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Old 14-08-2019, 12:53 PM   #2671
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The driver offered us Thb1200 for round trip unlimited time.
Aiyoh! too much.
Central 10-15 mins taxi ride.
Used to pay same amount to Patong Beach 45 mins away.
Some more he get a commission when he took you to the 2 shopping places.
Unlimited time not much good when he knows you have to get back to the ship before 2 pm.
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Old 14-08-2019, 01:05 PM   #2672
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Aiyoh! too much.
Central 10-15 mins taxi ride.
Used to pay same amount to Patong Beach 45 mins away.
Some more he get a commission when he took you to the 2 shopping places.
Unlimited time not much good when he knows you have to get back to the ship before 2 pm.
So what do you think the amount is reasonable. The 1st one we approached ask for thb1800 and no bargain.
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Old 14-08-2019, 01:10 PM   #2673
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So what do you think the amount is reasonable. The 1st one we approached ask for thb1800 and no bargain.
Use Grab car
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Old 14-08-2019, 04:57 PM   #2674
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Well hard to explain GD comp cabin logic. I only Gold nia not high roller

Previously before PP started it is easier to get comp cabin and is min balcony cabin. when i booked my 9aug cruise in 28dec18 it even opened up balcony dlx cabin for me to book.

But 1 thing i am very sure and guarantee plus chop that GD has tighten the comp cabin entitlement ever since it started the PP program.

Right now based on today for comp cabin i am only entitle to oceanview till oct and subject to change again If i want balcony i have to use my PP. But i intend to save my PP for suite
Been in Palace Suites 4 times. Last time about 3 months ago when they gutted the Palace buffet.
Kia would have more recent information.
Use to eat only in this buffet. They had Alaskan King Crab, abalone, lobster, very fine lamb chop and other Japanese food. Now only some salad, soup and dessert and main menu, steak or lobster.
If you don't drink now it is really no different from Balcony. Cabin is twice Balcony size.
Bottle of wine cost $115 on the ship. I really don't drink that much.
Wifi is free but I get my free Malaysia DiGi service when in Malaysian port.
Steak I get it in the free Chinese restaurant. It is the same steak you get in the Mark Best steakhouse.
O.K. for shows you get to seat in the first 2 rows in the theatre.

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Old 14-08-2019, 06:50 PM   #2675
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I thought it comes with free premium beverage package. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Been in Palace Suites 4 times. Last time about 3 months ago when they gutted the Palace buffet.
Kia would have more recent information.
Use to eat only in this buffet. They had Alaskan King Crab, abalone, lobster, very fine lamb chop and other Japanese food. Now only some salad, soup and dessert and main menu, steak or lobster.
If you don't drink now it is really no different from Balcony. Cabin is twice Balcony size.
Bottle of wine cost $115 on the ship. I really don't drink that much.
Wifi is free but I get my free Malaysia DiGi service when in Malaysian port.
Steak I get it in the free Chinese restaurant. It is the same steak you get in the Mark Best steakhouse.
O.K. for shows you get to seat in the first 2 rows in the theatre.
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Old 14-08-2019, 10:01 PM   #2676
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I thought it comes with free premium beverage package. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes it does.
For the 3N cruise it cost $540 to upgrade from balcony to palace. If you just want to buy the premium beverage package you pay $225 which is almost 1/2 of the upgrade to palace already.
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Old 15-08-2019, 03:36 AM   #2677
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$540 is based on per pax or per cabin?

Yes it does.
For the 3N cruise it cost $540 to upgrade from balcony to palace. If you just want to buy the premium beverage package you pay $225 which is almost 1/2 of the upgrade to palace already.
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Old 15-08-2019, 07:31 AM   #2678
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$540 is based on per pax or per cabin?
Yes...........
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Old 15-08-2019, 10:54 AM   #2679
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Been in Palace Suites 4 times. Last time about 3 months ago when they gutted the Palace buffet.
Kia would have more recent information.
Use to eat only in this buffet. They had Alaskan King Crab, abalone, lobster, very fine lamb chop and other Japanese food. Now only some salad, soup and dessert and main menu, steak or lobster.
If you don't drink now it is really no different from Balcony. Cabin is twice Balcony size.
Bottle of wine cost $115 on the ship. I really don't drink that much.
Wifi is free but I get my free Malaysia DiGi service when in Malaysian port.
Steak I get it in the free Chinese restaurant. It is the same steak you get in the Mark Best steakhouse.
O.K. for shows you get to seat in the first 2 rows in the theatre.
I have experienced staying in Palace cabin for a few times and I love cabin 11290 particularly ! I always request for this cabin whenever GD gives me suite. It is a deluxe suite that have the bedroom and living room separated by partition wall instead of curtain and a very spacious balcony where can accommodate 20 people to hold a party! . Compared to the Palace cabins at level 15, palace deluxe cabins are located level 13 and below either in front or very rear of the ship.

The buffet at level 17 is not as good compared to early this year, food are getting lesser and lesser, still very much better than Lido though. The reason for lesser food serve at level 17 could be because palace guests can have their free meals at the paid restaurants, I myself like Umi Uma Japanese restaurant and mostly settle my lunch and dinner there. My last long distance trip to Philippines 6d5n no longer allow Palace guests to have 2 meals at paid restaurants but once a day.

Free wifi for all Palace guests, although a normal Palace cabin only accommodate 4 guests but they allow wifi setting up to 7 devices. So.... you know what you can do when you have friends who are not traveling on Palace....

Palace guest entire free Classic beverage package and not the premium package which serve hard liqor.

I have not pay for my cruise except my "virgin" trip last year March. GD is currently promoting their Palace suite which it very attractive, grab it before they are all gone because my previous enquiry on Palace is $2250 for a person to travel on a 3D2N cruise. Palace suite comes with free wifi package per pax is about $50, classic beverage package $90, free shore excusion $50, 3 free meals at paid restaurants about $150, butler and priority services . Comp balcony is not possible to use cash to top up to Palace suite and if guest travel on paid cruise, the fee paid for a balcony cabin is about $400 per pax + if the upgrade fee is $540, total $940 which is almost the same rate as their current promotion, must well book Palace directly and save all the trouble to upgrade onboard. Moreover, Palace guests can start to receive priority services upon arrival at MBCCS.

Phew ~~~ I seldom type so many words here....
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Old 15-08-2019, 12:04 PM   #2680
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I have experienced staying in Palace cabin for a few times and I love cabin 11290 particularly ! I always request for this cabin whenever GD gives me suite. It is a deluxe suite that have the bedroom and living room separated by partition wall instead of curtain and a very spacious balcony where can accommodate 20 people to hold a party! . Compared to the Palace cabins at level 15, palace deluxe cabins are located level 13 and below either in front or very rear of the ship.

The buffet at level 17 is not as good compared to early this year, food are getting lesser and lesser, still very much better than Lido though. The reason for lesser food serve at level 17 could be because palace guests can have their free meals at the paid restaurants, I myself like Umi Uma Japanese restaurant and mostly settle my lunch and dinner there. My last long distance trip to Philippines 6d5n no longer allow Palace guests to have 2 meals at paid restaurants but once a day.

Free wifi for all Palace guests, although a normal Palace cabin only accommodate 4 guests but they allow wifi setting up to 7 devices. So.... you know what you can do when you have friends who are not traveling on Palace....

Palace guest entire free Classic beverage package and not the premium package which serve hard liqor.

I have not pay for my cruise except my "virgin" trip last year March. GD is currently promoting their Palace suite which it very attractive, grab it before they are all gone because my previous enquiry on Palace is $2250 for a person to travel on a 3D2N cruise. Palace suite comes with free wifi package per pax is about $50, classic beverage package $90, free shore excusion $50, 3 free meals at paid restaurants about $150, butler and priority services . Comp balcony is not possible to use cash to top up to Palace suite and if guest travel on paid cruise, the fee paid for a balcony cabin is about $400 per pax + if the upgrade fee is $540, total $940 which is almost the same rate as their current promotion, must well book Palace directly and save all the trouble to upgrade onboard. Moreover, Palace guests can start to receive priority services upon arrival at MBCCS.

Phew ~~~ I seldom type so many words here....

For 3D2N cruise it's SGD 2250 Per pax so expensive. Is it for the whole suite cabin or per passenger.
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Old 15-08-2019, 12:11 PM   #2681
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Been in Palace Suites 4 times. Last time about 3 months ago when they gutted the Palace buffet.
Kia would have more recent information.
Use to eat only in this buffet. They had Alaskan King Crab, abalone, lobster, very fine lamb chop and other Japanese food. Now only some salad, soup and dessert and main menu, steak or lobster.
If you don't drink now it is really no different from Balcony. Cabin is twice Balcony size.
Bottle of wine cost $115 on the ship. I really don't drink that much.
Wifi is free but I get my free Malaysia DiGi service when in Malaysian port.
Steak I get it in the free Chinese restaurant. It is the same steak you get in the Mark Best steakhouse.
O.K. for shows you get to seat in the first 2 rows in the theatre.

When did they start to serve the steak in Chinese restaurant? The steak is totally different quality. Steak at lower dream dining is much tougher and they rarely able to do the steak accordingly to what is requested. Usually it taste like well done.
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Old 15-08-2019, 12:24 PM   #2682
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I have experienced staying in Palace cabin for a few times and I love cabin 11290 particularly ! I always request for this cabin whenever GD gives me suite. It is a deluxe suite that have the bedroom and living room separated by partition wall instead of curtain and a very spacious balcony where can accommodate 20 people to hold a party! . Compared to the Palace cabins at level 15, palace deluxe cabins are located level 13 and below either in front or very rear of the ship.

The buffet at level 17 is not as good compared to early this year, food are getting lesser and lesser, still very much better than Lido though. The reason for lesser food serve at level 17 could be because palace guests can have their free meals at the paid restaurants, I myself like Umi Uma Japanese restaurant and mostly settle my lunch and dinner there. My last long distance trip to Philippines 6d5n no longer allow Palace guests to have 2 meals at paid restaurants but once a day.

Free wifi for all Palace guests, although a normal Palace cabin only accommodate 4 guests but they allow wifi setting up to 7 devices. So.... you know what you can do when you have friends who are not traveling on Palace....

Palace guest entire free Classic beverage package and not the premium package which serve hard liqor.

I have not pay for my cruise except my "virgin" trip last year March. GD is currently promoting their Palace suite which it very attractive, grab it before they are all gone because my previous enquiry on Palace is $2250 for a person to travel on a 3D2N cruise. Palace suite comes with free wifi package per pax is about $50, classic beverage package $90, free shore excusion $50, 3 free meals at paid restaurants about $150, butler and priority services . Comp balcony is not possible to use cash to top up to Palace suite and if guest travel on paid cruise, the fee paid for a balcony cabin is about $400 per pax + if the upgrade fee is $540, total $940 which is almost the same rate as their current promotion, must well book Palace directly and save all the trouble to upgrade onboard. Moreover, Palace guests can start to receive priority services upon arrival at MBCCS.

Phew ~~~ I seldom type so many words here....
Yes it sure is a long update but many here would appreciate the info.
Yes what you got is a one bedroom suite which should be much better than the standard palace suite.

So the food in the palace buffet has been cut back and not like early in the year.
But the service there is what I really miss. The way they pamper you, you cannot find it in Singapore.
Don't understand why they are going back again to the once a day for the paid restaurants again.

Not sure what you mean about the premium beverage package. Hard liquor is also included. But if you ask for Drumbuie or $200 bottle of wine you have to pay for it.

I see they have added an additional $400 fee for palace upgrade, so yes it is better to book palace up front.

Lastly you have your casino relationship manager to look after you. Do they still give you a butler.
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Old 15-08-2019, 12:33 PM   #2683
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For 3D2N cruise it's SGD 2250 Per pax so expensive. Is it for the whole suite cabin or per passenger.
Per pax. The enquiry was made early this year.
Now they have promotion, $900+ per pax only, that's why I say grab it before they all gone.
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Old 15-08-2019, 12:40 PM   #2684
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When did they start to serve the steak in Chinese restaurant? The steak is totally different quality. Steak at lower dream dining is much tougher and they rarely able to do the steak accordingly to what is requested. Usually it taste like well done.
They always have steak in the Chinese restaurant. It is the same sirloin steak as you get in the paid steak house. The higher grade of steak is ribeye if you know your steak. They always do the steak exactly as I ordered and comes piping hot, not like the other Chinese food they serve which is pre-cook in the afternoon.
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Old 15-08-2019, 12:44 PM   #2685
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Per pax. The enquiry was made early this year.
Now they have promotion, $900+ per pax only, that's why I say grab it before they all gone.

Is it for the weekend Bintan trip or Wednesday port Dickson trip. Thanks for the feedback.
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