest

DE Destiny

DR Dream

EC Ecstacy

FA Fantasy

FS Fascination

FD Freedom

GL Glory

IM Imagination

IS Inspiration

LE Legend

LI Liberty

MI Miracle

PA Paradise

SE Sensation

SP Spirit

SL Splendor

TI Triumph

VA Valor

VI Victory

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Ditto for the Liberty!

You need to know the 2-letter code for each ship to get the correct email, seems its the first 2 letters although I'm not sure (ec, pr, etc.). There it is in the post above, I type slow.

Edited by mondello

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I suspect that for ships without steakhouses, you need the ship code and "maitred" in the first half of the e-mail address.

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I suspect that for ships without steakhouses, you need the ship code and "maitred" in the first half of the e-mail address.

 

Correct. If you are sailing Fantasy class, you'll have to email the Maitre'D, not the steakhouse. Use the email _ _ maitred@carnival.com. The two blanks will house your ships code, usually the first two letters of the ship's name. Ex. ECmaitred@carnival.com.. (EC for the Ecstasty).

 

The only exception I believe is for Fascination and Fantasy and I can't recall which is which at the moment.

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Same for the Destiny..I really wanna do the Chef's Table as a surprise for my honey!

 

It should be demaitred@carnival.com.

 

SIDE NOTE: Be sure to get to your cabin before they do and snatch up the invitation in your stateroom before your honey sees it!!!!

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I had the same problem contacting John about the Chef's Table on the Conquest. So after asking CC I sent the email below to cqsteakhouse at carnival com.

 

Ship codes

 

CQ Conquest

DE Destiny

DR Dream

EC Ecstacy

FA Fantasy

FS Fascination

FD Freedom

GL Glory

IM Imagination

IS Inspiration

LE Legend

LI Liberty

MI Miracle

PA Paradise

SE Sensation

SP Spirit

SL Splendor

TI Triumph

VA Valor

VI Victory

 

I have heard similar things from people who have had success emailing the steakhouses. This post was intended for people who are sailing on Fantasy class ships because they do not have steakhouses, therefore no steakhouse email. But thank you for the Code list. It is the same for emailing the Maitre'D.

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I booked my cruise last night and my very first order of business was finding a place on the Chef's Table! I have nearly always read on here that you booked the Chef's Table in advance by visiting JH's blog (which I did first) but then I began reading from people who waited up to 20 weeks and still had not had a confirmed booking. Some people suggested that it was faster to email the steakhouse, but I did not have this option because I am sailing on the Ecstasy and there is no steakhouse. So here's a tip for you Fantasy class ship-goers. I emailed the Maitre'D about my request and within only a few HOURS I got this reply:

 

"Booking Confirmed:

 

Dear Mrs. B____

 

Thank you for booking the Chef’s Table.

 

Your reservation request for 2 Guests is confirmed.

Should your plans change, please keep us advised at ecmaitred@carnival.com

 

We look forward to serving you!

 

Best Regards (...)"

 

Just thought I would share! I don't know if this is widely known or not but I haven't seen it yet. :D

 

i never understood why anyone went through anyone to get their reservations. a lot easier to directly contact the correct people yourself, and it's a lot faster, and even accurate.

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I still havn't heard back from John. I want to email the steakhouse or Maitre'D but I'm not sure what the 2 letter code is for the Magic. Does anyone know for sure? Thanks, Kathy

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I am fond of John but three times could not get a response for the Chef's table from him. I secured all three reservations emailing the steakhouse. Nothing against John, just like to get all my ducks lined up without worry and waiting.

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What is the cost for the Captains table? I am assuming there is an extra charge.

Edited by wr813

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I'm booked for the Breeze Jan 2013. I'm guessing I have to wait until she starts service this summer before I can book?

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haven't heard about Chefs table, can someone elaborate? do they have this when you do a shorter 4 day cruise?

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Send the request about 4 CDT

Just recieved this:

 

Thank you for booking the Chef’s Table for the Carnival Magic.

Your reservation request for 2 Guests is confirmed.

Once aboard contact The Prime Steakhouse for the details.

Should your plans change, please keep us advised at mcsteakhouse@carnival.com

We look forward to serving you!

Eva Kiss

Steakhouse Manager, Carnival Magic

Carnival Cruise Lines

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