Posted March 6th, 2014, 09:57 AM
I can confirm that a decision has been made to charge for all drinks served in the main restaurant on-board, unless a drinks package has been purchased.
We are in the process of advising customers, so they are aware of the policy and continue to offer free tap water in the bars, café and elsewhere on board.
The water in the cabins is very safe and can be used as drinking water.
clarifying position. Is the water
now served and charged for
in restaurant "mineral water
" as stated in original question or same as in cabins and served free elsewhere on ships?
What is this new charge please - it was certainly not part of "package" when I booked nor has been on previous voyages with yourselves.
I think very dimly of restaurants that charge fo a glass of tap water
and think many of your customers (effectively "a captive audience" if booked full board) will think likewise.
A bit ironic that passengers booked half board with you won't have to pay for water
at lunchtime (assuming they eat in cafeteria) but full board customers, who are paying Hurtigruten more for
the privilege, will.
I'd appreciate your comments on this.