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Old June 2nd, 2011, 02:57 PM
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I was rooting around in my Allure booking (June 19!) this morning toying with adding some more specialty dinners, and noticed that Chops was now $30 when it was $25 last week. I looked some more and see that most things are now $5 more. The Chefs Table is now $20 more. ($75 up to $95). Also, I don't recall a minimum charge for Izumi but there definitely is one now. $10 with part going to 'cover charge' and part going to pay for part of your bill since the menu is still ala carte.

Good thing I made most of my dining reservations last week.
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Dave,as they say,timing is everything! This increase adds more fuel for the people that will not book pay venues. If they had an inkling to do so, it's done.
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I believe you are correct on that. Some will say, well, it's only $5. But looking at it for a 7-night cruise, and with more than one person, it suddenly becomes much more.

In my case there are three of us going. With my existing reservations, if I had booked them today it would have cost me $45 more. For some that is a deal breaker.
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Yup...there is always a line in the sand...
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They're hoping most people won't even notice. I wish their service would warrent this increase but the food and service deteriorate while the prices rise.
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We pd the $60 for Chops on our upcoming July 10th sailing. I'll gladly pay it.
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Its now in line with Carnivals steak house for whatever that may be worth.
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Oh lovely, boy am I gonna be broke after my next cruise.
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