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Does anyone know how many Club Class suites are designated on the Emerald Princess??  Has anyone had a bad experience with upgrading to Princess Club Class??

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7 minutes ago, dfdub said:

Does anyone know how many Club Class suites are designated on the Emerald Princess??  Has anyone had a bad experience with upgrading to Princess Club Class??

 

Hello.

 

The answer to your question is two parts.  First, all suites are by default Club Class.  Among the mini-suites, only category M1 are Club Class.  A quick review of Emerald Deck plans makes it look like there are about 34 M1 Mini-Suites.

 

We have sailed Club Class multiple times and absolutely love it.  Special entrance to the dining room, no or very short waiting most of the time for a table (come whenever you like), table-side meal preparation at lunch and dinner, omlete table-side preparation on sea days and no usually a special off-menu entree item at dinner.

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Princess needs to change the name of the mini suites and leave off suite.  I confuses too many people.

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It's funny that many people swore that they would never pay for club class, yet when you look at cruises now, club class minis seem to sell out first.

 

On royal class ships, M6 mini suites (there are only 4 of them on each ship), are also club class.

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I'd never pay extra for the CC minis for the perks.  The ONLY attraction to me is the location of the ones on the Royal Class ships.  If you're not Elite, I suppose some of the perks would be attractive or if you really like being doted over while in the MDR, then it might be worth it but for us, it's not worth it at all.  Newbies tend to confuse the word "suite" in the description.  It really isn't a suite as far as perks or size go.

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4 hours ago, cougaraz said:

We have sailed Club Class multiple times and absolutely love it.  Special entrance to the dining room, no or very short waiting most of the time for a table (come whenever you like), table-side meal preparation at lunch and dinner, omlete table-side preparation on sea days and no usually a special off-menu entree item at dinner.

 

We were upgraded to a Club Class mini once and have had CC privileges on Royal Class ships when sailing in a suite.  I don't recall a special entrance to the dining room...we entered where others entered on deck six port side.

 

Also, we've never experienced table-side meal preparation, not that it's important to us.  The tables are too close together for any meal preparation.  The single additional entrée was sometimes appealing, sometimes not.

 

For us Club Class is simply not an attraction worthy of the extra cost...

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4 minutes ago, -Lew- said:

 

We were upgraded to a Club Class mini once and have had CC privileges on Royal Class ships when sailing in a suite.  I don't recall a special entrance to the dining room...we entered where others entered on deck six port side.

 

Also, we've never experienced table-side meal preparation, not that it's important to us.  The tables are too close together for any meal preparation.  The single additional entrée was sometimes appealing, sometimes not.

 

For us Club Class is simply not an attraction worthy of the extra cost...

 

Club Class Dining entrance on Grand Princess, also on Deck 6, but on the Starboard side, opposite where everyone else enters on the Port side.  The photo is about 14 days old.

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6 minutes ago, cougaraz said:

 

Club Class Dining entrance on Grand Princess, also on Deck 6, but on the Starboard side, opposite where everyone else enters on the Port side.  The photo is about 14 days old.

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Thanks for the great photo!

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We were upgraded to a Club Class one time and did not see the reason to pay that much for them.  Club Class Dining seems to not allow sharing as we enjoy meeting different people and sharing experiences. Also on that cruise we had two other people with us in a di9fferent cabin so they could not join us in the CC Dining so except for one night we all ate together in the Anytime Dining Room. To us not worth the price difference.

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Nice sign for sure...

 

However, Princess needs to concentrate a bit more on the Grand's hull maintenance.  I took the photo below from the Star at ‎⁨Marina Vallarta⁩ in Puerto Vallarta⁩ on February 25th of this year.  As a Princess cruiser, the Grand's rust bucket appearance was truly embarrassing.

 

 

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We were recently on a family cruise on the Crown and it was nice having us all booked in CC mini-suites. We usually ate around 5:15 and pretty much had exclusive service from our waiters. What was also nice was the "any time" option, especially when some of us would get back late from an excursion. If the price was right, maybe $20 pp/day, we would do CC dining again. Of course, that's as long as we didn't book one of those mini-suites with a covered balcony first. When we were on the Crown, all of the CC mini-suites had balconies with no cover. So there are some trade-offs when booking CC mini-suites.

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