Just off Explorer today.... JR's also has a cover charge

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#1
Sarasota, Fla
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First off..... Wonderful but somewhat shakey seas the first couple of days. Lots of people were sick. Our sail date was 11/14/04, our Honeymoon cruise. Just off the ship today. I may post a detailed account of the trip but for now I want to ask about Johnny Rockets.
I knew there was a $3.95 charge for the milk shake to include all the fries and chili fries and the rest of the stuff on the menu. We had a free coupon for 2 because of our C & A status. We get into the diner and the service was great. No wait whatsoever. We sat down and in less than 1 min we had yummy onion rings and hot french fries brought to our table and we hadent even ordered them ! (ranch dressing and ketsup to dip).
Tom had a root beer float and I had a strawberry shake. They were both very good.
To process our coupon for 2 the waiter needed our sign and sail card. When he returned we saw that there was a $3.50 cover charge per person plus tax and tip. $7.00 and change (we also left an add'l tip for the waiter because the food was "free so-to-speak).
Anyway, I have been a member on this site for over 4 years (lost all my posts in the upgrade) and I have not seen a post were there was a "cover charge" just to walk into JR's.
Anyone experience this? If not, they ripped me off (KIDDING) and I will demand a free cruise to Hawaii. For 25 of my closest friends.

Marilyn

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#2
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The $3.95 does not include the beverages. That's probably what you were charged for.
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#3
Sarasota, Fla
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Originally posted by bicker
The $3.95 does not include the beverages. That's probably what you were charged for.

No, there was definatley a cover charge. I asked before I left and again at guest relations. And, there was a sign out front too (saw it later).

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#6
Atlanta/Palm Springs
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Joined Apr 2002
This has been a hot topic on here for a while. At first RCI just charged on the Mariner and Navigator for food. Now it has been rolled out to all of the Voyager class ships. You pay for the food and then beverages are extra.
#7
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Joined Aug 2004
bicker is correct - The C&A coupons you had were for covering the cover charge (at least that is what it was used for on the Mariner). You were charged extra for the milk shake and drink. As far as I know, there is no coupon to get free shakes.
#8
Northern California
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No Voyager, you have it mixed up. As I understand it, if you hadn't had the free coupon, your french fries and onion rings would have cost you $3.95 per person. This is the food cover charge. French fries, Onion rings, burgers, etc. for $3.95, all you can eat. The rootbeer floats, milkshakes and other beverages are all charged at the regular cost, whatever that is....apparently $3.50 per beverage.
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Originally posted by Voyager
First off..... Wonderful but somewhat shakey seas the first couple of days. Lots of people were sick. Our sail date was 11/14/04, our Honeymoon cruise. Just off the ship today. I may post a detailed account of the trip but for now I want to ask about Johnny Rockets.
I would love to see your review of the Explorer.... I am booked on this exact sailing same time, next year.
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Originally posted by Voyager
Anyway, I have been a member on this site for over 4 years (lost all my posts in the upgrade) and I have not seen a post were there was a "cover charge" just to walk into JR's.

Marilyn

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When RCI began implementing this new cover charge, there must have been about 100 threads covering it. There was a huge outcry with many threatening to boycott RCI over the whole thing and many others aruing that it was a good idea and would help to reduce lines and wait time, etc. Maybe you were off the board at that time for a while because if you follow the RCI board it would have been impossible to miss it. The whole thing actually got tiring after a while because there were so many repetitive threads all going at the same time.
#11
High Point, NC
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I believe that beverages at JRs have always been at a charge. The $3.95 is for the food only. The shakes are great.
#12
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Hey, a JR's just opened in a new mall just outside of Toronto. I have to go to this mall just to see what all the JR fuss is about.

Rings with your burger?
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#13
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Rustynail. Plan on spending about $7.50 USD for double burger, fries & rings and a shake. I've found the food to be quite good and the shakes are excellent.
#14
Wichita, KS, USA
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We were on the same sailing and ate once at JR's. Both of us had coupons for our C&A status. Neither were charged the $3.95 cover charge but did pay for the soda and two milk shakes we ordered. Seems like it was in the neighborhood of $10 to $11 total for the two of us.
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We were on the Mariner in March and were charged for JR, however on the Voyager in Oct we were not charged at JR.
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#16
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Originally posted by mergle55
We were on the Mariner in March and were charged for JR, however on the Voyager in Oct we were not charged at JR.
They have now expanded the charge to all ships with JR's on them.
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