In our Yacht Club area the men were in grey stripe trousers and black coat with tails. We also had our own Butler, in this dress. Our gorgeous lounge of 180 degrees at the bow of the ship on the 15th deck with these dressed men was fabulous. On special occasions they wore white gloves. This lounge was our living room for 64 cabins.
Buffet area had all food items displayed on long black platters.
#1 Breakfast time had Salmon lox on baguette slices. Etc etc. big spread.
Sweet items, almond paste etc. with crust from springform pan.
Fruit etc. It was a special presentation.
#2 Then all taken away and replaced with lunch apps. Variety of nuts presentation ...tuna with olives creamed on bread etc etc.
sandwiches of mini croissants with ham and cheese
Some sweets etc,,BIG variety again.....
#3 Then cocktail time apps arrive with 4 kinds of olives, or the same of onions, some marinated, apps of BIG variety. And all this changed to different items each day. I saw and ate items I never have seen before!! Each change of food time had Variety Galore!!
#4 After dinner and the stage show.....Sweets, nuts, chocolate everything you can imagine, desserts galore in small servings. (Thank god)
Now for what to drink..
ANYTHING YOU WANTED !!!!!!! AT ANYTIME !! All day and night long. Their decaf coffee latte, or cappuccino etc. was wonderful. Huge variety of teas. We learned of a new drink.....Aperol Spritz. It is a sweet and sour, Italian drink. We are going to have a bottle at each house.....!! AND it didn't seem to have a lot of alcohol ..... I think proseco was in it too. Now for the room. Ultra suede on the walls. Beautiful fabrics !! A MIRROR was the back wall of the tub. Glass for half of the wall to hold the water in. Marble in apricot and grey veining made the floor, front of the tub and counter with same marble molded into a sink. Mirrors everywhere. One had a huge frame and as wide as the bed and floor to ceiling. Bedding was so wonderful. Sleeping pillows had a flat fringe around the whole thing and felt wonderful.! Balcony had 2 chairs and table. Champagne on ice with fruit as we arrived..... Fruit changed every day....strawberries with chocolate arrived and waiting when we asked for ice for the champagne the next night. They didn't miss a beat anywhere. We were so IMPRESSED with everything. They out did themselves with surprises for us at every turn.
Getting off the ship, we were escorted all the way....... Oh, our own piano music, sometimes a violinist, every night starting at cocktail hour in the gorgeous lounge.
The stage shows and singers and dancers were fantastic, the best I have seen. 5 exceptional singers
We would go down to the main ship and the regular passengers.....
Easter vacation had all the kids etc. and noise. We could hardly wait to get back to our sanctuary!! Using the secret sliding door to our area had us in A/C and quiet. Thank god. We had our own pool and 2 spas with more apps and drinks ...of anything.... Even breakfast up there on the 18 deck with all the private sun bathing, on the top of the ship.
We used the lounge as other people, as our living room.
Gaawd!!! What a trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of luxury ..........
Our private dining room...was fabulous. I'm going to send you a picture of that with both of us. matre'd Was Italian from my grandfathers town. He greeted everyone with joy. What a special Italian man. I even told him so in front of his boss. He warmed up EVERYONE AND MADE ALL OF US FEEL SPECIAL. He deserved a HUGE compliment, and I did so !! Wine and champagne flowed freely the whole time in there. Food was special too. John had lamb and lox salmon until it almost came out his ears...... Gawd,,,,what a special food trip this was in elegance!!! We want to do it again.........!!!!! They have 4 ships that have the Yacht Club built in. WOW. What a cruise!!! I suggest you book a cruise with the Yacht Club on it with MSC Cruise Line.