Looks like HAL has discovered a new up charge to nickel and dime guests

So HAL wants to pilot a new up charge of $10 for those that order a second entree.


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If memory serves, theres a 7.95 charge for room service. We've never used it, because we're always dining out, except for our morning "prebreakfast" on the balcony. 2 pots of coffee, juice, and fruit and Danish.promptly at 6:30..they usually hit it within 10 minutes either way. On all our NCL cruises, only ONE screw up..mebbe some kid yanked the order from the slot by the door. Free, NO delivery charge, not counting dropping a couple of bux on the delivery guy...who, btw, is usually in such a hurry that unless you have it laid out for him, he'll leave without it. This is a morning tradition for us on each and every cruise, and its always the same. If for some reason they start charging for it, well, I don't really mind the tipping, but this is just another nail in the NCL coffin. On the other hand, once one does it, they all will, those that haven't. And you know cruisers will get no sympathy either...the whole thing is a luxury item. Blasphemous? mebbe, but its the truth. (BTW, we use the buffet infrequently, but next cruise Im gonna look at the trays. Last time I was measuring the bump out balcony. She thinks Im nertz. probably true.)

I am sure that this new policy will cut into their popularity. I know if I have a choice I would never chose a cruise line that charges extra for main dining room food. Different sized people eat different amounts of food. This policy almost discriminates against heavier people. Maybe they should start charging cruise fares based on weight?? The 250 pound person paying twice as much as the 125 pound person....just kidding, although this might actually be a fair way of charging people going to buffets around town! Joel

Especially Chinese yuk yuk....I consider myself a true professional when it comes to that. they wont make much if anything off me. and, Im not heavy at all...

With as much food that I've seen go to waste, I am not surprised that they will charge.

Interesting following or trying to follow posts regarding this issue. On the CC HAL forum titled "One Main Course" the comments rage hot and heavy. Mostly negatives, hard to believe, for me anyway, that some get so het-up over this. A couple of days ago one poster indicated that the situation was cooling down as the number of commentators had slowed, I think that was wishful thinking on his part, I believe his post was in the # 200s or close to that. Today they are at 852.

Interesting analysis...however, I note a huge difference between what people SAY in cyber and how they react in the real world. The few times I've actually met folks Ive pounded keys with for any substantive length of time, they turned out vastly different across the dinner table or on adjoining barstools...course, they were on the financial blogs and we had some expensive interests in common. I have a different attitude than most of em anyway. greed kills. I suppose most of them are still maneuvering, or dodging coronaries....I cruise, and buy cars. and live out in the weeds.. and if I REALLY wanted a second entrée, I'd bloody well order it.

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