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Where can you eat for free on Serenade?

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Travelling to Alaska with my mom next summer - what places can we just eat and not use sea-pass? Don't want any surprises.


I know the main dining room and the Windjammer - anywhere else?



I believe it is called the Sea View cafe - kind of their answer to Johnny Rockets - food free drinks you pay

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There is also free food in the Solarium. We have never paid extra for food on any of our cruises. There are so many good places to eat!


Oh, room service is free, too. (Just be sure to tip the deliverer.)

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Nothing is "free". You just want to know what is part of your pre-paid package.


Why don't you contribute something positive to this thread? Everyone knows what the OP is asking - there is no need to be condescending.


To answer the OP's question - the only places you will pay are the specialty restaurants.


I know there are snacks at Lattetudes as well - not sure if these are charged to the Sea Pass account.

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I believe it is called the Sea View cafe - kind of their answer to Johnny Rockets - food free drinks you pay


I have to agree that the Sea View Cafe is one of the best (and most often over looked little cafe's on any ship) to have a lite lunch or snack. Try it out early in the cruise and you will probably be back to visit it often.


PS - Don't tell anybody let's just keep this one our little secret - ok..........

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Hi there, saw the posting about where to get free food. When you buy a cruise, the basic food (which is excellent by the way) is included in your price. As someone pointed out, that also includes room service, although it's sort of expected you'll tip the person bringing the food.


We just returned from a cruise onboard the Serenade to Hawaii from Vancouver BC. It was absolutely first class. We preferred to eat in the restaurant - it's nice to sit and be waited upon rather than pushing and shoving in the cafeteria/buffet in the Windjammer. We didn't try the Seaview. We had room service for breakfast one morning but didn't bother again. We didn't find the food particularly appetizing - almost as if they wanted you to use the restaurant. However, we enjoyed sitting on the balcony eating what was brought up.


One night we ate in Chops...the 'fine dining' experience, for which we paid $20 each including tip. It was lovely, but not sure it was that much better than the regular restaurant, which was spectacular. All the meals except the shank veal were superb. The lobster in particular was great, so much so that we ordered another one and were willingly supplied it.


Lots of shrimp cocktails, excellent beef, great steaks....no wonder I put on 10 lbs! lol


Their Italian restaurant, Portofino's is also $20 per head. We didn't bother with that one as we found the dining room to more than meet our needs.


A wonderful ship, superb service, entertainment "OK," (I like the Princess entertainment better - more 'big style' shows,) but the comedians were good except one (Mr. King - didn't think his was particularly funny at all). There were some excellent shows featuring one or two performers.


And....the drinks were very generously poured! Although we did have a bottle with us when we boarded in Vancouver, we certainly drank our fair share of the ship's!


So go and enjoy your cruise; we sure did!


Cheers, J&M...

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There's also great pizza in the Solarium swimming pool/hot tub area. Great to have a piece of pizza at 1am! As I said before, no wonder I put on 10 lbs... now it's back to water, water and more water, and the occasional salad thrown in for good measure! LOL


Cheers, MJ.

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