what did u use butler and concierge for???

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#2
Virginia
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The perks question has been asked and answered here hundreds of times.

A search of NCL perks will give you what is available for each category.

As to use of butler and concierge: The butler showed up shortly after boarding. Explained everything in suite. Showed us how coffee machine worked. Took note of requests for beverages, depending on suite level.
Cleaned out refrigerator to make room for other things. Came by during day to refresh coffee, fruit, etc. Brought afternoon snacks. Served at least two meals in-suite. Brought wine left in suite to dining room at dinner a couple of times. And just made a point of checking on our welfare.

The concierge or his assistant was always available during breakfast each morning. Made last minute reservations for MDR and specialty restaurants.
Stopped by a couple of times while we were dining. Recommended excursions and reserved them. Took care of getting spa passes. Made reservations for chef's dinner. Met us each morning to facilitate (secret passage) getting off ship. Met us onshore to get us on tender. Arranged bridge tour. Arranged for us to see Garden Villa prior to debarking.
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NJ
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The butler will deliver and set up your room service, and also replenishes coffee and other things in your cabin. (Room steward is separate)

As mentioned, the concierge makes reservations for whatever you'd like, gives pointers and tips for ports, and serves as escort off the ship for suite guests--this is valuable if you have a tender port particularly, or for leaving the ship to debark.

Some people utililize both of them a lot; some hardly use their services.
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#4
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Originally posted by Va. Plumber
The perks question has been asked and answered here hundreds of times.

A search of NCL perks will give you what is available for each category.
Regardless to how many times this has been asked, since the search engine is still down that doesn't really help.

OP Here's a thread that may help

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1382990
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Originally posted by che5904
Regardless to how many times this has been asked, since the search engine is still down that doesn't really help.

OP Here's a thread that may help

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1382990
There is a search field at the top of the forum in the cruise critic banner. There is a small magnifying glass symbol adjacent to it.
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Search has been disabled unfortunately. I'm trying to get my butler to fix it.



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Originally posted by meatball_nyc
Search has been disabled unfortunately. I'm trying to get my butler to fix it.



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Originally posted by Cruisin&Relaxin
There is a search field at the top of the forum in the cruise critic banner. There is a small magnifying glass symbol adjacent to it.
Yes I know that one is there. I have less luck and results with it than I do with google (which I don't have a lot of luck finding what I'm looking for without trying many different word formations".

I for one, am patiently waiting for the regular board search function to repaired.
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Originally posted by che5904
Yes I know that one is there. I have less luck and results with it than I do with google (which I don't have a lot of luck finding what I'm looking for without trying many different word formations".

I for one, am patiently waiting for the regular board search function to repaired.
If one searches using "Norwegian Butler Concierge", many relevant threads come up that answer the OPs exact query. It isn't the same search function that we had before, but you can still locate answers using this alternative approach.
#10
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In addition to the daily snacks, our butler brought the chocolate chip cookies, gummy bears and peanut M&Ms requested by my daughter. He also asked what we would like waiting when we returned from an excursion (we had no idea) and showed up with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He brought my daughter the cheesecake brownie from Osheehans that she loved.

My stomach hurts just thinking about it - but it was all for my daughter, not for me..

The concierge got us priority disembarkation, priority access to Cirque Dreams, and a 7:30 table at a specialty restaurant that was showing no availability.
#11
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Your butler can also arrange parties in your suite if you like. They set up for drinks and appetizers or dinners in your suite. MY butler also gives me info on the ports I am going to. In europe I ran into my butler on the shuttle bus and he showed me the train and sat with me as we were both going into Rome. They have helped me with my ipod and with what outfit to wear lol. I have been very lucky with my butlers. Nothing beats the concierge getting you on and off the ship at ports so you don't have to wait in line with everyone else. I also try and get the same butler when I know they will be on the ship I am going to. I make sure and tip them well because I appreciate them so much
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Originally posted by Va. Plumber
The perks question has been asked and answered here hundreds of times.

A search of NCL perks will give you what is available for each category....
The issue of the search function being down has been asked and answered here seemingly a hundred times this month. LOL!

And, often the suggestion to just use google comes up. If you type this into google, you will get lots of answers - though other posters have already covered things. I think there is a similar question asked a few days ago. It might be on the 2nd page of current postings.

EXAMPLE SEARCH TERMS:
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#14
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Originally posted by Cruisin&Relaxin
There is a search field at the top of the forum in the cruise critic banner. There is a small magnifying glass symbol adjacent to it.
True but it has been disabled for weeks.
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Why must people be bashed for asking a question? Probably every question that is currently asked on this forum has been asked before. If people do not want to answer a question that has already been asked, then don't. This forum should be about helping people find answers to questions, sharing experiences, and interacting with other people about a subject that apparently appeals to all of us, not to try to make someone feel like crap for not wanting to, or not knowing how to search. Maybe someone, by asking a question is trying to start a connection, or start a dialogue. Either way, it is my belief that if you do not want to answer or add something constructive to the topic at hand, you should just move on to find one that does instead of the unnecessary commentary.
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Originally posted by time2cruise1
True but it has been disabled for weeks.

That's funny, because the main search (at the top of the web page) works just fine for me

The search function that hasn't been available is the actual forum search.
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#17
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Originally posted by KweezyCruiser
In addition to the daily snacks, our butler brought the chocolate chip cookies, gummy bears and peanut M&Ms requested by my daughter. He also asked what we would like waiting when we returned from an excursion (we had no idea) and showed up with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He brought my daughter the cheesecake brownie from Osheehans that she loved.

My stomach hurts just thinking about it - but it was all for my daughter, not for me..

The concierge got us priority disembarkation, priority access to Cirque Dreams, and a 7:30 table at a specialty restaurant that was showing no availability.
OMG. You can get peanut M&MS? Thank you for telling us. I don't need them everyday but sometimes I get a hankering for them and have always bought them to have in our penthouse stateroom.

Thank you!
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Originally posted by AjBren2
Why must people be bashed for asking a question? Probably every question that is currently asked on this forum has been asked before. If people do not want to answer a question that has already been asked, then don't. This forum should be about helping people find answers to questions, sharing experiences, and interacting with other people about a subject that apparently appeals to all of us, not to try to make someone feel like crap for not wanting to, or not knowing how to search. Maybe someone, by asking a question is trying to start a connection, or start a dialogue. Either way, it is my belief that if you do not want to answer or add something constructive to the topic at hand, you should just move on to find one that does instead of the unnecessary commentary.
I read these boards all the time to get as much info as I possibly can.....and I absolutely agree with you.....I don't understand why people choose to respond just to be nasty. Thanks for saying it so well!
#19
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Originally posted by gempro2758
traveling in march and stay in a penthouse what perks can i expect??? what did u use butler and concierge for???
When I booked my first NCL cruise in a suite I read every CC review from a suite cruiser and printed some good ones and highlighted comments re: perks/ butler/concierge. It was most helpful.

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#20
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Originally posted by AjBren2
Why must people be bashed for asking a question? Probably every question that is currently asked on this forum has been asked before. If people do not want to answer a question that has already been asked, then don't. This forum should be about helping people find answers to questions, sharing experiences, and interacting with other people about a subject that apparently appeals to all of us, not to try to make someone feel like crap for not wanting to, or not knowing how to search. Maybe someone, by asking a question is trying to start a connection, or start a dialogue. Either way, it is my belief that if you do not want to answer or add something constructive to the topic at hand, you should just move on to find one that does instead of the unnecessary commentary.
Yeah totally agree with you here. We are set to be first time butlered guests (first time in a full & proper suite) on Getaway, and I came to this thread actually looking for actual information but unfortunately over half the "responses" are people who think it is a better idea to spend 10 minutes putting a "why don't you search for butler threads" post, when they can spend less than 5 minutes ACTUALLY PROVIDING RELEVANT INFORMATION. IMHO (and I'm not afraid to say what everyone is thinkin here) its that kind of thing that shows the true colors of of many (but not necessarily all) of those cruisers that do stay in nothing less than suites/Haven on every cruise. We've never done this suite/Haven thing before, and are doing it to celebrate our 5th anniversary, but I seriously hope I don't have to mingle with people who carry themselves like that while I'm in the Haven.
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