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Old January 14th, 2014, 05:32 PM
Travelbuggs Travelbuggs is offline
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Zakharian's Ocean Blue on the Breakaway and Getaway is excluded as are the ala carte venues for sushi and noodle bar. Also not included are the dinner and show packages for Cirque Dreams and the Illusionarium.

This is a good package for someone who knows they will dine at a specialty 6 or 7 nights on a 7 night cruise. You would probably need at least 6 nights in order to pass the breakeven point depending on the cover charges for the venues you choose.

Realistically, we usually only dine at specialties 3 or 4 times on a 7 night cruise. If on a ship where there is a dinner/show package as with Cirque or Illusionarium, we'd do that one night. We would probably be tired after a port day and hit the buffet or 24 hour place a night or two, probably one of the MDRs at least once. So we just would not get our money's worth out of it.

The savings seem to go up somewhat on the longer cruises, $199 for 14 days rather than 2 x the $119 fee or $238.
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