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Old 12-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #61
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thanks! I'm a planning freak too so anything I *really* want, I will take control over so I guess I will wait up for a cabana! And maybe Palo too...
Concierge always holds back a cabana each on the Family Beach and I think Serenity Bay as well. I would contact them, if you don't feel like waiting up.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #62
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Can you get coffee anytime? What hours can you access the lounge?
Here is a picture of the coffee maker taken on the Dream with their selections:

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #63
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Here is a picture of the coffee maker taken on the Dream with their selections:

The same machine on the Fantasy is an upgraded version with even more choices and the ability to customize coffee strength ... the concierge host explained it all to me. The plan was to get a cheaper machine but fortunately, the concierge team convinced the higher brass to go even better - glad they did
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:54 PM   #64
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...If you leave it to shoreside concierge in the morning you run the risk of not getting one. ...
We always let the concierge handle this and have had success with it each time. As the above poster said, some must be held back. We even had success with this on the Fantasy MV. I believe some are even held for onboard booking for concierge as we have been asked onboard if we want this as well.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #65
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We always let the concierge handle this and have had success with it each time. As the above poster said, some must be held back. We even had success with this on the Fantasy MV. I believe some are even held for onboard booking for concierge as we have been asked onboard if we want this as well.
I saw at least 4 held back when I checked in for our next cruise. They are the higher number ones. On our last cruise the Concierges confirmed that those cabanas are held for booking by guests in suites.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:02 PM   #66
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Yeah, but don't the suites, outnumber the cabanas..2-1? Personally, I wouldn't chance it, if I really wanted a cabana.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #67
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Hey, we were on this one, too, Concierge in 11004. It was a blast, and I can't imagine not going Concierge for future cruises. On the first afternoon, we told our room steward that all we needed in our fridge was Coke and bottled water, and that night the fridge was stuffed to the gills. Knowing we could always grab a beverage and a snack easily without fighting a crowd anywhere just made the whole vacation so stress-free.

And the wife and I got to play Concierge host for PJ. He's going to Aulani for a wedding in a few months, and we had just been there in February, so we gave him a bunch of recommendations of for restaurants and touristy stuff to do, and the next night he'd printed off some of the menus from those places for us to review. It was fun turning the tables a bit.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #68
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Noise from deck above

The question was asked a few times, but on a previous page. Is there any noticeable noise from the deck above in the concierge cabins??
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #69
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The question was asked a few times, but on a previous page. Is there any noticeable noise from the deck above in the concierge cabins??
Just off the Dream and had our first experience in Concierge! I will say, it makes the cruise an entirely different experience. The lounge was a great retreat from the crowds and the food was delicious! The free drinks help as well. The service was top notch and they really went the extra mile.

We were in 12504 and had only one night where we heard any noise. It was an extremely windy night and I'm guessing it was the Crew packing up the chairs on the deck above. Outside of that single, brief instance, it was incredibly quiet and a wonderful experience!
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Just off the Dream and had our first experience in Concierge! I will say, it makes the cruise an entirely different experience. The lounge was a great retreat from the crowds and the food was delicious! The free drinks help as well. The service was top notch and they really went the extra mile.

We were in 12504 and had only one night where we heard any noise. It was an extremely windy night and I'm guessing it was the Crew packing up the chairs on the deck above. Outside of that single, brief instance, it was incredibly quiet and a wonderful experience!
Any pictures? We are on the fantasy in the same room! I'm guessing the same setup!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #71
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The same machine on the Fantasy is an upgraded version with even more choices and the ability to customize coffee strength ... the concierge host explained it all to me. The plan was to get a cheaper machine but fortunately, the concierge team convinced the higher brass to go even better - glad they did
Yes the machine on the Fantasy was definitely a step above the one on the Dream!

Loved the Mochachino's the one on the Fantasy made... A couple nights Julia insisted my wife have one of the hot chocolates and Bailey's since she was cold and mmmm it was great too!




Regarding deck noise from chairs above in the rooms on deck 12, we didn't really notice it at all. Every once in awhile we heard the chairs being moved around but it was generally always at times we were already awake or hadn't went to sleep and was not very loud at all.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #72
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First time DCL

I have been following the thread. Is there anything you forgot or wish you had brought with you in your cabin? Others have suggested:
Power strip/extension cord
night light
over door shoe rack
bungie cords

anything that you can think of?

1st time disney cruisers in Concierge family 3 kids under 9....

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:36 AM   #73
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Any pictures? We are on the fantasy in the same room! I'm guessing the same setup!
Yes, they are the same. We normally book the 299 square foot Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah so the larger Concierge suite did not appeal to us. The Verandah was the typical size and both the room and Verandah can be shared with the Roy suite. A few subtle differences that we noted. For example, the larger TV in front of the bed.

Room looking towards the door -



Fridge upon arrival - this was re-stocked daily (including Mickey Bars)!



Another subtle but nice difference was the additional H2O Plus items. Picture for reference -



Also, awaiting our arrival was a nice fruit basket -



Different color scheme - different pillow color -



The food was delicious - a breakfast item example -



Lunch items example -



And the bed was a pullout which was different than we had ever seen. This is the layout at night -



Hope this helps! Please let me know if I can answer any questions. If you have the opportunity, the experience was wonderful. As veteran Disney Cruisers, this was a very unique experience for us and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #74
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Coke products, and I did see some dr. Pepper in there.
Notably, there is a lot of storage space in the rooms. I brought extra hangers, over the door shoe holder, closet organizer, etc but never used any of it. There are two spacious closets, twelve drawers, six cubbies and lots of cupboard space. The bed is well lifted off the floor and our suitcases fit under there. We had a big bump out and four chairs on our balcony which meant we could all sit outside. However since that was usually first thing in the morning and before dinner we could not take advantage of it because the guests on both sides of us were on their balconies smoking and the smell wafted over.
We were the only family to decorate our door on our side but there were a few fish extenders around.
I honestly don't think I could ever book another cruise without going concierge.
I was on the Fantasy on the 12/8 sailing and there was no Dr Pepper on board. They don't carry it at all. I brought my own Pibb Extra with me, which excited some attention and may have been what you saw (not mine, specifically, but another passenger may have brought their own, too).

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OP, were you able to order from the MD (room service)? We had a one bedroom in June, but they are sold out for out for our April sailing. I have conflicting information, regarding room service and the menu for the Verandah cabins.
The concierge told me that the main dining rooms only deliver room service to suites. The family rooms don't have a dining table, so they can't deliver the main dining meal, because it all comes at once.
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The question was asked a few times, but on a previous page. Is there any noticeable noise from the deck above in the concierge cabins??
I did concierge on the Dream in 12508 and there was no noise. I think the concierge sun deck was above us but I'm not sure. I did hear that the Wonder and Magic concierge rooms were below deck 9 so that's where the ping pong tables and eating tables were so there is much noise on the classic ships.

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