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#1
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Beginning January 2009 there will be a service charge of $3.95 for room service ordered between 12-5am, this includes the gratuity.

Dont shoot the messenger please
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
Beginning January 2009 there will be a service charge of $3.95 for room service ordered between 12-5am, this includes the gratuity.

Dont shoot the messenger please
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That's interesting.
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
Beginning January 2009 there will be a service charge of $3.95 for room service ordered between 12-5am, this includes the gratuity.

Dont shoot the messenger please

Where did you find that at??
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Can I see a show of hands for anyone that has ordered room service after midnight and before 5am?

jc<---- hand is not raised

jc<---- imagines 95% of the food ordered at this time occurs on spring break or summer cruises....
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I guess with the fuel supplement gone, revenue generation is getting desperate....
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Originally posted by xpcdoojk
Can I see a show of hands for anyone that has ordered room service after midnight and before 5am?

jc<---- hand is not raised

jc<---- imagines 95% of the food ordered at this time occurs on spring break or summer cruises....
My son & I have room service during those times most nights on our cruises.
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I think they should charge all day for room service. Maybe it will cut down on traffic and the room service people will not be so overwhelmed (as they always seem to be).

$3.95 with gratuity included is nothing.
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
Beginning January 2009 there will be a service charge of $3.95 for room service ordered between 12-5am, this includes the gratuity.

Dont shoot the messenger please
Hope its true.
Just with the 15% for bartenders that too is a reaction to the tip-less cruising community which has been generated over the last few years.

As we can't shoot the messenger we can't shoot RCI. Each of us has to look at how do we cruise and extrapolate this behavior on a grander scale.
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Originally posted by xpcdoojk
Can I see a show of hands for anyone that has ordered room service after midnight and before 5am?

jc<---- hand is not raised

jc<---- imagines 95% of the food ordered at this time occurs on spring break or summer cruises....
This will not cause me any undo financial hardship if I ever feel like late room service.
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Originally posted by xpcdoojk
Can I see a show of hands for anyone that has ordered room service after midnight and before 5am?

jc<---- hand is not raised

jc<---- imagines 95% of the food ordered at this time occurs on spring break or summer cruises....
You'd be surprised how many people are up that early in the morning - either getting up or going to bed.

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Originally posted by FL_Cruiser64
Hope its true.
Just with the 15% for bartenders that too is a reaction to the tip-less cruising community which has been generated over the last few years.

As we can't shoot the messenger we can't shoot RCI. Each of us has to look at how do we cruise and extrapolate this behavior on a grander scale.
It is most certainly true ...it came from RCCL.

I am not in the habit of posting false info, I check and recheck with RCCL before I post news like this.
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
It is most certainly true ...it came from RCCL.

I am not in the habit of posting false info, I check and recheck with RCCL before I post news like this.

I didn't say its not true. Just issued my hopes.

You are not striking me as a person just throwing out rumors or made up stuff.
#19
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Originally posted by Elizanessie
My son & I have room service during those times most nights on our cruises.
You party animal you!

jc<---- rarely sees midnight I am going to try tonight!
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Thanks, Liz.
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