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DisneyPups
11-07-2010, 04:16 PM
Hi DISers, I was wondering if anyone has purchased the Gifts and Amenities from DCL? What did you think of the quality/value? I am considering the robes/champagne but also some of the beach packs or frame sets.

Any pics or advice you can share would be GREATLY appreciated...

DisneyPups
11-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Teehee, I guess they're not all that popular with the DISers

elgerber
11-07-2010, 08:51 PM
I bought the robes/champagne set. The robes are decent, but they are not plush. They are a waffle weave fabric. I like them, I wear mine in the summer (not warm enough for winter). My dh never even unrolled his, so I guess that is my extra for when something happens to mine.
I bought a duffle bag and some other little carrying bag too, but I can't remember what it was called. They are decent quality. Overpriced of course, but they aren't bad.

dahuffy
11-07-2010, 09:34 PM
I have the robes as well. My dh only wore his a few times.

tinkerbellmom1
11-07-2010, 09:37 PM
I purchased the Romance Package on our cruise last year which came with the Champagne/Robes basket. The robes are just as the other poster described, but I still love them! I think the package was around $169 and it came with the champagne ($49 on the cruise at dinner), a rainforest room pass for the cruise, the 2 robes, the turn down service with the rose petals, a dinner at Palo's and breakfast (full menu) in bed. I thought it was well worth the price!

I haven't researched whether they still offer a similar package, but if they did, I would order it again.

jilljill
11-07-2010, 11:38 PM
I purchased the Romance Package on our cruise last year which came with the Champagne/Robes basket. The robes are just as the other poster described, but I still love them! I think the package was around $169 and it came with the champagne ($49 on the cruise at dinner), a rainforest room pass for the cruise, the 2 robes, the turn down service with the rose petals, a dinner at Palo's and breakfast (full menu) in bed. I thought it was well worth the price!

I haven't researched whether they still offer a similar package, but if they did, I would order it again.

The REAS package is no longer available as of Jan. 2010.

elgerber
11-08-2010, 09:10 AM
I purchased the Romance Package on our cruise last year which came with the Champagne/Robes basket. The robes are just as the other poster described, but I still love them! I think the package was around $169 and it came with the champagne ($49 on the cruise at dinner), a rainforest room pass for the cruise, the 2 robes, the turn down service with the rose petals, a dinner at Palo's and breakfast (full menu) in bed. I thought it was well worth the price!

I haven't researched whether they still offer a similar package, but if they did, I would order it again.


My package was just the champagne and robes, it did not have the other items. The champagne in our package was Korbel.

mr.b
11-08-2010, 11:43 AM
A few years back, I purchased the 'Mickey' pearl necklace for my wife and was able to surprise her with it during our anniversary cruise. She loved it, and always brings it on our cruises. It is very nice, and seems like an excellent quality item.:)

dta87
11-08-2010, 12:31 PM
We have bought few on our various cruises (the robes and champagne, the sail away platter, the celebration cake and banner, a flower arrangement, the memory box, an excursion bag, and probably a few others). The only one we didn't really like was the memory box just because it was more for a wedding celebration than an anniversary. I will post some pictures tonight of the ones I can find.

DisneyPups
11-08-2010, 02:00 PM
Wow thanks, everyone for your suggestions/advice. I will have to take a second look. Keep 'em coming!

CruznLexi
11-08-2010, 02:11 PM
My Mom ordered the pearls for me and I love them. I had outgrown my pearls I had gotten for HS graduation so they are very nice.

miatamel
11-08-2010, 02:18 PM
I really wanted to order the little live tree for our Christmas cruise, but someone on our cruise meet thread said theirs went bad last year before day 4--smelled so bad they had to put it out. I thought it was actually a live tree but this poster said it was boxwood leaves stuck in a styrofoam cone. Four days and $85? Uh, no.

xrobmn
11-08-2010, 02:29 PM
Hi DISers, I was wondering if anyone has purchased the Gifts and Amenities from DCL? What did you think of the quality/value? I am considering the robes/champagne but also some of the beach packs or frame sets.

Any pics or advice you can share would be GREATLY appreciated...

Hi there!!

On our last 7 day cruise, we ordered the fruit/cheese tray as well as the hello/goodbye (or some name like that) champagne pack..

The price for the ammount of food and the items was surprising.. The tray had enough food for us to snack on for about 4-5 days.. it was all fresh and very good quality..

I'll see if I can find some pics..

asouthernbelle
11-08-2010, 02:29 PM
the Korbel Brut they give you, for a rediculous amount, is able to be bought at Target for 8.50 or so. the robes are sturdy, but arent "feel good robes" in the least.

skip the money.

the Asti, however cheap it may have been, i did like :)

Disneyholic
11-08-2010, 09:30 PM
I bought & paid by credit card the domestic beer package for my DH before our last cruise. They said all I had to do was have him call down whenever he wanted any of them and they would be delivered. He decided to have them all delivered at the same time so he could decide which he wanted to drink when. They had a slip for me to sign when they were delivered that had the price on it and I asked about that & they said not to worry about it. I worried & went to the customer service desk to check my account and sure enough I had been charged again for them to my shipboard account. Sure glad I checked my account, because that would have been some very expensive beer otherwise.

The first cruise we went on, on the first day, they had the drink of the day on trays all over deck 9 with CM's selling them and writing it up on tablets. I asked if the tip was included & the CM said NO, so I added a tip and signed the slip. When I checked our account at the end of the cruise I found that he had doubled the tip on top of the tip that WAS included:mad:. I ended up paying double the price for my drink:scared1:. Now I check my account a few times during the trip to catch things sooner. That time I caught it just before we disembarked and didn't have time to do anything about it.

Check your account during your trip. That way you can catch things early and take care of it and also keep track of your spending.

Gigi22
11-08-2010, 10:48 PM
I bought the old REAS package--parts I liked, and parts I didn't care for. My impression was it was just too much package for our tastes. This time out I have purchased the robes, champagne, wine bucket package that more or less replaces REAS. I am very fond of the waffle-weave DCL bathrobes, which is the main reason I am purchasing this package.
I purchased one of the memory boxes on our last cruise, and I found it a huge mistake. The box included as part of the package was far too large for me to cram into one of our pieces of luggage (we were flying home), so I had to leave it in the cabin.
I also purchased the fruit and cheese platter, and I would have to say that there is so much food on the platter it only makes sense to purchase it if you have 4 people in your party. It was just too much for 2 people to handle. I think it would be better to order the regular cheese tray from room service.
We were gifted with the long stem rose arrangement for our anniversary, and I have to say it was lovely, and stood up quite well for most of our 7 day cruise.

dta87
11-08-2010, 10:56 PM
Here are the pics I could find for a couple of things we have ordered:

Bon Voyage Celebration streamer (I don't have one of the cake that comes with the package)

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/dta87/IMG_6494a.jpg

The not so Hidden Mickey flower arrangement (in the background)

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/dta87/fruitandflowersIMG_3583.jpg

The Wedding/Anniversary memory box:

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/dta87/IMG_0305.jpg

Another floral arrangement and the Romantic Encounter (Robe and champagne) package in the background (and foreground):

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/dta87/IMG_0039.jpg

and finally the Bon Voyage food package

http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/dta87/Cruise002.jpg

Like I said before that only one we really didn't like was the memory box, although we didn't open either bottle of Asti that we purchased. And, the Bon Voyage food package was great for our first cruise but the amount of food available makes it a little redundant.

DisneyPups
11-09-2010, 01:33 PM
Oooh, thank you so much dta87 for the pics! It really looks great. (And hello from about 2 1/2 hours north--now I feel like planning a trip to Busch Gardens, or maybe just Pierce's BBQ)

Mindyjoy
11-09-2010, 01:43 PM
I was thinking about getting the champagne and robes package, but I have a question about the robes for you veteran cruisers. I was thinking it would be nice to be able to throw the robe over my pajamas to get some buffet breakfast that I can bring back to the room. My question is, are people seen wearing their robes outside of the room or is this frowned upon???

I've never been on a cruise so I don't really know cruise etiquette. :goodvibes

Tinkerkell123
11-09-2010, 04:42 PM
Anyone gotten the plush Captain Mickey or Minnie? How big are they?

Gigi22
11-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Hi Mindyjoy--love that name! Good question. I haven't seen anyone wearing a robe outside of their cabin, except in the Spa area. I enjoy tossing the robe on over pjs to sit out on our cabin verandah when we are at sea. I'm a bit shy about appearing outside in a bathrobe when we are in port.
Doesn't mean it isn't done, just that I have never seen it.
My best guess would be that you might feel more comfortable wearing your bathing suit and coverup to Topsiders to pick up breakfast to bring back to your cabin. There would likely be a number of people there wearing bathing suits and coverups.

dta87
11-09-2010, 08:08 PM
I was thinking about getting the champagne and robes package, but I have a question about the robes for you veteran cruisers. I was thinking it would be nice to be able to throw the robe over my pajamas to get some buffet breakfast that I can bring back to the room. My question is, are people seen wearing their robes outside of the room or is this frowned upon???

I've never been on a cruise so I don't really know cruise etiquette. :goodvibes

We ordered our robes on the first part of a B2B and wore them to the pool and spa during both cruises, so it has been done. But I will say I cannot remember seeing anyone else do it since then.

Oooh, thank you so much dta87 for the pics! It really looks great. (And hello from about 2 1/2 hours north--now I feel like planning a trip to Busch Gardens, or maybe just Pierce's BBQ)

No problem hopefully those help with your decision and we can't wait for Christmastown to open it was great last year!

justmestace
11-10-2010, 01:29 AM
I was thinking about getting the champagne and robes package, but I have a question about the robes for you veteran cruisers. I was thinking it would be nice to be able to throw the robe over my pajamas to get some buffet breakfast that I can bring back to the room. My question is, are people seen wearing their robes outside of the room or is this frowned upon???

I've never been on a cruise so I don't really know cruise etiquette. :goodvibes


I've worn my swimsuit and robe to go to the spa....didn't see the need to get dressed, just to turn around and get undressed.

But from what I've always been taught, clothing should be worn anywhere that they serve food....the fast-food by the pool doesn't count, though.

I'm not being mean, just answering...honestly, in 15 cruises, I don't think I've seen anyone out and about in their pj's except when it was "cool" for the teen girls to do it.


Then again.....there IS a crazy group of cruisers who have a "PJ Breakfast" on longer cruises!:rolleyes1

Mindyjoy
11-10-2010, 02:03 AM
I've worn my swimsuit and robe to go to the spa....didn't see the need to get dressed, just to turn around and get undressed.

But from what I've always been taught, clothing should be worn anywhere that they serve food....the fast-food by the pool doesn't count, though.

I'm not being mean, just answering...honestly, in 15 cruises, I don't think I've seen anyone out and about in their pj's except when it was "cool" for the teen girls to do it.


Then again.....there IS a crazy group of cruisers who have a "PJ Breakfast" on longer cruises!:rolleyes1

It's fine, I don't think you're mean ... lol .... I asked because I honestly don't know. For example, I wouldn't go down in my robe or PJs to get the continental breakfast if I were staying at a hotel, but I'm not sure if cruises are more casual. I'm not sure of the atmosphere since I've never cruised before.

Thanks :hippie:

I wish I could just get one robe ... I know BF would use his every day but I probably would use mine just at the spa. UNLESS ... I go to the spa every day .... hmmmmmmmmm ...

ClubDis
11-10-2010, 02:24 AM
It's fine, I don't think you're mean ... lol .... I asked because I honestly don't know. For example, I wouldn't go down in my robe or PJs to get the continental breakfast if I were staying at a hotel, but I'm not sure if cruises are more casual. I'm not sure of the atmosphere since I've never cruised before.

Thanks :hippie:

I wish I could just get one robe ... I know BF would use his every day but I probably would use mine just at the spa. UNLESS ... I go to the spa every day .... hmmmmmmmmm ...

I've worn my PJ's to breakfast at a hotel before, but only when I know it's not going to be busy. And you get a spa robe to use when you check-in at the spa.

thomprod
11-10-2010, 05:19 AM
We bought the Bon Voyage package and liked it. Lots of decorations and a beautiful cake, which lasted for several days of snacking. It was a good value. Here are some pictures:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/thomprod/DisneyWorldandCruise186.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/thomprod/DisneyWorldandCruise191.jpg

Meghatron
11-11-2010, 12:48 AM
I just ordered the Mickey & Minnie plushies for DD on the 2-night cruise to nowhere in January. Will post pictures when we get back!

KingRichard
11-11-2010, 07:47 AM
We bought the Bon Voyage package and liked it. Lots of decorations and a beautiful cake, which lasted for several days of snacking. It was a good value. Here are some pictures:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/thomprod/DisneyWorldandCruise186.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/thomprod/DisneyWorldandCruise191.jpg

CAKE! GOOD!:love:

DisneyPups
11-12-2010, 01:47 PM
How was the cake? I've heard some bad things about those little cakes when received in the parks... are the cruise cakes better? Or are they like freezer cakes?
Decisions decisions, I really want to order something! :)

lucky1
11-12-2010, 03:02 PM
Maybe it is me, but I never understood ordering the purchased Cheese plate, fruit basket or cakes from DCL gifts. I found that there is so much food on the cruise, that we were never hungry. We ordered a cheese plate from room service (free) each evening and ever so often would order a slice of cake (free) . It was small, but after a full dinner we didn't need anything.

Now the robes... that is a different story.

daraddg
11-15-2010, 12:52 AM
Have a question,if all food is included as well as room service what is the advantage to having food trays delivered at an extra cost? Just wondering,are they items you can't get?

thomprod
11-15-2010, 11:00 AM
How was the cake? I've heard some bad things about those little cakes when received in the parks... are the cruise cakes better? Or are they like freezer cakes?
Decisions decisions, I really want to order something! :)

The cake was very good!