This issue has been discussed on another board. From what I read over thre, it seems that RCI IS charging for soda in the dining room. However, some people have stated that they do accept the soda cards (both children and adult) in the dining room.
It was also stated that RCI and Disney were about the only cruiselines NOT charging for sodas in the dining room. So it appears they are just following suit with what other cruiselines have been doing for quite sometime.
It's neither here nor there as far as I'm concerned. I seldom drank soda in the dining room and pretty much had water with my meals.
Is this charge per drink or per night? Considering there are free refills in most restaurants I would think they will not charge per soda. Let's imagine this: $33 per drink card at over 3000 people on board....nice profit......Greedy I call it
I'm with you, Sue. This aggravates me. We drink a lot of Diet Coke and really liked cruising with RCI because of the free soft drinks. It makes me mad that they are doing this, but I knew it wouldn't be long before they jumped on the bandwagon with all the other cruise lines. ooohhhh---tea and lemonade! Wow - sounds delicious---haha.
If fillet, lobster, juice, and milk can be included with meals...why not a glass of pop during dinner....I don't think any cruiseline should be charging extra during a meal. At the bar is maybe another story.
And all this extra charging must be a headache for the waiters.