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We're currently booked in 16010, Starboard side.  If we move across to the Port side to 16009, it looks like there's a closet or something directly across the hall.  Our daughter will be in an interior on this side, so thought it might be nice to be in the same hallway.

 

Does anyone have any experience with this room or close to it?  Just worried about noise if it's a crew area.  

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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We stayed in 16007, otherwise known as the James Bond room. To my recollection, noise was not an issue.

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That looks like some crew area.  But I doubt it will be noisy.   There is a hallway between your cabin and that space.   I think it's space butlers use for linens and such (BTW  YC changes ALL bedding every day).

We were in 16012 and there is a "secret door" at the forward end of that hallway directly into the lounge.  Our asst butler pointed this out.   This allows you to enter the lounge without going out into the main center hallway.    

 

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On 8/9/2019 at 2:37 PM, jules815 said:

Does anyone have any experience with this room or close to it?  Just worried about noise if it's a crew area.  

 

Thanks in advance.

 

We were in 16013 in March, which is near a door that gets you into the main hall.  Opposite 16007 and 16008 are door passages to crew/freight elevators.  It is not a heavy traffic area.

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We just sailed in #16015, it's very quiet in the hallway.  If you move to 16009, I believe Lezle will be your Butler...he's great!

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On 8/12/2019 at 7:05 PM, Russ_MT said:

That looks like some crew area.  But I doubt it will be noisy.   There is a hallway between your cabin and that space.   I think it's space butlers use for linens and such (BTW  YC changes ALL bedding every day).

We were in 16012 and there is a "secret door" at the forward end of that hallway directly into the lounge.  Our asst butler pointed this out.   This allows you to enter the lounge without going out into the main center hallway.    

 

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Secret door?!  I love secret doors on cruise ships!  

 

I've decided to stay with 16010, because...I just booked it for the next week, turning our cruise into a back-to-back!  And now we have a secret door, which will be very handy.  I'm visualizing where that door is, and that would be right around the staircase where they have the menu posted.  Perfect!  🙂

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2 hours ago, jules815 said:

Secret door?!  I love secret doors on cruise ships!  

 

I've decided to stay with 16010, because...I just booked it for the next week, turning our cruise into a back-to-back!  And now we have a secret door, which will be very handy.  I'm visualizing where that door is, and that would be right around the staircase where they have the menu posted.  Perfect!  🙂

 

We did a B2B last December.    Not the same cabin, however our butler told us to leave our clothes and he moved them to the new cabin for us.   Two weeks is a good amount of time.   And of course the butlers escort you on the turn day in Miami through customs.

 

Yes, the door comes out where you said.    It's not much different than going into the hallway via the glass doors but I used it often for some reason.  Our assistant butler, Maria, would run down the hall to open our door.   I hope she is still there or was promoted.  She was amazing.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Russ_MT said:

 

We did a B2B last December.    Not the same cabin, however our butler told us to leave our clothes and he moved them to the new cabin for us.   Two weeks is a good amount of time.   And of course the butlers escort you on the turn day in Miami through customs.

 

Yes, the door comes out where you said.    It's not much different than going into the hallway via the glass doors but I used it often for some reason.  Our assistant butler, Maria, would run down the hall to open our door.   I hope she is still there or was promoted.  She was amazing.

 

 

We've done a couple of B2B's on RC and love them.  We did a week on Seaside YC in January and didn't want to commit to 2 weeks since it was a new line for us.  Needless to say, we wish we had, because the week goes by so fast and we loved it.  I know people have been complaining about the new menus and service in the YC restaurant (hope it hasn't declined that much!), but when I looked at other cruise lines, I keep coming back to MSC for the YC, especially the pool deck with that buffet and bar.  Ship is the destination for us; we've done the Caribbean itineraries many times, but we still always enjoy and have places we like to revisit, but usually are back on by lunch time and at the pool.  And we'll get to go to Ocean Cay (twice!) so that will be something different.     

 

I wonder if the Maria you had as your assistant butler is the same Maria that served us pre-dinner drinks in the YC lounge?  She was so nice!  As I recall, she was the butler that escorted us to our room from the lounge on the first day, and insisted on carrying my backpack.  

 

I hadn't even thought about turn around day with the butlers assisting.  I bet it will be a super easy process.  Is it true you don't have to do muster on the second week?  

 

The trip is a surprise for my husband's birthday/Christmas.  It's going to be really hard to keep this secret!  

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, jules815 said:

We've done a couple of B2B's on RC and love them.  We did a week on Seaside YC in January and didn't want to commit to 2 weeks since it was a new line for us.  Needless to say, we wish we had, because the week goes by so fast and we loved it.  I know people have been complaining about the new menus and service in the YC restaurant (hope it hasn't declined that much!), but when I looked at other cruise lines, I keep coming back to MSC for the YC, especially the pool deck with that buffet and bar.  Ship is the destination for us; we've done the Caribbean itineraries many times, but we still always enjoy and have places we like to revisit, but usually are back on by lunch time and at the pool.  And we'll get to go to Ocean Cay (twice!) so that will be something different.     

 

I wonder if the Maria you had as your assistant butler is the same Maria that served us pre-dinner drinks in the YC lounge?  She was so nice!  As I recall, she was the butler that escorted us to our room from the lounge on the first day, and insisted on carrying my backpack.  

 

I hadn't even thought about turn around day with the butlers assisting.  I bet it will be a super easy process.  Is it true you don't have to do muster on the second week?  

 

The trip is a surprise for my husband's birthday/Christmas.  It's going to be really hard to keep this secret!  

 

 

 

 

 

Your experience sounds exactly like ours.   We have been loyal to Royal (and will be on Symphony of the seas the week prior to our Seaside).   The ship is our destination.  YC is a special place.  At the risk of offending others, I would never book outside of YC.    The service level is what makes it special.   The ship is crowded by our standards and YC makes it feel "normal".  

 

We bagged the Royal Suite in YC for our sailing and are excited for our 1 short week on the ship.   

 

Turn around in MIA was a burden (had to go through customs) but it was made easier with butlers.  

 

If Maria is still there, she will be your asst butler (the name is a distinction) she will be awesome.   She hugged us when we left  (over and over) A true gem.   All the YC staff are awesome!

 

You need to document your cruise here and provide a review.  

 

--Russ

 

 

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Oh yea, and the second week we didn't have to muster.   So that's a plus.

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On 8/16/2019 at 3:56 PM, jules815 said:

We've done a couple of B2B's on RC and love them.  We did a week on Seaside YC in January and didn't want to commit to 2 weeks since it was a new line for us.  Needless to say, we wish we had, because the week goes by so fast and we loved it.  I know people have been complaining about the new menus and service in the YC restaurant (hope it hasn't declined that much!), but when I looked at other cruise lines, I keep coming back to MSC for the YC, especially the pool deck with that buffet and bar.  Ship is the destination for us; we've done the Caribbean itineraries many times, but we still always enjoy and have places we like to revisit, but usually are back on by lunch time and at the pool.  And we'll get to go to Ocean Cay (twice!) so that will be something different.     

 

I wonder if the Maria you had as your assistant butler is the same Maria that served us pre-dinner drinks in the YC lounge?  She was so nice!  As I recall, she was the butler that escorted us to our room from the lounge on the first day, and insisted on carrying my backpack.  

 

I hadn't even thought about turn around day with the butlers assisting.  I bet it will be a super easy process.  Is it true you don't have to do muster on the second week?  

 

The trip is a surprise for my husband's birthday/Christmas.  It's going to be really hard to keep this secret!  

 

 

 

 

Yes no muster drill for b2b cruisers, even if you are not in the same cabin.  

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