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Old 06-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Royal High Tea on the Fantasy!

We just got off the Fantasy this morning! Beautiful ship and such a fun cruise minus the fact that my oldest got sick on Thursday and the other two were throwing up at 5am today.

When we met with our concierge host Alice on the first day, she told us that they were rolling out something brand new just this week that will be held only on the Fantasy. She said it was a Royal High Tea. She said it will normally be $270 but since they were doing a practice run, it was going to be free! Couldn't pass that up! I will give a more detailed report after I get home on Tuesday but it was cute and dd had a blast. They had a bunch of goodies for dd including a Cinderella doll, a Cinderella music box and a charm bracelet and necklace. In addition to the goodies and the tea and treats, Lady Chamomile and Chef Brle sing throughout the tea and Cinderella, Belle and Tiana stop by and bring charms with them for the girls to add to their bracelets and necklaces.

A more detail description along with pictures will come after I get home!
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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We just got off the Fantasy this morning! Beautiful ship and such a fun cruise minus the fact that my oldest got sick on Thursday and the other two were throwing up at 5am today.

When we met with our concierge host Alice on the first day, she told us that they were rolling out something brand new just this week that will be held only on the Fantasy. She said it was a Royal High Tea. She said it will normally be $270 but since they were doing a practice run, it was going to be free! Couldn't pass that up! I will give a more detailed report after I get home on Tuesday but it was cute and dd had a blast. They had a bunch of goodies for dd including a Cinderella doll, a Cinderella music box and a charm bracelet and necklace. In addition to the goodies and the tea and treats, Lady Chamomile and Chef Brle sing throughout the tea and Cinderella, Belle and Tiana stop by and bring charms with them for the girls to add to their bracelets and necklaces.

A more detail description along with pictures will come after I get home!
$270???? Wow.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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We just got off the Fantasy this morning! Beautiful ship and such a fun cruise minus the fact that my oldest got sick on Thursday and the other two were throwing up at 5am today.

When we met with our concierge host Alice on the first day, she told us that they were rolling out something brand new just this week that will be held only on the Fantasy. She said it was a Royal High Tea. She said it will normally be $270 but since they were doing a practice run, it was going to be free! Couldn't pass that up! I will give a more detailed report after I get home on Tuesday but it was cute and dd had a blast. They had a bunch of goodies for dd including a Cinderella doll, a Cinderella music box and a charm bracelet and necklace. In addition to the goodies and the tea and treats, Lady Chamomile and Chef Brle sing throughout the tea and Cinderella, Belle and Tiana stop by and bring charms with them for the girls to add to their bracelets and necklaces.

A more detail description along with pictures will come after I get home!
Sounds like the Perfectly Princess Tea (name might not be right?!?!) at the Grand Floridian. They used to have a royal tea for the little girls & their moms with a doll and other goodies for about the same price. Not sure if they still do this...
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Yes the pricing will be as follows.

$270 (actually it may be $269) for one adult and one child
$210 for an additional child
$69 for additional adult

I'm glad we got to do it for free because I personally don't think it's worth that price. I only have one dd but I feel sorry for those with more than one. That becomes a really hefty price! Boys are welcome too. Lady chamomile said they'd get swords and stuff but there were no boys at ours.
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Wow...that is a steep price...considering the other High Tea for adults was only $10 or $15 pp. They recently did away with the High Tea because they wanted to make more slots available for brunch.

Where will they hold this new Royal Tea?

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I can think of much better things on the ship to use $270 on. Ouch!
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Wow...that is a steep price...considering the other High Tea for adults was only $10 or $15 pp. They recently did away with the High Tea because they wanted to make more slots available for brunch.

Where will they hold this new Royal Tea?

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It was held at royal court. I think it was about 8 tables being used that surrounded the large round table in the center of the restaurant. Each table had about 2 little girls and their parents.
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People whine about the "nickel and diming" on other cruise lines. We all know DCL doesn't do that. Instead, they $10 and $20 you...or in this case - $269!!

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How did you hear about this? Was it just for concierge? We are on the Fantasy on July 6. I would LOVE to be able to do this with my 6 year old DD .

I did the Perfectly Princess Tea with my older DD when she was 4. (She's now almost 12.) Honestly, it's one of our best memories ever of WDW. We still have the doll and the accessories.
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So they get rid of the adult High Tea, and then bring this in with no option for adults with no kids. Just one more way DCL is making me feel like I'm not really welcome as part of a family that only consists of 2 adults. I really miss the days when they really did try to make everyone feel like they belonged there.

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Yes the pricing will be as follows.

$270 (actually it may be $269) for one adult and one child
$210 for an additional child
$69 for additional adult

I'm glad we got to do it for free because I personally don't think it's worth that price. I only have one dd but I feel sorry for those with more than one. That becomes a really hefty price! Boys are welcome too. Lady chamomile said they'd get swords and stuff but there were no boys at ours.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #11
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So they get rid of the adult High Tea, and then bring this in with no option for adults with no kids. Just one more way DCL is making me feel like I'm not really welcome as part of a family that only consists of 2 adults. I really miss the days when they really did try to make everyone feel like they belonged there.
I will say that other cruise lines offer High Tea on sea days for free. A very elegant and fun experience. I am willing to pay for the trinkets for my little princess, I think it should be offered for free for adults???
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To be fair I'd be willing to pay for it, maybe the 69 they want for adding an extra adult could be the adult without child? Or they could find some other way to offer something like this for adults? They really need more stuff for adults who don't care to drink. It's not even so much that I'm judgey on the subject as that I flat out hate the flavor of most alcohol and the last thing this diabetic needs is a ton of the sweet fruity drinks that I will drink. So having other stuff available for adults like me would be nice.

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I will say that other cruise lines offer High Tea on sea days for free. A very elegant and fun experience. I am willing to pay for the trinkets for my little princess, I think it should be offered for free for adults???
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To be fair I'd be willing to pay for it, maybe the 69 they want for adding an extra adult could be the adult without child? Or they could find some other way to offer something like this for adults? They really need more stuff for adults who don't care to drink. It's not even so much that I'm judgey on the subject as that I flat out hate the flavor of most alcohol and the last thing this diabetic needs is a ton of the sweet fruity drinks that I will drink. So having other stuff available for adults like me would be nice.
This isn't a regular tea. It is a character event for kids (especially girls). They used to have high tea on the ships..but they stopped it, so obviously it wasn't worth it for them.

As an adult alone I wouldn't pay 69 for a character event with just tea. I can't see many who would, otherwise they would do something like that.
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So they get rid of the adult High Tea, and then bring this in with no option for adults with no kids. Just one more way DCL is making me feel like I'm not really welcome as part of a family that only consists of 2 adults. I really miss the days when they really did try to make everyone feel like they belonged there.
I can relate. I know my entire group of adults would willingly pay for the adult tea experience like Palo used to have, but they give all these reasons why it is not feasible. It was sold out and it doesn't take any more room than they use to hold this one for the children. I think Disney is missing the boat (pun intended) on this-who do they think pays for the DCL vacations?!?!?
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