Bedtime chocolates GONE!

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#1
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Now really, Celebrity? You have to cut corners so close that there aren't pennies per night for pieces of chocolate?
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Originally posted by cruisestitch
Now really, Celebrity? You have to cut corners so close that there aren't pennies per night for pieces of chocolate?
Never eat them on the ship, may have them waiting in the airport going home
Beside go to cafe Al Bacio if you need chocolate
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Montgomery, AL
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Originally posted by cruisestitch
Now really, Celebrity? You have to cut corners so close that there aren't pennies per night for pieces of chocolate?
We had chocolate covered oreos on each of our pillows every night on our recent Summit cruise to Bermuda. Not bad at all, the time or two I tried them.

Hard to beat the small chocolates at Cafe al Bacio!
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Sorry to all that will miss them. But we always left a big pile of them on the desk when we left.
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Originally posted by mpace58
Sorry to all that will miss them. But we always left a big pile of them on the desk when we left.
I did too, I hoped they recycled mine. Maybe too many left them and they figured the majority didn't like them and, if they did stop them, that could be the reason why.
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Being realistic how many people have chocolates next to their bed at home and have a piece before retiring? I know when you take a cruise or on a vacation you do things that you normally don't do at home but if it means giving up the perk of Celebrity offering the drink package to continue placing the piece of chocolate on my pillow I won't miss the chocolate, the grand brunch or other things they are cutting.

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I know in the "scheme of things" this is not a make or break deal, as a lot of people don't even eat the chocolate - but it just one more thing from the "old days of cruising" that is now becoming extinct.

I actually saved them for the next day and ate them after lunch which is my favorite time to have a piece of chocolate.

RCL does not give out chocolate either. Not sure when they stopped that but on our March Explorer cruise there were no night time chocolates at turn down.

Can some one tell me where the chocolates in Cafe al Bacio are? I don't think I've ever noticed them. Do you have to ask for them? Thanks.
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Daughter is on silhouette at the moment they have chocolates maybe they ran out on the equinox or your attendant forgot?
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Originally posted by mpace58
Sorry to all that will miss them. But we always left a big pile of them on the desk when we left.
CruisingChick: I know in the "scheme of things" this is not a make or break deal, as a lot of people don't even eat the chocolate - but it just one more thing from the "old days of cruising" that is now becoming extinct.
I am not a big chocolate guy, either. They just piled up during our recent Solstice cruise down under. Maybe they found that not as many customers wanted or used this item left on the pillows. No loss for me.

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Won't miss them. They only pile up on the nightstand.
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Originally posted by CruisingChick
I know in the "scheme of things" this is not a make or break deal, as a lot of people don't even eat the chocolate - but it just one more thing from the "old days of cruising" that is now becoming extinct.

I actually saved them for the next day and ate them after lunch which is my favorite time to have a piece of chocolate.

RCL does not give out chocolate either. Not sure when they stopped that but on our March Explorer cruise there were no night time chocolates at turn down.

Can some one tell me where the chocolates in Cafe al Bacio are? I don't think I've ever noticed them. Do you have to ask for them? Thanks.
I agree CruisingChick. Can I live without a chocolate on my pillow ? Absolutely ! Is it a tiny bit disappointing to hear they may have been eliminated ? Well, yes. It's another one of those thoughtful items that made Celebrity extra special, and perhaps it's gone.

However, it's entirely possible, that they ran out of chocolates, or perhaps something new is to come. I'm more than willing to give Celebrity time to see if a new item is forthcoming.

As for your Cafe Al Bacio question, the chocolates were available on request, but who knows if that amenity will remain as well.
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#13
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Originally posted by CruisingChick
Can some one tell me where the chocolates in Cafe al Bacio are? I don't think I've ever noticed them. Do you have to ask for them? Thanks.
The servers on the Summit were good about bringing the box around and offering them. You could also ask for them at the counter. They are petite, very thin pieces of chocolate in a variety of flavors.
#15
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I do hope the chocs haven't disappeared. Our grandchikdren spend the time we are away, looking forward to their treats when we get back!
#16
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We had them all 11 nights on our recent Silhouette cruise (June 22 - July 3). With so many treats on board, we only ate a few here and there and left a pile on the desk. Interesting side note - they had 2 candy covered apples for my 2 kids. That was the first time on all our cruises that we experienced a "welcome treat" for my kids. We thought that was a nice touch.
#17
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Originally posted by CruisingChick
I know in the "scheme of things" this is not a make or break deal, as a lot of people don't even eat the chocolate - but it just one more thing from the "old days of cruising" that is now becoming extinct.

I actually saved them for the next day and ate them after lunch which is my favorite time to have a piece of chocolate.

RCL does not give out chocolate either. Not sure when they stopped that but on our March Explorer cruise there were no night time chocolates at turn down.

Can some one tell me where the chocolates in Cafe al Bacio are? I don't think I've ever noticed them. Do you have to ask for them? Thanks.
Please don't mention the "old days of cruising" or you'll bring out the "I don't want the old days of cruising" crowd.

On our last 3 Celebrity sailings, there were no chocolates until we mentioned it, & then they appeared every night. I do love having them on the pillow every night, & usually eat my wife's also. Is the lack of chocolates a deal breaker?...no it isn't, but it was a nice extra touch that helped set Celebrity apart.
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#18
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Originally posted by jonsmum
I do hope the chocs haven't disappeared. Our grandchikdren spend the time we are away, looking forward to their treats when we get back!
You could always purchase a small bag of wrapped chocolates and then take them out of the bag before you see your grandchildren....they won't know the difference, but will still be able to have their treats when you get back.
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Originally posted by richsea
Please don't mention the "old days of cruising" or you'll bring out the "I don't want the old days of cruising" crowd.

On our last 3 Celebrity sailings, there were no chocolates until we mentioned it, & then they appeared every night. I do love having them on the pillow every night, & usually eat my wife's also. Is the lack of chocolates a deal breaker?...no it isn't, but it was a nice extra touch that helped set Celebrity apart.
We always look forward to the chocolates on our pillow. It is just one of the things that made Celebrity special for us. I know it's not much, but what's next??

Dave
#20
Vancouver, B.C.
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I'm pretty sure I have chocolates in my purse from a few cruises back. I never eat them either, just let them pile up.

Having said that, we had chocolates on two Century cruises this year.
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