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I tried searching but could not find anything. Are there limitations to # off appetizers, entrees,  deserts etc? I know it is one restaurant per night but I was wondering if they place limits on what you can order. I will be on the Anthem.

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Unlimited appetizers & desserts, but only one entree.

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No Hibachi on ships with it.  Also, one meal per dining period.  Some restaurants have entree limitations like Chops. If it's an extra cost normally, you will pay on the Ultimate.  We enjoyed the package on our last cruise and got our $$ worth!

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5 minutes ago, Foodluvr said:

No Hibachi on ships with it.  Also, one meal per dining period.  Some restaurants have entree limitations like Chops. If it's an extra cost normally, you will pay on the Ultimate.  We enjoyed the package on our last cruise and got our $$ worth!

Is it possible to get the Hibachi for an up-charge.  I thought I read somewhere that you got $35 credit toward Izumi if you were using a dining plan to book it.

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5 minutes ago, Tree_skier said:

Is it possible to get the Hibachi for an up-charge.  I thought I read somewhere that you got $35 credit toward Izumi if you were using a dining plan to book it.

 

Not that has been reported here.

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I was able to use the UDP at Hibachi on Allure at Christmas for an additional $10pp.  We were also able to use it on Oasis last March for no extra charge.

 

Ask on board.

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On the Oasis in February, there was a flyer in our cabin that stated we had reservations for UDP the first night at the Izumi Hibachi.  We changed it to Izumi Sushi instead for a $35 pp credit instead.

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I've seen reports that the UDP does not work at Playmakers on the Symphony.

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8 hours ago, Tree_skier said:

Is it possible to get the Hibachi for an up-charge.  I thought I read somewhere that you got $35 credit toward Izumi if you were using a dining plan to book it.

 

Some ships will allow you to use Hibachi as part of the UDP without an upcharge. I've done it on Oasis a few times. They usually predict the night and it has to be the first or second night usually, though last November we were able to use it with Hibachi on the first night and it was either night six or seven of the cruise.

 

You are correct for Izumi they allow you a $35 credit toward al la cart.

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12 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

I was able to use the UDP at Hibachi on Allure at Christmas for an additional $10pp.  We were also able to use it on Oasis last March for no extra charge.

 

Ask on board.

Thanks, I'm hoping it's an option.

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It doesn't matter if you are on a plan or just booking the specialty restaurant.  The rules are the same.

 

The entree is one per person (some restaurants allow you to have a second for an upcharge).

 

Appetizers, salads, sides, and desserts are unlimited.

 

In Giovanni's, the pasta course is unlimited in my experience.

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23 hours ago, Tree_skier said:

Is it possible to get the Hibachi for an up-charge.  I thought I read somewhere that you got $35 credit toward Izumi if you were using a dining plan to book it.

That was for the sushi part of Izumi, not Hibachi.  

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10 hours ago, Tree_skier said:

Thanks, I'm hoping it's an option.

 

Since you have to book onboard for UDP anyway, just ask the person helping you if Hibachi is available for UDP. That's what I did and she called Izumi to ask. Answer: first night only. Izumi booked me for the first night no problem. Super easy. (Just don't be like me and forget to ask until the end. She was very nice about it, but had to undo what she booked for Night One for me.)

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50 minutes ago, Orsino said:

 

Since you have to book onboard for UDP anyway, just ask the person helping you if Hibachi is available for UDP. That's what I did and she called Izumi to ask. Answer: first night only. Izumi booked me for the first night no problem. Super easy. (Just don't be like me and forget to ask until the end. She was very nice about it, but had to undo what she booked for Night One for me.)

Thanks for the info. I’ve read to ask when you get on board, but I was unsure who to ask. Did you go to any specialty restaurant to make the reservations?

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4 minutes ago, reaton said:

Thanks for the info. I’ve read to ask when you get on board, but I was unsure who to ask. Did you go to any specialty restaurant to make the reservations?

 

Yes, once you board the ship go to the restaurant of choice and they will set up your reservation. I’ve done UDP many times the past two years and done this without issue. Reserved my whole week that first day, while also making changes to it throughout the week if I wanted to make a change. Some restaurants can make your reservations for you for all the restaurants, some you need to go to individually. It really all depends on the ship. 

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On 3/1/2019 at 12:21 PM, Host Clarea said:

 

Not that has been reported here.

 

On 3/1/2019 at 12:19 PM, Tree_skier said:

Is it possible to get the Hibachi for an up-charge.  I thought I read somewhere that you got $35 credit toward Izumi if you were using a dining plan to book it.

We tried to get hibachi on Symphony, but they would not let us.  So, we got a $35 pp credit on sushi instead

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OP specifically asked about the Anthem. There is no Hibachi option on the Anthem. 

 

Just FYI. I realize that the rest of you started talking about the UDP in general and on other ships. 

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2 hours ago, reaton said:

Thanks for the info. I’ve read to ask when you get on board, but I was unsure who to ask. Did you go to any specialty restaurant to make the reservations?

Yes!  My advice is to make a list of where you want to eat, and when.  In addition to dinners, you will get a free embarkation lunch (ours was at Jamie’s), and lunches on sea days.  I thought I had our plan memorized, but then forgot when we got there 🙂. Also, bring a pencil and paper to write down what you end up with.  Sure, our reservations eventually showed up in our planner, but some took a few days.

 

also, you can change your reservations later.  We ended up hating 150 Central, so we changed our 2nd reservation to Hooked.

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8 minutes ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Yes!  My advice is to make a list of where you want to eat, and when.  In addition to dinners, you will get a free embarkation lunch (ours was at Jamie’s), and lunches on sea days.  I thought I had our plan memorized, but then forgot when we got there 🙂. Also, bring a pencil and paper to write down what you end up with.  Sure, our reservations eventually showed up in our planner, but some took a few days.

 

also, you can change your reservations later.  We ended up hating 150 Central, so we changed our 2nd reservation to Hooked.

The embarkation lunch is not available on all ships. A friend of mine was told he could not use it then. I believe that was on the Allure

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On 3/1/2019 at 4:06 PM, Host Clarea said:

Unlimited appetizers & desserts, but only one entree.

 

How much is it and is it on every ship? 

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Just now, Static events said:

 

How much is it and is it on every ship? 

 

Varies, see your Cruise Planner.

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WE booked it for our upcoming Mariner cruise.  It's a four night with two sea days.  Hoping to get our monies worth.  

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Symphony May 11th 2019

 

We purchased the UDP and the Key.  I was able to reserve shows as you have to with the key but am very nervous because we have no idea when and were we will be dining because we have to wait to be onboard to make our reservations.  We prefer dining between 6 - 7 pm which is probably the most booked time.  

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6 hours ago, Static events said:

 

How much is it and is it on every ship? 

 

6 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Varies, see your Cruise Planner.

 

Varies A LOT.

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