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Joana
01-15-2011, 07:42 PM
This is the first time we are travelling in a concierge stateroom. We don't know what is included and what is not. Anyone with ideas of how we can get our money's worth?

Thanks

:woohoo:

smb6
01-15-2011, 07:50 PM
We don't know what is included

A gate is included:lmao:


And here is a link to a recent thread with the same question....http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2634010

Princess Bette
01-15-2011, 08:05 PM
"A gate is included:lmao:"


So funny! :rotfl:

su_kraft
01-15-2011, 08:24 PM
This is the first time we are travelling in a concierge stateroom. We don't know what is included and what is not. Anyone with ideas of how we can get our money's worth?

Thanks

:woohoo:

First - it is pricey, but it is the VALUE that you feel you get that either makes it worth while or not.

Maximize what your perceived value is by utilizing the shore side services to book excursions, spa, dining, etc. Make sure that you tell them EVERYTHING that you want. Once on board, go tot he reception. They will walk through what they have for you. If there is something missed - that is the time to mention it. Once you set sail, if there is something you need assistance with - pick up the phone and ask. The concierge will do what they can to assist.

We wanted for nothing on our last cruise. Lynda on the Magic made our vacation!!

Have fun!

FJS961
01-15-2011, 08:27 PM
The first thing is you get to book things 120 days out (if paid in full). You have a concierge shoreside team that you can email or call with questions, advice, suggestions, concerns, anything ... they are very good. As of now, the shoreside concierge is the only way to pre-book a cabana on castaway cay. Then your check in and boarding is expedited and you go to a little reception onboard where you meet your concierge hosts and there are reps from the spa, kids club that facilitate registering and adjust any bookings - they seem to have openings that magically appear for you. Lets say your dining rotation is such that the night you had booked for Palo is on a day where you don't want to miss the assigned restaurant, they'll change it for you in a jiffy. They have a folder for you and go over any details you want to. Then there is the full hot breakfast brought to your room if you wish as long as you order it by 10 pm the night before. Your concierge host is available to you via direct line until 10 pm every day if you need anything. There is a concierge cocktail pre-dinner reception during the cruise where characters make an appearance.

Don't know what room you are staying in but the amenities go way beyond the room IMHO.

I'm interested to see what differences there are on the Dream with the lounge and sundeck ... but the real perk for me is the personalized attention and cutting through the anxiety of the "lines and waitlist" mentality like trying to book popular things and being locked out ... I guess I'm trying to say you are paying in part for "access" - if that makes any sense ... like the world of politics

Joana
01-28-2011, 10:17 PM
Thanks for all the info guys. I just booked a Cabana... I do not know what it includes but with 3 toddlers I thought we needed a place to crash.

I am sooo excited... I feel like a kid

:banana:

two-foxes
01-29-2011, 07:09 AM
Thanks for all the info guys. I just booked a Cabana... I do not know what it includes but with 3 toddlers I thought we needed a place to crash.

I am sooo excited... I feel like a kid

:banana:

We are in the same position as you...first time sailing concierge, and with little kids...we opted for the cabana, as well!