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Dishin with Janet (A Star Class Foodie Live Review) Allure Sept. 30th

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Howdy folks!

 

 

I've been up in the air about "Live Reviewing" our upcoming Allure cruise but I never see enough food pictures and reviews for my liking so I thought I would take that general angle (since there is already at least one other person live reviewing out cruise.) This will be our first Star Class stay in room 1701 Owner's Panoramic Suite. (The casino made us an upgrade offer we couldn't refuse, there is no way we could have paid full price for this trip.)

 

 

 

Intros:

 

 

Me-Janet-41 years old, a true "foodie" I love to cook and try new things. Cruised on RCCL and Celebrity quite a bit growing up and this will be our 5th cruise out of 6 this year. I just got off the Celebrity Silhouette Norway cruise a couple weeks ago with my parents. We don't have kids and own our own business (Commercial Construction.) So we do get to travel quite a bit but the trade off is that sometimes we end up working during our trips. I also love NASCAR and the Green Bay Packers. We live about an hour north of Atlanta in Cumming, GA on the lovely shores of Lake Lanier.

 

 

Husband-Leslie-55 years old and just turning into a cruise lover. He went on one a long time ago and said he hated it but I convinced him he "just wasn't doing it right" and now he really loves it. He's counting down the days more than I am. He's a former United States Marine and if you see someone in a USMC t-shirt it's probably him. His hobbies include cleaning the house, the car and working in the yard (It's a Marines thing.) He's already worried about leaving the cats (2 inside and 2 outside) but I assured him they will be just fine without him.

 

 

 

We were married on Christmas Eve 2016 but had lived together for 15 years before that and have actually worked together since I was a teenager. We are the odd couple that lives and works together and wouldn't have it any other way.

 

 

Our Genie is Susan and she contacted us a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty OCD and had already picked out most of our dining venues and times (I had made a spreadsheet-I'm that kind) so I sent it to her and she said she would set everything up. We fly down on the 29th with an overnight at the Rodeway Inn (I've heard mixed reviews but it looks like a fun place to spend the first night and has free shuttles.)

 

 

 

Dining plans include dinners at Giovanni's, Chops (2), Chef's Table, Coastal Kitchen (2), 150 Central Park and lunches at Chops, Sabor, and Izumi (2).

 

 

I can't wait to share our first Star Class experience with all of you!

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You will have a great time, but, once you’ve been in Star Class, it’s hard to cruise any other way. Did you know that you can request Starbucks to be delivered to your Suite in the morning? BTW, if you get Carmen as your suite attendant, say hi to her from Jeanie & Tony, she is absolutely the best Attendant in any cruise that we’ve been on. We sailed in the Grand Panoramic Suite on the other side of the ship. It’s a great suite! I wish Harmony and Symphony had these suites.

 

 

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Joining in. We are doing the Ultimate Dining Package on our Halloween Cruise so will be interested to hear what you like.

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See you onboard! We’re planning on samba the second night. Waiting to hear from our concierge to set up everything! Can’t wait to read your review when we get back!

 

 

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I too am a foodie, love to cook, travel and the Green Bay Packers. We usually cruise in suites, but have not yet had to opportunity to have a Star Class suite. Looking forward to following you on your journey.

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We are going to be cruising on Oasis in star class at the same time. Looking forward to your postings as I am curious to compare the experiences. I am not the picture taking person (DW is though), so I doubt I can pull off a live review.

 

We are also foodies (DW is a chef) and will be taking advantage of specialty dining throughout. We love the higher end ingredients and beautifully presented food, but if you ask us our favorites, most times we prefer the food you can find on the street! Particularly in South and Southeast Asia. We asked our genie if she can bring us the food from crew cafeteria. She said she will see what she can do. If she really comes through with the food that the crew from that part of the world eats on the ship, I think this will be my favorite food on this or any cruise by far!

 

That was our custom request for our genie. Did you ask anything special as far as food goes?

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That was our custom request for our genie. Did you ask anything special as far as food goes?

 

We've actually not asked for anything special at this point other than reservations for restaurants. I'm with you on the crew food though. I've had some of the best Indian food of my life that came from ship crew areas :)

 

We aren't big snackers so we haven't really asked for anything special to be brought to the room food wise (yet.) We do hope to eat breakfast in the room a couple times and maybe one dinner on the last night depending on what we enjoy most on the trip.

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Hello fellow early fortysomething year old lady, looking forward to your review :) What is your itinerary for your Allure cruise?

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Definitely starting early with the review

 

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My life will become increasingly insane between now and 2 weeks from now :) It was one of those, if I don't go ahead and post something I probably won't do it at all kind of thing. A bit of early motivation.

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Hello fellow early fortysomething year old lady, looking forward to your review :) What is your itinerary for your Allure cruise?

 

 

Sept 30th-Ft. Lauderdale

Oct 1-At sea

Oct 2-At sea

Oct 3-St. Maarten (8-5)

Oct 4-San Juan (7-2)

Oct 5-Labadee (9:30-6)

Oct 6-At sea

Oct 7-Ft. Lauderdale

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Sept 30th-Ft. Lauderdale

Oct 1-At sea

Oct 2-At sea

Oct 3-St. Maarten (8-5)

Oct 4-San Juan (7-2)

Oct 5-Labadee (9:30-6)

Oct 6-At sea

Oct 7-Ft. Lauderdale

 

Thanks, your itinerary is nearly identical to my December cruise aboard Adventure minus St. Kitts (eight nights vs your seven nights). Do you and Leslie have any excursions booked?

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I too am a foodie, love to cook, travel and the Green Bay Packers.

 

DOH!! You were so close ..... GO PANTHERS!! ;p

 

Following.

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Looking forward to to your foodie review. Especially interested in Chefs Table menu.

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Hi foodie person (or people). My wife and I are on the Halloween Allure trip with the same exact ports. Since we are not beachie, snorkel, action adventure people, I decided to book the food tours from the ship for both St. Maarten and one for P. R. Oddly enough the St .M. One is 4 hours and less money than the 2 1/2 hr one on P.R. I know the ship is full of food so why do this - well it’s all about the local food that we would never have going on our own. Just an alternate to consider (and maybe give me an insite if it’s worth it if you review). Have a great trip and look forward to your future posts.

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Looking forward to to your foodie review. Especially interested in Chefs Table menu.

 

 

 

One thing we have been weighing, especially on Oasis Class ships, is wether the cost of Chef’s Table is really worth it versus the Ultimate Dining Package. Chef’s Table is usually $85/person plus another $25/person for the wine pairing. But, that’s immaterial for Star Class Suites.

 

 

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One thing we have been weighing, especially on Oasis Class ships, is wether the cost of Chef’s Table is really worth it versus the Ultimate Dining Package. Chef’s Table is usually $85/person plus another $25/person for the wine pairing. But, that’s immaterial for Star Class Suites.

 

 

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I dont recall wine being broke out separately at any CT I've attended or inquired about.

 

Plus you can generally get discounts of 20 - 40% on almost all specialty venues

 

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... Chef’s Table is usually $85/person plus another $25/person for the wine pairing. ...

Our experience has been that there is one price for Chef's Table and that price includes the wine.

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