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 Within five minutes of arriving alone in Blu for breakfast:

I was greeted by name by Lara, the hostess who remembered my cabin number. 

I was warmly patted on the back by Amir,  the maître d’ who said hello then seated at a nice table facing the ocean. 

Jerrold asked if I’d like my Americano with steamed milk.

Iryana offered me a croissant or muffin:

Flor asked if I wanted juice. 

Natasha poured my water. 

Felix came to take my order.

 

The service is unbelievable here. 

 

Ps. Olha brought me a second Americano and was incredibly friendly and nice. 

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37 minutes ago, mfs2k said:

 

 Within five minutes of arriving alone in Blu for breakfast:

I was greeted by name by Lara, the hostess who remembered my cabin number. 

I was warmly patted on the back by Amir,  the maître d’ who said hello then seated at a nice table facing the ocean. 

Jerrold asked if I’d like my Americano with steamed milk.

Iryana offered me a croissant or muffin:

Flor asked if I wanted juice. 

Natasha poured my water. 

Felix came to take my order.

 

The service is unbelievable here. 

 

Ps. Olha brought me a second Americano and was incredibly friendly and nice. 

I agree. The service in Blu is a completely relaxing and peacefully refined start to the day. I love having my coffee appear magically without effort on my part before my brain is engaged yet! The view is gorgeous in the morning and it all feels so very decadent. We always tip additionally and generously at the end of our trip and I really can't imagine getting any better service than we have if we'd done it as we go along, I think they just pride themselves on taking wonderful care of their guests.

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21 hours ago, mfs2k said:

We’re probably going to stay on board tomorrow in Costa Maya so if you want to send me on a scavenger hunt for pics of venues, menus, wine lists etc I’m open to the idea. Ask away. 

Since you offered...can you get the beer list and menu from the Gastropub? Thanks!

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Someone posted on the social media site we can't name that Crème Brulee was being discontinued. I find it hard to believe since it's on the everyday menu and a passenger favorite along with it being made with inexpensive, plentiful and easy to access ingredients. Can you verify or debunk? Thanks.

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16 minutes ago, Luvcrusn said:

Someone posted on the social media site we can't name that Crème Brulee was being discontinued. I find it hard to believe since it's on the everyday menu and a passenger favorite along with it being made with inexpensive, plentiful and easy to access ingredients. Can you verify or debunk? Thanks.

 

Which restaurants?

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1 minute ago, mfs2k said:

 

Which restaurants?

MDR, Blu.

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1 hour ago, tomservo said:

Since you offered...can you get the beer list and menu from the Gastropub? Thanks!

 

Here you go 

 

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Will you please see if LaToya is still the concierge? She has a great attitude and will help anyone regardless of whether they are in a concierge class cabin or not. Her desk is adjacent to the Captain's Club hostess on, I believe, deck 7.

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5 minutes ago, Luvcrusn said:

MDR, Blu.

 

24 minutes ago, Luvcrusn said:

Someone posted on the social media site we can't name that Crème Brulee was being discontinued. I find it hard to believe since it's on the everyday menu and a passenger favorite along with it being made with inexpensive, plentiful and easy to access ingredients. Can you verify or debunk? Thanks.

 

As per Alice, the hostess standing at the podium at Silhouette 4 minutes ago, there is no talk or any discussion of discontinuing the Creme Brûlée from the every day dessert menu. In fact she laughed at the suggestion. 

 

Myth debunked. 

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2 minutes ago, mfs2k said:

 

 

As per Alice, the hostess standing at the podium at Silhouette 4 minutes ago, there is no talk or any discussion of discontinuing the Creme Brûlée from the every day dessert menu. In fact she laughed at the suggestion. 

 

Myth debunked. 

Good job!!! 

 

Question for you, are you using the app and if so are the dining menus in synch with what is being offered in real time while on board from what you can tell? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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45 minutes ago, mfs2k said:

 

Here you go 

 

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Interesting. Are any of the beers on tap? I saw a beer list that I believe was from the Summit (Cellar Masters) that actually had a wider selection. Maybe the food is what distinguishes it?

 

 

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1 hour ago, mfs2k said:

 

 

As per Alice, the hostess standing at the podium at Silhouette 4 minutes ago, there is no talk or any discussion of discontinuing the Creme Brûlée from the every day dessert menu. In fact she laughed at the suggestion. 

 

Myth debunked. 

Thanks for confirming that the ridiculous post I saw was just that!

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After my breakfast I return to the cabin or DW was waking up. I went with her to the ocean view café for a buffet breakfast and then we decided to go to Costa Maya after all.   The end of the pier is a literal tourist trap. It is a maze to get out of the place and you have to walk past stores, restaurants, peddlers, and all sorts of attractions including swim with the dolphins and a mini pool resort. 

 I have read online that Mahahual (Majahual)  is the place to go, so we found a taxi driver who took us there for eight dollars. 

 He let us off in a big sign for the beach by a lighthouse. We had no idea where to go. We didn’t see any beach chairs or a nice beach. We were going to just sit on the sand and decided to walk a bit down the pass and we discovered a small “

day pass beach club called Blue Kay. For $12 each we got lounge chairs and 2 drinks. I also ordered chips and salsa for an additional $5. 

 

There was an area set up for massages on the beach. The price was $20 for 30 minutes or $40 for an hour. I got an hour massage and my wife got 30 minutes. We tipped well. It was well worth it. 

 

At 2 we found taxis back to the ship where we hung out by the pool and I got to catch up with cruise critic and email. 

 

 Dinner tonight is at Murano. We are looking forward to it 

 

Here are some pics. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, MizDemeanor said:

Good job!!! 

 

Question for you, are you using the app and if so are the dining menus in synch with what is being offered in real time while on board from what you can tell? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

The menu matches the app perfectly tonight in Silhouette. I just looked. 

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1 hour ago, tomservo said:

Interesting. Are any of the beers on tap? 

 

On tap 

 

Heineken

Heineken Light

Newcastle

Strongbow

 

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11 minutes ago, mfs2k said:

 

The menu matches the app perfectly tonight in Silhouette. I just looked. 

 

Thank you!

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14 minutes ago, mfs2k said:

 

On tap 

 

Heineken

Heineken Light

Newcastle

Strongbow

 

Awesome. Really appreciate you checking that for me!

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6 hours ago, 39august said:

Will you please see if LaToya is still the concierge? She has a great attitude and will help anyone regardless of whether they are in a concierge class cabin or not. Her desk is adjacent to the Captain's Club hostess on, I believe, deck 7.

We are in Concierge Class on the same trip and Noeme is now the Concierge. Only interacted with her a couple times but she seemed willing to help us out with anything we needed.

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So enjoying following your review!

 

We are on Equinox in September (third time) but have never thought of eating in the Gastropub...After seeing the menu we just might. Any idea what time food is available (lunch and evening). Don’t worry if you don’t have time we can find out ourselves.

 

I am so pleased you are enjoying Equinox, we love the S class ships!

 

Hope you enjoy Murano’s as much as we do.

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5 minutes ago, chemmo said:

So enjoying following your review!

 

We are on Equinox in September (third time) but have never thought of eating in the Gastropub...After seeing the menu we just might. Any idea what time food is available (lunch and evening). Don’t worry if you don’t have time we can find out ourselves.

 

I am so pleased you are enjoying Equinox, we love the S class ships!

 

Hope you enjoy Murano’s as much as we do.

We tried it the first time we were on the Equinox.  I think they bring the food from the MDR galley, so it took a while to get.  The burgers were so-so because they weren't terribly hot.  The cheddar soup was good, though.

 

And thanks, by the way, for a great thread.

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2 minutes ago, abbydancer said:

We tried it the first time we were on the Equinox.  I think they bring the food from the MDR galley, so it took a while to get.  The burgers were so-so because they weren't terribly hot.  The cheddar soup was good, though.

 

And thanks, by the way, for a great thread.

 

Thanks for that....We were thinking about it for maybe a sea day lunchtime alternative. Perhaps we will stick with burgers poolside!

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Last night was the Full moon deck party where people were supposed to dress in white. After reading Cruise Critic for months I expected only a handful of participants. I was blown away by the crowd of enthusiastic party goers. It was awesome to see. Who says celebrity ships are full of boring old people who fall asleep at dinner with their face in the soup?  I think I read that somewhere. Maybe not. 

Heres a brief video. See for yourself. 

 

 

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Last night the 4 of us went to the 7pm show to see Ashlie Amber Harris perform a tribute to Whitney Houston. She was excellent. Such a great singer and she has such a warm personality. We met and chatted with AAH on the tender from Cayman so that added a bit of a personal touch while watching her perform. 

 

After the show I picked up the bottle of Dom Perignon from the Premium celebration package I ordered from Celebrity Gifts and brought it to Murano for dinner. The Maitre D chilled the bottle and we toasted to our anniversary and finished the bottle pretty quickly. It was good!

 

Dinner was excellent. I had Lobster Bisque, Mushroom Risotto, Chateaubriand, Sautéed Lobster and a Grand Mariner Soufflé.  Everything was delicious. When we finished they brought ANOTHER anniversary cake to us. We got a nice picture but I couldn’t eat it. We were all too full. 

 

After dinner we watched the Full Moon Party then went to the casino. I lost $100 in slots then won it back and cashed out even. Then we went to bed. 

 

Today is Cozumel and we’re headed to Mr. Sancho’s All inclusive Beach Club ($55pp). We have reservations. I fear Cozumel will be a zoo. 6 ships scheduled to be in port. We shall see.

 

 

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Fabulous picture.   You are a beautiful couple.  So, when is the next cruise???  You can join us on the Summit, June 16.  It's close to home for you.

 

Looking forward to hearing about your day in Cozumel.  We typically book Nachi Cocom but would like a bit of a change.

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