Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 11:48 AM.
#1
257 Posts
Joined Jul 2016
John Heald just posted on facebook that there will be no more complimentary room service between 10pm and 6am. Menu prices will be $2-$6. He said this is being done because of food waste.
#2
Lexington SC
264 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
And then he wants us to tip them one to $2 in addition. I know I'm going to get flamed for this and I don't care. I guess the tip money will be going to food now.

Sent from my SM-G935V using Forums mobile app
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
ROBYN
Allure of the Seas 9/2019
Carnival Magic 9/2018
Carnival Vista 10/2017
Norwegian Getaway 9/2015
Disney Dream 5/2011
Disney Wonder 5/2003
Carnival Ecstasy 6/1998
#3
USA
8,837 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
Takes forever to get pizza late at night these days. Once they charge for room service line will get even longer.

Also the only time we usually get room service is debarkation morning where we get a quick breakfast and head off the ship.

The cutbacks never stop
#4
3,494 Posts
Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by Jeni99
I thought the same thing actually... but wonder if they are going to add on the 18% too? I mean the $2 per item? My fiancee gets cereal and milk for his midnight snack... that could get costly for something we thought was going to be free when we booked.

get it in the morning and put it in your fridge till night ,or bring a box with you from home
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature


SENSATION '97
IMAGINATION '98
DESTINY '00
NCL MAJESTY '03
LEGEND '04, '05
VALOR '07, B2B '08
GLORY B2B '09, 16, 18
DREAM B2B '10
MIRACLE B2B '11
PRIDE '12, 14, 15, 15
SPLENDOR '13, 14
BREEZE B2B '14
CONQUEST '16
VISTA 17, 17
#5
Chico, CA. !
204 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
Now a little planning will be required. Go by the deli before getting ship-faced and stick a couple sandwiches in the refer for my midnight snack!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#6
253 Posts
Joined Oct 2013
I'll flame you too. If you can't afford to tip, don't order room service. Get your happy PJ'ed butt out of the room and go get your own food for free.

This is like people who don't tip the pizza delivery driver because they have to pay a delivery fee, even though that fee is not passed on to the driver.

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
May 2019-British Isles (Crown Princess)--10th Anniversary celebration!
February 2018-Mexican Riviera (Carnival Splendor)
February 2017-Western Caribbean (Carnival Victory)
May 2014-Hawaii (NCL Pride of America)--5th Anniversary celebration!
May 2007-Alaska Inside Passage (Sun Princess)
#7
Northern Virginia
147 Posts
Joined Nov 2012
That's fine, but if they're charging an additional fee late night, the service time better improve!

I'm not picky, but when I finish up a long night at the casino, I always like something to eat. The pizza line is always ridiculously long, and the ice cream machines are always out of service late at night (even though they are advertised as 24/7 option). Last cruise, I was saved by the little boxes of cereal already being out on Lido Buffet!

I sure hope John is right that they are increasing staffing at the pizza place!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Adam - Cruising since 1999

PAST CRUISES

RCCL Viking Serenade - February 1999 (Baja California)
Carnival Dream - January 2013 (Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Sunshine - March 2016 (Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Dream - September 2016 (Western Caribbean)
Carnival Breeze - October 2016 (Western Caribbean)
Carnival Glory - January 2017 (Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Dream - May 2017 (Western Caribbean) Read about this on my semi-LIVE Report thread
Carnival Magic - August 2017 (Southern Caribbean)
Carnival Magic - November 2017 (Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Dream - January 2018 (Western Caribbean, Piano Bar-Barians III)
Norwegian Getaway - February 2018 (Western Caribbean)
Carnival Horizon - May 2018 (Inaugural US Sailing, Bermuda)

UPCOMING:

Carnival Breeze - January 2019 (Eastern Caribbean, Piano Bar-Barians IV)
#9
Texas
2,636 Posts
Joined May 2014
Bummer for me. Late night isn't an issue. I daily request coffee before 6:00 am from room service.

I know it's usually not available at Lido buffet areas because I have tried that route. I have tried many times and am very familiar with little signs saying sorry, coffee machine is being cleaned.

Eliminating early morning free coffee from room service is pathetic.
#10
Colorado
5,534 Posts
Joined Jun 2001
6 am is very early to me
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Carnivale 82
Carla C 84
Big Red Boat 94
Imagination 96
Holiday 98
Elation 99
Victory 12/01
Destiny 12/15/02
Valor 12/19/04
Miracle 12/31/06
Victory 12/30/07
NCL Star 9/10/2011
Dream 01/03/2016 B2B 21 days
Magic 01/07/2017 B2B 14 days
Miracle 01/13/2018 Transcanal 14 days
Conquest 2/25/2018 B2B 14 days
#12
Michigan
134 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
10pm is FAR too early and 6am isn't early enough. I could see 12am to 4 or 5am.

Based on his original explanation of food waste, how many people are wasting food at 4 or 5am?

We usually don't get back into the cabin until midnight or so and we always order a chicken salad sandwich, as well as a BLT. Nothing ever gets wasted.
#13
344 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
I am very glad to see Carnival implementing this. I have worked in the hospitality industry for 22 years and by far one our biggest expenses is the wasted food from our free breakfast bar. It is simply amazing to see the food thrown away on a daily basis. Just because it is paid for with your room, there is no need to be wasteful.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Previous Cruises:

Carnival Holiday 1994
Carnival Sensation 1996
Carnival Tropical 1998
Carnival Destiny 1999
Carnival Spirit 2001
Carnival Legend 2003
Royal Caribbean Rhapsoday of the Seas 2005
Disney Magic 2006
Carnival Miracle 2008
Carnival Freedom 2011
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas 2012
Carnival Miracle June 2013
Disney Dream 2014
Carnival Conquest 2015
Carnival Paradise 2016
Carnival Vista 2016

Upcoming Cruises


Carnival Sunshine December 2017
Carnival Horizon May 2018
Celebrity Edge March 2019






Mindy
#14
799 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
How sad is this!

We are not too far from picnic tables, benches, and plastic utensils.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
This ship
That ship

Yeah, I got bored too. Thank God they cut the signatures.....
#15
Phelps, NY
380 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Originally posted by keene state mom
get it in the morning and put it in your fridge till night ,or bring a box with you from home


Grabbing in the morning is a great idea! Will do that as for bringing with us.... ummm it was thought of in price we paid for in cruise thanks! As well, already bringing one of (twins) my two years old food for whole cruise.... so not adding in binging on more food.


Sent from my iPhone using Forums
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
#16
Kentucky
52 Posts
Joined Sep 2015
As long as I can still get my midnight sweet potato fries I don't care, was paying for those anyway.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
First Cruise: Carnival Sensation, March 2016

#17
128 Posts
Joined Aug 2016
Not happy about this one bit. This is one of the perks I have enjoyed in the past with my family. BTW, we tipped and NEVER ordered food that we couldn't eat.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

11/22/2014 Royal Carribean Serenade Of The Seas
7/6/2013 Carnival Dream
9/3/2007 Carnival Ecstasy
8/6/2006 Carnival Conquest
NCL Pride of America - Hawaii
Celebrity - Alaska
#18
Lexington SC
264 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
Originally posted by coevan
I'll flame you, what a pathetic thought. You are going to punish a room service attendant, it's not his or her fault. You should be ashamed of yourself. You are probably the same person who stiffs a server for a meal improperly prepared
You can say what you want but it's not my fault either
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
ROBYN
Allure of the Seas 9/2019
Carnival Magic 9/2018
Carnival Vista 10/2017
Norwegian Getaway 9/2015
Disney Dream 5/2011
Disney Wonder 5/2003
Carnival Ecstasy 6/1998
#19
Texas
1,514 Posts
Joined May 2008
No coffee on debarkation morning while you dress!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Happy Sails!!
Deb & Tom






Carnival Only-22 & Counting

Sailed:
Conquest Feb 09; Ecstasy Apr 09;Conquest Feb 10; Ecstasy Apr 10; Spirit Sept 11; Triumph Feb 12; Triumph Oct 12; Freedom Feb 13; Magic Apr 13; Magic Nov 13 (Platinum); Magic Feb 14; Sunshine Apr 14-11day Repo; Splendor Nov 14-8 day Repo; Triumph March 15-12 day Panama Canal; Magic Nov 15; Liberty Repo Mar 16; Breeze Oct 16; Breeze Jan 17; Breeze Mar 17; Freedom Nov 2017; Breeze Feb 18; Breeze May 18

Upcoming:
Splendor 2018; Valor 2019; Freedom 2019; Freedom 2019
#20
257 Posts
Joined Jul 2016
Originally posted by picomullet
No coffee on debarkation morning while you dress!
I agree 100%. I could have sworn that 24 hour a day complimentary room service was included with my cruise when I booked and paid for it!