Posted April 20th, 2018, 10:21 PM
Depending upon how you like to cruise, in addition to cabin location, the idea that you can dine at any time without a wait and have the same servers for all your meals (which we did on Ruby last year), appeals to some cruisers. It makes scheduling your day, especially on port intensive days with long hours ashore, much more pleasurable. Regarding the “I can eat at Crown Grill or Sabatini’s every night for less” argument, the problem is you have to reserve a time, thus you are stuck to a schedule. So for those who like flexibility, they will choose to book this option for an extra amount per diem, or in some cases get it for the price of a regular mini during a sale. For what it’s worth, we are elite and have found value in the offering.