Date of Visit: November 8-22, 2019
I don't think we would ever considered sailing Concierge if it hadn't been the only option for an accessible stateroom when we booked. While we weren't a fan of the one bedroom stateroom aspect, the Concierge Lounge did make the extra cost worthwhile. It was especially nice for the Panama Canal cruise.
My favorite part of Concierge was being able to not only get free lattes, but I could almost always get one early in the morning (i.e. 4am or 5am). I would usually enjoy my first sitting up in the Concierge sundeck area.
There were some morning the machine needed cleaning (i.e. the milk unfrozen) and I couldn't until 6am (one morning at 6:30am, Dad actually did it because it still hadn't been fixed and he had seen them do it).
The coffee area always had one sugar free syrup (vanilla at the beginning of our cruise and caramel later), one regular sugar syrup (hazelnut), and agave syrup. There was also some different sugars for tea and usually also a cinnamon shaker.
Mik enjoyed the hot chocolate and having "Captain's Coffee" with Mom in the lounge on Sunday morning when in Cabo San Lucas.
While we still mostly got breakfast from Cabanas, we enjoyed being able to get some things before Cabanas was open (usually the stuff was out by 6am). In particular, Mik loved the Mickey cinnamon rolls. He also liked the little donuts, which rotated between different flavors including jelly filled and chocolate filled.
The lunch dessert offerings were my favorite as I fell in love with the chocolate covered Nutella Oreos. They also usually had some sort of pie in a cup.
I also really enjoyed that most of the day there were usually mandarin oranges as well as bananas.
My other favorite treat from the lounge was the fruit skewers.
Being able to grab drinks from the fridge in the lounge was another of our favorite perks. Mik, in particular, found it easier to have mini cans stocked in the room compared to usually having to ask us to go fill him a cup many times a day. As Dad and I rarely drink soda, we really enjoyed having sparkling water as an option. Unfortunately, they ran out of sparkling water and there wasn't any for the last three days of the cruise.
Mom and Mik's favorite thing was Happy Hour with free drinks in the evening. They would almost always get a drink to take to dinner. Mik especially enjoyed getting the drinks of the day.
Having access to the Concierge Lounge was something that we really enjoyed on the Panama Canal day, especially when it rained.
We also really loved the Concierge benefit of showing our Key to the World card to get free popcorn whenever we went to the Walt Disney Theatre or passed by the Buena Vista Theater when the popcorn cart was open.
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