The new Luke's Café to charge $6 for French fries and up to $15 for a hamburger, a seven course meal at the Chef's Table $99. The Pizzeria will set you back $25 for a cheese board,$9 for salads and $12 to $16 for a pizza. That's not all folks, $10 for breakfast room service and the P&O Edge Adventure park will be a steal at $139 adults and $119 kids for unlimited access.
We know what they are thinking in the P&O board room, profit, profit, profit but will cruisers go for it?
Add to this the service charge on drinks, tour costs and the extras may cost as much as the cabin hire for the cruise.
Is this the future of cruising? If so our cruise days are numbered after more than 50 cruises.
Obviously the new generation of cruisers have a different attitude to cash and cruising than us old timers and the cruise industry is planning ahead but will cruisers follow?
Well P&O are at the very least teaching the Aussie cruisers a few lessons after being forced to suspend gratuities on all Aussie cruises.