Is Norwegian Cruise Line now charging for room service?

Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced an enhanced room service menu that is debuting on board Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway. The new menu offers an expanded selection for breakfast, in addition to a wider variety of options available 24 hours. Individual items on the menu remain available on a complimentary basis and a convenience charge of up to $7.95 will be added to each order placed (Room Service orders placed by guests sailing in Suites and The Haven will not attract a charge)*. Room service is one of up to 29 dining options offered across the fleet, and guests continue to be able to enjoy a wide array of complimentary choices onboard 24 hours a day.

*Prices subject to change.


This is a trial on two ships for the next several weeks. $4.95 on the Getaway, $7.95 on the Breakaway. I have already spoken to C/S about this, and they have been bombarded with calls. The idiot that thought this was a good idea should be fired.   However, if they are going to use this as a dining option, say, instead of going to the MDR or the buffet, and they guarantee a prompt,hot delivery, then fine. I'm ok with it. But, if you are going to charge for morning coffee and a couple of bagels, then that's an issue. The people who will suffer the most are the delivery personnel by way of fewer tips.

What are your thoughts ?