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Old February 27th, 2007, 03:55 PM
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Has anyone ordered a gourmet breakfast to enjoy on their balcony? I'm just curious as to whether it's a set menu or if we can choose. I believe it costs about $28 per person. Princess has given this to us as a goodwill gesture after we complained about a switch in cabins.

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Old February 27th, 2007, 04:55 PM
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Here is how Princess describes it:

Ultimate Balcony Breakfast, featuring Cuban specialty pastries, tropical fruit salad in a pineapple boat, chilled marinated shrimp with papaya relish, warm egg and tomato pie with cheese gratin and a split of French champagne.

By the way the "warm egg and tomato pie with cheese gratin" is also know as quiche.
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It's a fixed menu, but I'm sure you can make a request for changes (I've heard that people have requested things like bacon & eggs, along with the original menu). Our menu included a big basket of pastries, a crab quiche, a big fruit bowl (this was a Mexican cruise), champagne, coffee, etc. It was $25 for two at that time. It must vary with cruise locations.

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Both those menus sound tasty! Can you book those ahead of time or do you have to wait until you get on board?
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Sounds nice and if it's free, give it a try. You can always order room service if you don't like it.

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maybe this is a weird question but do you have to have a balcony to have the balcony breakfast? i wanted to plan a little special surprise for my boyfriend... we don't have a balcony room but i love the idea of a nice champagne breakfast in bed... room service doesn't offer hot breakfast items does it?
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two2cruise, You can book it ahead of time through your cruise personalizer or you may order it onboard.

megs, While it is call the ultimate balcony breakfast you do not have to have a balcony cabin to enjoy it. It will be served in whatever category cabin you have.

Room service is one of the items Princess has cut back on recently. You used to be able to get anything you wanted for breakfast. I have ordered eggs, hash browns and bacon and got it, but not anymore. You are restricted to the items listed on the hag tag provided in your stateroom. These are the typical things you would see for a continental breakfast such as muffins, sweet rolls, coffee, juice, fruit, cold cereal, tea, milk, etc.

If your boyfriend is as nice as I am then you will have it made. I got up well before the DW and went up to the buffet and loaded up a tray with all the goodies for a great breakfast and brought them back to our cabin just before waking up the DW.
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Hi, everyone.... I had one of the gourmet breakfasts In a non-blacony cabin on the Regal Princess. It was $25 extra and was for two people.
It consisted of warm crab legs, a rose made of smoked salmon, lots of pastries, strawberries, blueberries and melon with a heavy cream topping, and a split of champagne. I thought it was a great deal. Have fun....Jini
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Good evening,
We ordered that in I.P in '03 for an anniversary, while in Glacier Park.
The tought is great, the idea sounds good, the thrill of it is what makes it...but is the whole thing worth $25?? ...not in my opinion. The food is basically an involved breakfast tray, and not necessarily very warm by the time it gets to your room.
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Claude,

The split of champagne is definitely worth at least half the price, counting that, where could you get a breakfast for less than $7 each? I agree, that it's helpful to get differing opinions, but - my DH absolutely hates to spend money for food on the ship and he thought it was a great deal.

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