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Hello fellow cruisers,
we are first time cruisers and are taking the kids North to Alaska on the Zaandam on May 26. We have found this website to be most useful and I must say, friendly. I do have a question at this time that I have not been able to find the answer to and that is about the appetizers ordered through room service. Is there a charge for this like the drinks? Any other advice about anything would also be most welcome, and is anyone else out there going on this particular cruise, I would love to make some new friends prior to going.
I have not sailed HAL, so don't know an answer to your question, except to say that on the ships that I have been on, there has been no charge for room service. We do always give a tip to the people who bring it up, though.
I did, however, find a link to others sailing with you!
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My only experience with room service was when we went to Bermuda on Celebrity Zenith. We had an early tee time and wanted to have breakfast. The breakfast room and buffet didn't open until 7:30 and our tee time was early. With Zenith, you just turn your tv on the night before and order the menu right on the screen. We asked to have it delivered 6-6:30 am and it came at 6:15. The only thing we would have paid extra for was if we had soda. Anything you get for free in the dining room is free on room service. Just don't forget to tip your waiter who brings the food to your room.