A few notes on this Royal Suite. I was in it in 2003 for a Transatlantic cruise. I also know that this ship goes into dry dock the end of April so would not have been surprised at some slightly shabby areas. Not so in the suite. The ... Read More
A few notes on this Royal Suite. I was in it in 2003 for a Transatlantic cruise. I also know that this ship goes into dry dock the end of April so would not have been surprised at some slightly shabby areas. Not so in the suite. The lighting was all new since I last used it and had much better controls. The sofas in the living room appeared to be very new. The Jacuzzi tub was working better, the lavatories that are rose glass and have been carved on the underside had been replaced as one of them had some chips when I last used this suite, the bedding was new or not very old, and everything was spotless. The only thing that was not perfect was the baby grand piano, which uses discs to play music, did not seem to be hitting all of the notes when you used it that way. However if you just sat down and played it worked fine. We had a good steward but I was saddened to hear that Mary Joy, the steward that I had in 2003 was still working on this ship and still had this suite but was on her last week of vacation. She was due back next week. I would have enjoyed seeing her again as she was wonderful. That being said, we were well taken care of on this cruise. When we arrived we had the normal bottle of bubbly, a fruit basket and a 2nd one as well sent by our TA, and a dozen red roses on the dining table. During the week we were given two bottles of wine, a white as we embarked and a red a couple of days later, a bottle of non alcoholic bubbly after they found out one of us did not partake, and every night after there were some type of goodies from the chocolate dipped strawberries to other hors d'oeuvres. Just nice to have. Read Less
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