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We are currently booked for Anytime Dining. Since we are in a full suite, will we automatically be assigned to the Club Class Dining Room? If not, what do I need to do to have Club Class dining on our cruise?  Thanks

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7 minutes ago, JimAOk1945 said:

We are currently booked for Anytime Dining. Since we are in a full suite, will we automatically be assigned to the Club Class Dining Room? If not, what do I need to do to have Club Class dining on our cruise?  Thanks

You just have to show up. Its automatic when you choose AT dining.

They will have a list of cabins.  🙂

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23 minutes ago, JimAOk1945 said:

We are currently booked for Anytime Dining. Since we are in a full suite, will we automatically be assigned to the Club Class Dining Room? If not, what do I need to do to have Club Class dining on our cruise?  Thanks

You don't need to do anything. Just go to the Club Class dining area, they will have your name and room number on their list.

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Yes, it's automatic.  Just show up to the Club Class entrance, they will check your name against their list and escort you right to your table without any wait.  We really enjoyed Club Class.  It actually works much the same as the Mimosa Breakfast for Suite passengers, but CC is in a cordoned off section of the MDR instead of Sabatini's/Crown Grill.

 

It's important that you keep Anytime Dining if you want CC, rather than switching to Traditional.  You can still eat at the same time each night, and with the same table-mates (provided they are also CC), but by keeping the Anytime designation you free up a table for non-CC Traditional diners. 

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40 minutes ago, Colo Cruiser said:

You just have to show up. Its automatic when you choose AT dining.

They will have a list of cabins.  🙂

Great! Thanks for the quick answer!

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40 minutes ago, Colorado Coasty said:

You don't need to do anything. Just go to the Club Class dining area, they will have your name and room number on their list.

Good news! Thanks!

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44 minutes ago, Ellipooh said:

Yes, it's automatic.  Just show up to the Club Class entrance, they will check your name against their list and escort you right to your table without any wait.  We really enjoyed Club Class.  It actually works much the same as the Mimosa Breakfast for Suite passengers, but CC is in a cordoned off section of the MDR instead of Sabatini's/Crown Grill.

 

It's important that you keep Anytime Dining if you want CC, rather than switching to Traditional.  You can still eat at the same time each night, and with the same table-mates (provided they are also CC), but by keeping the Anytime designation you free up a table for non-CC Traditional diners. 

Wonderful information. I'm glad it's automatic! Thanks for the tip about keeping Anytime Dining. We will do that. I hope we will be able to get a table for 2, and one that's not too close to others.. Thanks what we prefer. Thanks for your quick reply. Happy cruising!

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On 10/28/2018 at 8:51 PM, JimAOk1945 said:

We are currently booked for Anytime Dining. Since we are in a full suite, will we automatically be assigned to the Club Class Dining Room? If not, what do I need to do to have Club Class dining on our cruise?  Thanks

We don’t use Club Class Dining for breakfast. Suite dining is infinitely better. Love the Mamosas without the orange juice.

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On 10/28/2018 at 7:43 PM, JimAOk1945 said:

 I hope we will be able to get a table for 2, and one that's not too close to others.

 

There will be no problem getting seating for two.  The "not too close to others" may be problematic.  It all depends on what time you care to dine.  If you go for dinner at, say, 6:00 pm, more than likely the room will be pretty full, and the table options my be limited.  If you walk in at 8:00 there is a good chance that the room will be much less crowded, and you can be seated by yourselves at a four-top.

 

Have a great cruise.

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22 minutes ago, XBGuy said:

 

There will be no problem getting seating for two.  The "not too close to others" may be problematic.  It all depends on what time you care to dine.  If you go for dinner at, say, 6:00 pm, more than likely the room will be pretty full, and the table options my be limited.  If you walk in at 8:00 there is a good chance that the room will be much less crowded, and you can be seated by yourselves at a four-top.

 

Have a great cruise.

 

I agree 100% with you on that. Last week on the CB, we found that waiting 30 minutes or so after CC opened up, they ran out of two tops quickly and got seated a a nice larger, four topper by ourselves.

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On 10/28/2018 at 7:43 PM, JimAOk1945 said:

I hope we will be able to get a table for 2, and one that's not too close to others.

As others have said, no problem getting a table for two. But, that normally means a table for 4 seperated by 6-12 inches.  I don’t mind it because “neighbors” seem to engage, or not, depending on how social they want to be. 

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Since Sabatini won't be open for breakfast the last morning, go to CC for the next best breakfast.

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Do they also have sharing with other people in CC or is it only just your group of 2 or 4? We enjoy dining with others.

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CC dining is much better than just Anytime dining.  You will not have to wait for a table.  Well, you may have to wait a minute or two, but we've never waited more than that.  It makes it so nice when you have excursions that get you back to the ship at varying times.  That's what I will miss not having a suite next time!

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On ‎10‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 6:02 PM, Ellipooh said:

Yes, it's automatic.  Just show up to the Club Class entrance, they will check your name against their list and escort you right to your table without any wait.  We really enjoyed Club Class.  It actually works much the same as the Mimosa Breakfast for Suite passengers, but CC is in a cordoned off section of the MDR instead of Sabatini's/Crown Grill.

 

It's important that you keep Anytime Dining if you want CC, rather than switching to Traditional.  You can still eat at the same time each night, and with the same table-mates (provided they are also CC), but by keeping the Anytime designation you free up a table for non-CC Traditional diners. 

Pacific Princess does not have anytime, just traditional. We are in Club Class, a full suite, they show us now at 5:00 PM early seating, they say both 7:15 and 5:00 are waitlisted. Go figure.  We were 6:00 PM but their new policy changed things. 5:00 is way too early. Any ideas.

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On ‎10‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 12:48 PM, Tak8 said:

Since Sabatini won't be open for breakfast the last morning, go to CC for the next best breakfast.

 

Or order room service breakfast. We saved one of the half bottles of champagne we received with our suite to make a batch of mimosas our last morning. It was a great way to have our last meal on board the Royal as our cruise was ending.

 

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6 hours ago, kennicott said:

Pacific Princess does not have anytime, just traditional. We are in Club Class, a full suite, they show us now at 5:00 PM early seating, they say both 7:15 and 5:00 are waitlisted. Go figure.  We were 6:00 PM but their new policy changed things. 5:00 is way too early. Any ideas.

Get on the waitlist for the later seating. It will probably come through.

 

I also do not understand how both sittings can be waitlisted on that ship. That happened to me several years ago, but I cleared the waitlist for my desired seating long before embarkation.

 

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6 hours ago, kennicott said:

Pacific Princess does not have anytime, just traditional. We are in Club Class, a full suite, they show us now at 5:00 PM early seating, they say both 7:15 and 5:00 are waitlisted. Go figure.  We were 6:00 PM but their new policy changed things. 5:00 is way too early. Any ideas.

I thought with Club Class, you can go at any time you like and are not restricted to the times in the traditional dining room.

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If you are booked in a suite make sure you have breakfast in Sabatini... we believe it's the best perk you receive as a suite guest!

Also... they will go out of their way to fix anything you request. 

 

P.S.  The fresh orange juice is the actual reason we book suites!  :classic_love::classic_love::classic_love:

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16 hours ago, kennicott said:

Pacific Princess does not have anytime, just traditional. We are in Club Class, a full suite, they show us now at 5:00 PM early seating, they say both 7:15 and 5:00 are waitlisted. Go figure.  We were 6:00 PM but their new policy changed things. 5:00 is way too early. Any ideas.

 

10 hours ago, caribill said:

I also do not understand how both sittings can be waitlisted on that ship. That happened to me several years ago, but I cleared the waitlist for my desired seating long before embarkation.

When we first booked we were waitlisted in first seating for 6:00 PM, there was a long waitlist at that time for first and none at second, so you were confirmed in second. Took a few weeks to get confirmed in first. Sounds to me like when they changed the time to 5:00 and 7:15, those at 8:15 or whatever were very happy and didn't bother cancelling.
 
This is the first time we have had Club Class. What I'm wondering is why do they say: "Dine on your own schedule and enjoy expedited seating with no wait"? Yet they put you on a seating time and waitlist?
 
We have been on the Pacific Princess before and always chose 6:00 with a table for two and were waitlisted for a while but like now were confirmed for 6:00PM. We prefer 6:30. Yet, both times, when we boarded it showed first seating as 5:30 PM. Our last cruise on the Pacific, in January, when went down to the MDR the first time, they said 6:30 would be okay. 
 
It is confusing but I guess we find out after we board. Sure hope Oscar is in charge.   
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3 minutes ago, kennicott said:

 

It is confusing but I guess we find out after we board. Sure hope Oscar is in charge.   

 

 

Another thread says that Oscar has moved to a different Princess ship.

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Reading these posts about CC has been very appreciated since we'll be trying CC for the first time many many days from now on the Enchanted Princess!  Booked a Premium Mini-suite CC and look forward to the "no wait" with 3,660 passengers onboard!.............our booking "Travel Summary" does indicate "Dining: Club Class" eventhough we always choose AnyTime with our "passenger profile"..................enjoy!

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We used CC on the Royal this past May. It did not matter what time we appeared, they had a table for us- sometimes by a window- sometimes not. It was very easy.

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On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 10:41 AM, onefine89 said:

Reading these posts about CC has been very appreciated since we'll be trying CC for the first time many many days from now on the Enchanted Princess!  Booked a Premium Mini-suite CC and look forward to the "no wait" with 3,660 passengers onboard!.............our booking "Travel Summary" does indicate "Dining: Club Class" eventhough we always choose AnyTime with our "passenger profile"..................enjoy!

 

On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 8:12 AM, caribill said:

 

Another thread says that Oscar has moved to a different Princess ship.

 

On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 11:04 AM, TracieABD said:

We used CC on the Royal this past May. It did not matter what time we appeared, they had a table for us- sometimes by a window- sometimes not. It was very easy.

 

On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 11:04 AM, TracieABD said:

We used CC on the Royal this past May. It did not matter what time we appeared, they had a table for us- sometimes by a window- sometimes not. It was very easy.

 

On ‎11‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 8:07 AM, kennicott said:

 

When we first booked we were waitlisted in first seating for 6:00 PM, there was a long waitlist at that time for first and none at second, so you were confirmed in second. Took a few weeks to get confirmed in first. Sounds to me like when they changed the time to 5:00 and 7:15, those at 8:15 or whatever were very happy and didn't bother cancelling.
 
This is the first time we have had Club Class. What I'm wondering is why do they say: "Dine on your own schedule and enjoy expedited seating with no wait"? Yet they put you on a seating time and waitlist?
 
We have been on the Pacific Princess before and always chose 6:00 with a table for two and were waitlisted for a while but like now were confirmed for 6:00PM. We prefer 6:30. Yet, both times, when we boarded it showed first seating as 5:30 PM. Our last cruise on the Pacific, in January, when went down to the MDR the first time, they said 6:30 would be okay. 
 
It is confusing but I guess we find out after we board. Sure hope Oscar is in charge.   

 

Just got off the Pacific.  Club Class was sooo good. So was the other amenities in the full suite. Not counting those we get as Elites.  Hard to ever live without all that luxury from here on. Oscar wasn't there, as he moved over to the "Crown" but his legacy lives on. No problems anywhere and one of the greatest if not the greatest cruises for us ever when considering the sandpoint of cuisine and cabin quality.    

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