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Just boarded a 3 night cruise on Sky Princess out of the UK. We are in a suite and noticed a different offering on our suite welcome letter: a Suite Lounge Cocktail Hour session in the Concierge Lounge from 5 to 7pm with complimentary drinks being served.

 

We popped in tonight and had a couple of drinks - they had mostly spirits with mixers or wine. Served most attentively by two wait staff. They also had the usual nibbles.

 

It was very enjoyable - the Concierge said they were looking to roll it out to all Royal class ships at some point 

 

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46 minutes ago, dides said:

Just boarded a 3 night cruise on Sky Princess out of the UK. We are in a suite and noticed a different offering on our suite welcome letter: a Suite Lounge Cocktail Hour session in the Concierge Lounge from 5 to 7pm with complimentary drinks being served.

 

We popped in tonight and had a couple of drinks - they had mostly spirits with mixers or wine. Served most attentively by two wait staff. They also had the usual nibbles.

 

It was very enjoyable - the Concierge said they were looking to roll it out to all Royal class ships at some point 

 

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This was rolled out shortly before the pandemic. First time we enjoyed this was on the Sky, last cruise before shutdown. One evening the Captain and some senior officers joined the group which was an added nice touch.

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37 minutes ago, memoak said:

If you are on Princess Plus it really doesn't matter does it ?  Except for a less crowded venue but no piano player ?

All the other bars are extremely busy so it was more the higher level of service and the feeling of being looked after that appealed

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5 hours ago, dides said:

Just boarded a 3 night cruise on Sky Princess out of the UK. We are in a suite and noticed a different offering on our suite welcome letter: a Suite Lounge Cocktail Hour session in the Concierge Lounge from 5 to 7pm with complimentary drinks being served.

 

We popped in tonight and had a couple of drinks - they had mostly spirits with mixers or wine. Served most attentively by two wait staff. They also had the usual nibbles.

 

It was very enjoyable - the Concierge said they were looking to roll it out to all Royal class ships at some point 

 

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We just got off today, got to say Helena the Suite concierge is absolutely amazing and really helpful, and Benny makes amazing drinks, we are missing them already.

 

Enjoy the breakfast in Sabatinis as we really enjoyed it.

 

we were in suite S107 which is the amazing window suite and had a lovely time, please say Hi to them all from Andrea & Colin

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13 hours ago, dides said:

Just full suite guests

Many thanks for your help. We are full suite 22/10 next and get speciality dining first night. Was conceirge lounge hostess able to book what you wanted or do you think it may be better to book speciality in advance?

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Strange- We sailed Regal in early January 2019 and were invited to a suite Cocktail Hour by the concierge. It was quite nice with the usual tasty treats and drink offerings. Wondering why this now seems to be a new feature? We had a suite directly across from the lounge so it was very convenient.

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12 hours ago, Loucat said:

Strange- We sailed Regal in early January 2019 and were invited to a suite Cocktail Hour by the concierge. It was quite nice with the usual tasty treats and drink offerings. Wondering why this now seems to be a new feature? We had a suite directly across from the lounge so it was very convenient.

 

Other posters mentioned that they started introducing it pre-pandemic but it certainly wasn't on Regal last month. So maybe it's getting a re-launch

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2 hours ago, Shone216 said:

When I booked the first night speciality restaurant I got charged so cancelled the reservation and will book onboard

Your best bet is to ask the suite concierge as guest services messed ours up, apparently you don't get it on cruises less than I think 6 nights

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We had the concierge lounge on the Royal in Dec 2019.  It was great.....   Besides the happy hour, it included great food to nosh  on and a fantastic coffee machine to make specialty coffees. The host would make your specialty reservations for you .. It was located across from the wedding chapel, and you had a card to swipe to gain admittance   

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Coveguy4-We had the same  type of experience on Regal. Great lounge with a low volume wedding chapel😆.

Concierge was lovely and she was so into the holidays and really loved decorating her office area in the lounge. Happy memories and the best Christmas cake ever. 

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On 9/7/2021 at 4:28 PM, 4cats4me said:

This was happening on the Royal back in April 2019.   Very nice. 

Yes, remember it on a August 2019 trip.  Our cabin was across from the lounge so it was too easy… 

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11 hours ago, milolii said:

Yes, remember it on a August 2019 trip.  Our cabin was across from the lounge so it was too easy… 

Yes, it was on the Royal, Regal and Sky before the pandemic and was a very nice perk.  We enjoyed going there at all hours of the day to have a quiet space in comfort that was always stocked with various items for a snack or beverage.  The one possible downside is that it's too bad that the venue doesn't have a view outside the ship, but......that won't deter us from being there in the future.

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