The days of those limitless buffets and gourmet meals on cruises have gradually eroded. Sure, the restaurants are still included in your fare….but if you want a “specialty restaurant”, then that will be extra.
Our guess is that many cruise lines have gone so far down the discount road that they have to make up the difference somewhere, and that is where “specialty restaurants” come in.
At an upcharge of $15-$35 per person, they have become an extra cost option on most cruise lines. Whether it is worth it over the standard fare is a subject of some debate.
But now comes a change….according to Travel Pulse, NCL is now changing to a la carte pricing on many of its ships. And boy, is it complicated!