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Hi everyone and happy holidays!  We just signed up for this blog! My name is Drew.  My husband Rob and I are big cruising fans and are doing more RCCL cruises as of late. We are big Celebrity fans but it is always fun to try different things! It’s still far out, but we are booked on the Anthem 9 Night February 11th cruise out of Cape Liberty. I am dying to know what blogger’s experiences are with star class. We booked a grand loft. What is the best part of a royal genie? How can that person make an anniversary celebration extra special? Any insider tips with Star Class? 
 

Thanks!

Drew and Rob

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Welcome to the boards.  Our first cruise with Royal was star class on Anthem  last Christmas and we stayed in GLS 10320.  Here is the link to my blog that may give you some insights into the genie and some of our favourite star class perks.  I can think of several great star class blogs you may want to read...if you search star class, it may pull them up. 
Soak it all up and enjoy every moment! 

https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/16651-first-time-star-class-8-night-holiday-bahamas-cruise-anthem-122019/

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Welcome, Drew! The Royal Genie is fantastic! They'll be in touch with you not too long before your cruise to see how they can help, but they are also there to help along the way. If you want anything special for your anniversary, I'm sure they can make that happen, and I am also sure they have ideas on what kind of things will work. 

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Thank you all for your help!!! I know it is a while away but we are so needing to cruise again LOL.  The research and discussions are keeping us excited LOL.  We both work in healthcare so we are WAYYYYY overdue for a vacay.  That is one of the main reasons we treated ourselves to a suite.  We are in Grand Loft suite 8724 on the Anthem.  Has anyone been in this suite?  I have heard about some potential noise coming from Two70 but I would like to hear other's opinions on the room.  Again, your input is so appreciated.  We are glad to be new bloggers!!!

 

Drew 

Drew and Rob from Delaware

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I just booked 8724 last week and the feedback from the SC community (regarding the noise from 270) was enough to make me switch to Deck 10 within an hour of booking. That being said, if Deck 8 is where you want to be, any SC suite is fantastic. And for us, it is a European cruise so we know that we are going to have early mornings. If for your sailing, you think you will be up later anyway, the noise from 270 might not even be a factor.

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Hey, Drew.  

Yes !  We were in 8724.  Here is the link to that non-live Blog  

Sorry.  I don't know how to make it just a link.  UGH

Anyway...8724 is awesome !  I loved that suite so much.  Yes, there is noise bleed from 270....so just be prepared for that.  There was noise bleed up on deck 10 as well but it wasn't as bad as it was on 8.

 

 

 

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@WAAAYTOOO Thank you for the input regarding the suite!  We stay out pretty late so I feel we should be ok based upon what you said in your blog.  Your blog is such a great read, btw! LOL BTW, is anyone aware of a refit for Anthem?  I read some things online but nothing concrete.  

 

Thank you!

Drew

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27 minutes ago, Drewtastic86 said:

BTW, is anyone aware of a refit for Anthem? 

No major changes expected.  All ships are required to drydock for marine maintenance every 5 years.  That is why she was going to drydock.  

They may do some small changes.  When I was on her in January there were rumors the Concierge Lounge would get a new sign and be labeled as a Suite Lounge.   Another rumor was that the Diamond Lounge would be expanded consuming a section of the Music Hall upstairs.  Rumors are cheap and often prove unreliable.  

Anthem is in great shape.  They were replacing carpet in the Windjammer in January so they are constantly doing things like this even outside of drydock.  

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We were on the last Anthem sailing before the cancellations and I did a recap of our cruise under the Live Blog section of the message boards (I can't figure out how to paste the link).

Star class is amazing and we stayed in 10324 which was phenomenal.  Take a look through my recap as I summarized what our Genie did for us.

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

1.  Genie - special access and personal service 

2.  All inclusive (dining package +, drinks package +)

3.  The SUITE !

+1 on all three!

If Hubby were answering this, he would agree with @Jax and say the laundry.  I don't care about that cause I don't trust anyone with my clothes lol.

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8 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

+1 on all three!

If Hubby were answering this, he would agree with @Jax and say the laundry.  I don't care about that cause I don't trust anyone with my clothes lol.

I still laugh about the story of your hubby getting the laundry ready ..... only to learn the service wasn’t free. Lol

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Thank you everyone?  I am sorry for all the questions but I am a more well versed Celebrity Cruiser than Royal so I am somewhat of a novice here.  I have seen a few people mention Facebook groups?  which do you suggest?  Is it a similar situation to CC roll call? @WAAAYTOOO @Lovetocruise2002 @Jax I have enjoyed reading your blogs!  I need more material regarding star class lol.  

Drew 

Drew and Rob

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18 minutes ago, Drewtastic86 said:

Is Wonderland worth visiting?

Wonderland is definitely worth trying.  We did not care for it but many love it.  It is very unique.  If you are into really unusual food presentation, it will be a very good experience.  If you are more of a traditional eater (we both are) then it will seem very bizarre.

If you're going to be SC now is the time to try it - when it doesn't cost you anything extra !!

We do enjoy "The World" dessert, so we will sometimes have dinner somewhere else and just pop by Wonderland for dessert.  You can do that if you are SC or even if you just have the UDP.

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