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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:57 PM
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We are looking into booking a suite on the Explorer and are wondering if the rest of our party who are not booking a suite would be allowed as our guests into the concierge lounge. Thanks!!
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While there have been reports that state that suite guests have been able to bring in friends and family into the concierge lounge, I personally do not feel that it is appropriate to invite/bring "non suite" guests given that suite passengers are provided this "perk" for booking a suite at a higher fare. That being said, I think it is inapproriate as well as unjust to others who booked suites specifically for the "perk" provided only to find out that "non suite" passengers are allowed to utilize the location/benefits that they did not pay for !

"Non suite" passengers utilizing the location/benefits is a no-no in my eyes and should not be allowed.
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Royal Caribbean's policy is that the concierge lounge is only for suite and D+ passengers. Others are not allowed.

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For the OP.....Straight from RCI Website:

Q: What amenities are included in the Concierge Club service?
A: Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club members of the Crown & Anchor Society and guests reserved in our Suites (excluding Junior Suites) can take advantage of the Concierge Lounge. Available on the Enchantment of the Seas and all Voyager and Radiance-class ships, Concierge Club guests will receive this complimentary service that provides assistance with any special requests they may have while sailing. As a Concierge Club guest, you will be offered amenities and services not available to other guests including:
Personalized stationary available
Continental breakfast served in the Lounge daily from 8am until 10am
Hors d'oeuvres and petit fours served in the Lounge, beginning the second evening, before and after dinner respectively
An honor bar (self service bar with no fee) is available for your convenience
Reservations for Specialty Dining, Explorations Shore Excursions and Barefoot Beach Cabanas
Appointments for the Salon or for Spa Treatments
Assistance with Show Ticketing
Movies and CDs are available to borrow during the hours when the concierge is available
Daily menus displayed and pre-ordering of dinner wine
Business services (assistance with faxing or copying - there is a fee for faxing and copying).
Assistance with arrangement of private parties
A Concierge is available in the Lounge daily from 8:30 am - 11:30 am
and from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm.


The Concierge Lounge is designated as a smoke-free area. We respectfully request that guests observe a Smart Casual dress code when visiting the Lounge (no swim or pool attire is allowed, footwear is required at all times). Guests 21 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Please Note: On Freedom-class ships, Diamond-level and above Crown & Anchor Society members have exclusive access to similar amenities in The Diamond Club. Due to the size of the Lounge, we regret that we cannot honor requests for entrance to friends or relatives of eligible guests.
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I am on Oasis this Nov, and my roomie is already diamond. Im a few days short. I was told I might be allowed in but not allowed to order drinks.. (so what would be the point other than going in once to see it).

she told me her husband gave the concierge a $20 and he was allowed in .. but one guest.. not multiple guests and in this case we are in the same cabin.

I would say the chance of guests who are not even in your cabin being allowed in is about nil.
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Default Concierge Lounge Access

It's not likely you will be allowed access to the Concierge Lounge, although not every Concierge operates out of the same playbook. With the recent decision to allow minors (folks under 21) into the lounge with their parents who are in Suites, Pinnacle, or D+ C&A members, it's going to be even more crowded than before. :-x
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Not familiar with this lounge, and likely never will. That being said, I think the suite people earned the right to this lounge. Look at their perks, they paid for the priveledge. But to allow others in is not right, just on principle.

As for children being allowed, I definately feel this is wrong. My first thought is it should be adult only. I immediately feel the enjoyment is altered with the presence of children. Are kids allowed in bars? In casino?
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Allowing children makes the perk pointless in my opinion-perhaps at least age 18 with parents, (for under 21) would be better.

A fellow poster posted that after she made diamond,(back when you had that perk at diamond,) she was cruising with her sister and brotherinlaw the first cruise she made diamond. She did not use it, because of them. Shortly afterward RCI made new rules and this was a perk for diamond plus. So she never got to use this perk.

Like others, she was bitter with RCI. She now prefers Princess. I can see her point-if RCI changed this policy toward future diamonds and not allowed it to effect their current diamonds, it would have been better, as many had picked RCI to cruise over other lines, to work toward having this perk, and then it was snatched away from them-in their minds.

I am glad I am more interested in itinerary, price, and ship than line. I do not have to worry about perks-! I would have to have done as many cursies as Kuki and Paul Motter to have any perks with any line I guess.

I can enjoy myself on any line. My next cruise happens to be with RCI, and I plan to enjoy myself very much!
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We have sailed in suites and we are Diamond Plus on Royal Caribbean. We have sailed with friends who were not qualified to be in the CL. We have either gone in without them and on some cruises we have skipped the CL so that we can spend time with our friends.

I think the enforcement of the rules will be more strict with the new addition of children being allowed. Diamond guests were allowed, but as mentioned previously, they are no longer because the lounges became too crowded.

It isn't fair to have people not entitled to use the lounge to be there or even to ask the Concierge for permission as you are putting him/her in an awkward position. I'm sure your traveling companions will understand that they aren't allowed and can meet you before or after your time in there. Enjoy!
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It isn't fair to have people not entitled to use the lounge to be there or even to ask the Concierge for permission as you are putting him/her in an awkward position. I'm sure your traveling companions will understand that they aren't allowed and can meet you before or after your time in there. Enjoy!
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So here is my question regarding the lounges. If you sail on Freedom or Oasis class ships which have both Diamond and Concierge lounges; do Diamond Plus members have access to both lounges?
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So here is my question regarding the lounges. If you sail on Freedom or Oasis class ships which have both Diamond and Concierge lounges; do Diamond Plus members have access to both lounges?
As a rule, yes, but the rules seem to change a lot.
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Thanks for clearing that up.
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We haven't sailed on Oasis or Allure, but we have on Freedom. We do have access to both lounges. Last cruise we spent our time in the Diamond Lounge as we were traveling with family who were Diamond.

I think next month we will again go to the Diamond Lounge for the same reason, but also children are not allowed in the Diamond Lounge, only the Concierge Lounge. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. According to Royal Caribbean there are no plans to allow children in the Diamond Lounge.
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Thanks for clearing that up.

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