I have a question. I'm going on a 14-day Hawaiin Cruise myself in October on the Golden princess and i've never been on a cruise before. I don't understand how the dining works. Is all the food included? I see some of the restaurants have a surcharge...do you pay the surcharge and then it's all-you-can-eat at the restaurant? And the cost of eating in the dining room and the pizzeria and hamburger/hot dog grill is all included in the cost of the cruise? What about room service--is it included in the price of the cruise?
Thank you very much.
The meals in the main dining room and buffet are included in your cruise price. If you make reservations for a speciality restaurant, that is extra and its not all you can eat, although I highly doubt you will be hungry after one of those meals.
As for room service, its also included, but you'd need to tip the person who brings it a few dollars when they bring up the food.
While on the ship, other than some minor tips, all your charges go on your sign/sail card and will be charged to your credit card, you don't need much cash while onboard.