Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Room Service "Extras" on Norwegian & Carnival

Room service on cruise ships has traditionally been complimentary. However, that hasn't always been the case. On my first Norwegian Cruise Line sailing aboard the SS Norway the line was adding a $2 service charge for room service. That was in 1989 and the charge disappeared the following year. While some lines add a late-night delivery charge, none of the lines we cover are eliminating complimentary room service altogether. However, at least two are rolling out expanded selections with a charge. In the testing phase, here are the details.

Norwegian Cruise Line
An enhanced room service menu is debuting on board Norwegian Cruise Line's two newest ships, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Breakaway. The expanded menu includes more hot choices for breakfast, such as hot cereals and eggs and grilled tomatoes, as well as bacon and sausage. A wider selection of additional items is also being offered on the 24-hour room service menu on the two new ships. While individual items on the menu remain available on a complimentary basis, a convenience charge of from $4.95 per order on Norwegian Getaway up to $7.95 per order on Norwegian Breakaway will be added during the testing period. Note that the charges are per order—not per item—and are subject to change. Room Service orders placed by guests sailing in Suites and The Haven will not incur a charge. Norwegian's other ships are not affected at this time.

Carnival Cruise Line

A new room service menu, with selections listed below, will be introduced for testing on Carnival Imagination, Carnival Conquest, and Carnival Pride on April 12th. The menu includes some hot food items, which many passengers have requested.

Complimentary Room Service
Continental Breakfast is available upon request by completing a menu form and hanging it on your door knob by 5am, or by calling at anytime.
Tuna Salad; Roast Turkey; Ham and Cheese; Peanut Butter and Jelly; Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, onWhite, Whole Wheat, or Rye Bread. Served with Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Chips or Pretzels
Hot Sandwiches
Grilled American Cheese, Grilled Reuben with Corned Beef and Swiss Cheese
Garden Salad and Caesar Salad
New York Cheesecake; Assorted Cookies;Chocolate Cake
Available at an Extra Charge
$ 5.00 Totally Awesome Wings Tossed in Your Choice of Honey BBQ or Buffalo Sauce
$ 6.00 Spicy Fried Firecracker Shrimp with Chili Ginger Dip, Served with French Fries
$ 4.00 Cobb Salad
$ 5.00 Killer Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole
$ 5.00 Authentic Philly Cheesesteak, Served with French Fries
$ 5.00 Pan Pizza Hand-Stretched Dough, Topped with Cheese or Pepperoni
$ 1.50 Side of French Fries
$ 6.00 Cheese and Crackers
$ 6.00 Mediterranean Mezzes: Hummus and Tzatziki Served with Grilled Pita Bread, Olives, Lavosh, and Feta Cheese
On the Carnival Pride from 5:30 PM until Midnight, fresh from Bonsai Sushi:
$ 5.00 California Roll with Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, Sesame, Tobiko Mayo
$ 5.00 Spicy Tuna with Tempura Flakes, Asparagus, Azuki, Tobiko, Yukon Gold Potato Straws, Spicy Mayo
$ 7.00 Tempura Roll with Fried Shrimp, Cucumber, Tenka, Yuzu Mayo,and Bonsai Sushi Sauce
$ 7.00 Bonsai Triple E Roll, Fresh Water Eel, BBQ Eggplant, Tamago (Japanese Egg Omelet), Pankossorted Garden Vegetables with Dips
Image Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

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