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Old 05-09-2008, 08:39 AM
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Is it worth the extra $$? Is it for the entire cruise or just one day on the cruise?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:51 AM
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It is worth the extra charge (in my opinion). It is for one dinner in the supper club. The meal is fantastic. I figure, where else can I get a 5 star dinner for $30? Don't get me wrong, the main dinning room food and service is great too, but the supper club takes it a step further.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:19 AM
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Hey Jim, does the club replace the black tie sitting? or is it one in the same?
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searching the internet and then having carnival match the price gets me nothing else but peace of mind. I know by going thru carnival they can resolve a booking issue immediately (altho we have never ever had an issue) instead of having to go thru an internet service, no one answering the phone, travel service that we may or maynot have to resolve.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:34 AM
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searching the internet and then having carnival match the price gets me nothing else but peace of mind. I know by going thru carnival they can resolve a booking issue immediately (altho we have never ever had an issue) instead of having to go thru an internet service, no one answering the phone, travel service that we may or maynot have to resolve.
First, a disclaimer, I have a bias on this topic. I am an agent and obviously have a different take on the security of booking direct. By doing so you are dealing with an employee of the company you're sailing with. Therefor you have nobody but you to resolve issues should they arise. Having an agent gives you someone else to go to battle if things don't go as expected. I won't go into great detail but having an employee in a position of no authority may not be the strongest position. If it makes you more comfortable to deal with the company direct, there is some benefit in that comfort level. Having an advocate on the outside with connections to the corporate level or a company rep responsible for maintaining agencies business relations on a grander scale than one lone booking may actually be beneficial. Just a thought from someone on the other side.

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Old 05-09-2008, 11:38 AM
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Just go to the Holland America Age Requirement thread and see how booking with an agent saved the day.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:58 AM
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Hey Jim, does the club replace the black tie sitting? or is it one in the same?
No. The supper club is a specialty resturant all to itself. (Like Chops on RCCL) That is why not all Carnival ships have a supper club. They are only on the newer bigger ships that have the space for an additonal resturant area.

We typically make our reservation for a night that IS NOT formal night. I don't know what the requirements are now that Carnival relaxed the dress code for the main dinning room, but last time we went, they required at least business casual (meaning a dress shirt and pants) but that may have changed.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:57 PM
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Well, Jim, you'll be finding out in 34 days
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You're right about that Niel- Almost like buying travel insurance from the same cruise line your traveling on.
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It is worth the extra charge (in my opinion). It is for one dinner in the supper club. The meal is fantastic. I figure, where else can I get a 5 star dinner for $30? Don't get me wrong, the main dinning room food and service is great too, but the supper club takes it a step further.
So what you're actually saying is the meal in the main dr is worth $0 an that you didn't already pay for it.
 
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