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Old June 17th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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Default Paying For Juice in the Dining Room

My gripe is, when traveling with my kids, who dont like to drink tea or water and we are tying to get them off the soft drinks, We orders Juice at dinner and they actually charged me for it. why would they charge for a drink that you can get for free on the Lido deck, or in the dining room for breakfast.

Our soulution was to go to the Lido Deck and bring it to our table, only problem we were on opposite sides of the ship..lido and dining room.

Can Anyone give any reason why this is....TO add insult to injury, i had to pay 2 bucks for a glass of juice that was not even a 1/4 cup.

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Old June 17th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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The only reason I can fathom is that the cruise lines are nickel and dinning their passengers. Let face it, fuel prices are going up along with inflation. They don't want to increase the price of their tickets so they add on cost to their services or lower the quality of the services and products that are included in the cost of a passenger’s ticket.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 05:20 AM
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you dont mention what ship or cruiseline you are on

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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:35 AM
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That is just not right. I don't know which line you have sailed on, but i have not encountered that. Maybe it was a mistake?
Did you ask your waiter about the charge? The Maitre D?
Did you put that on your comment card?(this gets results)
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Old June 20th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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Most cruiselines charge for juice at meals except for Breakfast......I have never seen juice in the buffets after the breakfast hours
Ice Tea and sometimes lemonade but not always
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Old July 10th, 2006, 11:46 PM
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Default Fresh Juice? All Problems Solved!

I have been on cruises that either don't have freshly sqeezed orange juice, or charges for it. I have solved the problem -especially on Princess Cruises which have a fridge in all staterooms.

I bring a small hand juicer. There are many beautiful, lonely oranges sitting on the buffet table. I take a bunch of oranges - and squeeze them. On our Princess cruise - we kept a bunch of oranges in our fidge and had freshly sqeezed orange juice anytime we wanted it.

Call me cheap? You bet and I am proud of it. But apparently I am not the only person here who didn't like the idea of paying for freshly sqeezed orange juice.

On the other hand - I don't mind if the cruise lines are nickel and diming us. It just keeps the price of the cruises down for everyone, and I can do without the extras and still have a great time.

Case in point - we are considering a HAL Alaskan cruise leaving from Vancouver. The price for a inside cabin is less than 600 dollars. In 1988 we took the same cruise to ALaska with Princess. The price back then - 800 dollars.
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