lopat08865 Posted September 5, 2013 #1 Share Posted September 5, 2013 Am hoping to take advantage of Premium Beverage Package to match wines with courses during MDR [we're Select but might consider switch to Traditional; not sure if that makes a difference]. Never having cruised X, I'm not really sure how likely such a plan would play out. Do we ask for the sommelier and inform him/her of our wishes, or help in recommendations? If so, when? Will the sommelier actually serve us, or will he merely instruct our waiter of his/her selections, and then the waiter takes it from there? Also, how have you found the wine service timing to the actual courses? I'm thinking we'd want 3 or 4 different wines during the course of the meal [appetizer, soup/salad, entrée, dessert, maybe also an after dinner cordial -- though that last we may enjoy somewhere else]. Is this going to be a stress-free request they'll handle flawlessly, or will we find we'll have to keep them on their toes? Lastly, what would you expect an appropriate extra gratuity per night to be for such a request, and would it vary depending on whether it was the sommelier or the waiter executing the request? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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