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Old August 29th, 2000, 01:22 PM
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Can anyone tell me why and what Princess means when they say: "Alternative Dinning Charges" aply if not eating in the main dinning room. Saw this in the "fine print" and I was told by my TA that it is an extra charge foe NOT eating where you are supposed to be. Thanks
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Old August 29th, 2000, 02:48 PM
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News to me... we used the Bistro on Sea P in Mexico in May, did not pay extra... except to tip seperately....
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Boomer wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why and what Princess means when they say:
> "Alternative Dinning Charges" aply if not eating in the main
> dinning room.
I would think this applies to the Grand Princess, where they have Sabitin's and the Painted Dessert for alternate restuarants.
It I remember correctly the charge was $5/person (service fee/tip) charged to our onboard account.
There is NO additional charge for the 24 hr dining in the Lido deck restaurants.

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Old September 2nd, 2000, 06:00 PM
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You are correct. The waitstaff in The Painted Desert and Sabatini's don't receive tips directly, so Princess instituted the surcharge ($3.50 per person if I remember correctly) essentially as a gratuity for the waitstaff. I presume that the alternative restaurants aboard MV Golden Princess will have the same surcharges.

For anybody who wants to eat in either alternative restaurant aboard MV Grand Princess, I recommend doing so for lunch rather than for dinner. I would not want to miss dinner in the main dining room aboard any Princess ship!

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