The Supper Club was one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. It is so worth $25pp that it makes you crazy. Fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good about it. Once you check it out, than you will be the next "me" raving about it on this site guaranteed.
So, the Supper Club, or Reservations Only Dining Room, is the way to go? I am so impressed with the regular dining room on the ship, the choices of food, service etc. What do they do over and beyond, that would make me want to spend the extra money to go there? Is the food and service that much better??
It is a matter of personnal preference. The reservation restaurants are smaller and intimate, usually only 50-80 people. Some people think the service is more attentitive. They vary from ship to ship. Some have dishes prepared at the table. They have the finest cuts of steak and gourmet food. Or as mentioned above specialty food like Joe's stone crab. Is it worth $25-$30 per person extra? It's a matter of opinion. To me I would rather use that money else where.
If you want a 6 star dinner with the service to match for 30$$ per person (that is the cost on the Miracle) go to the supper club. Its also more quiet, has music, and is more intimate. If none of the above if your thing, I would pass.
Do you get the choices in the Reservation Only dining rooms that you do in the regular dining areas? For instance, if I order an entree that isn't to my liking, am I able to reorder another one at no extra cost? I know that cruising is a way to try new things, and if I don't care for lamb or quail, can I get the prime rib or chicken instead??
Yes, if for some slight chance you do not like your entree, they will let you order a different one. They will also let you get as much as you want of an entree (like the dinning room). The extra charge is to allwo them to provide an exclusive chef and staff and provide a absolutely wonderful meal. We tried the supper club on the Spirit. We have seen them on other cruises but could not understand why you would pay more for dinning when the main dinning room was so wonderful. The supper club "host" told use we wouldn't be sorry, and they were correct. Like EMR stated, you NEVER get a meal like that again for $30.
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