Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cruise Vacation 101-Part 5

Next video in the travel educational series..."Cruise Vacation 101." This edition addresses the costs that go into a cruise vacation. I will say that I have accidentally left out one of the incidental costs that need to be factored in to your cruise...specialty restaurant costs onboard. Most ships and cruise lines now have specialty restaurants onboard that offer a great meal and ambiance, but at an added cost of $20-$30 per person. The surcharge allows you to eat an excellent 3 course meal at a fraction of what that meal would cost on land, but you need to factor the cost in if you are thinking about taking advantage of one of those venues onboard. This is an option and can easily be avoided and it is not saying that the meals in the main dining room are of less quality. These specialty restaurants offer a more intimate atmosphere and "made to order" entrees. Thanks again for watching. Please leave comments or questions.


Rachel said...

Hey Bryan, just thought I would throw in a little advice that we experienced on our cruise a few months back. We ate at one of the specialty restraunts (Chops) on our Royal Carribean Cruise one night. The chocolate cake was melt-in-your-mouth to die for. We went back to the dining room the next night and when the dessert menu was presented, all we could think about was that Chocolate cake from last night. We asked our server if we could buy the Chops chocolate cake instead of the dessert that came with the meal. The head waiter had one delivered to our table within 5 minutes....and here's the best part...FREE!! However is was tip delivery night so that might have had something to do with it. I do recommend at least one night at the special restraunts. Well worth the extra money! said...

Excellent tip Rachel and thanks for taking the time to watch and give some feedback.