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2 minutes ago, twangster said:

Typical room service menu:

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Coffee options are caffeinated or decaffeinated.  

Mimosa and Bloody Mary's are available at a cost even if you have a drink package or drink card.

Beyond that, the SO is heading to the coffee shop on board.

decent little menu if you are wanting to order in.  wld be nice to have out on the balcony for a lunch or dinner

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1 minute ago, DublinFC said:

decent little menu if you are wanting to order in.  wld be nice to have out on the balcony for a lunch or dinner

When I've stayed in a Grand or Loft suite I've sampled much of the menu ($7.95 fee waived for full suites).  The food is pretty good.  The Royal Hamburger is actually very good and not just a windjammer burger.  

The fee is per order so for less than $10 it's a solid choice and nice way to enjoy a meal on a balcony.  

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Just now, twangster said:

When I've stayed in a Grand or Loft suite I've sampled much of the menu ($7.95 fee waived for full suites).  The food is pretty good.  The Royal Hamburger is actually very good and not just a windjammer burger.  

The fee is per order so for less than $10 it's a solid choice and nice way to enjoy a meal on a balcony.  

Keeping this little nugget of information for later, thanks for sharing.

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28 minutes ago, twangster said:

Typical room service menu:

 

Thanks for sharing @twangster 

He usually goes and gets a latte for me in the mornings.  He's a morning person.  I. AM. NOT.

He usually gets my coffee and might grab something for himself at WJ to hold him over until I'm up and ready for breakfast in the MDR.  LOL

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

Typical room service menu:

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We like to order a Continental breakfast on mornings were we are going to sleep in and then head for a late breakfast or early lunch. Since it's complimentary, we feel it's a better option than lugging something back from the WJ and can be ordered the night before.

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2 minutes ago, FManke said:

We like to order a Continental breakfast on mornings were we are going to sleep in and then head for a late breakfast ot early lunch. Since it's complimentary, we feel it's a better option than lugging something back from the WJ and can be ordered the night before.

Agreed.  When I have a balcony a plate of fruit, croissant and coffee are a great start to the morning on the balcony.

With so much food at other times of the day I don't need a big breakfast.

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1 minute ago, twangster said:

Agreed.  When I have a balcony a plate of fruit, croissant and coffee are a great start to the morning on the balcony.

With so much food at other times of the day I don't need a big breakfast.

Is the coffee from Room Service any good? How about WJ? Or do you need to go to the Cafe for good coffee? (I'm talking free, here, don't want to spend extra.)

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1 minute ago, twangster said:

When I have a balcony a plate of fruit, croissant and coffee are a great start to the morning on the balcony.

Looking forward to room service breakfast on our first balcony cruise. Oct 2020 to Greece in corner Jr Suite.

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Just now, tiny blonde said:

Is the coffee from Room Service any good? How about WJ? Or do you need to go to the Cafe for good coffee? (I'm talking free, here, don't want to spend extra.)

Personal preference. 

I'm not someone who buys Starbucks ever so my tastes are pretty easy going.  A coffee aficionado may scoff at WJ or room service coffee.   

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1 minute ago, tiny blonde said:

Is the coffee from Room Service any good? How about WJ? Or do you need to go to the Cafe for good coffee? (I'm talking free, here, don't want to spend extra.)

I think it's fine. I do enjoy a "good" coffee from Café Latte-tudes while on board, but room service coffee is free and they bring it to you.

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1 minute ago, twangster said:

Personal preference. 

I'm not someone who buys Starbucks ever so my tastes are pretty easy going.  A coffee aficionado may scoff at WJ or room service coffee.   

My husband only likes the coffee he makes fresh just before consuming, so he'll miss his coffee pot on the cruise. I like only lattes from speciality shops, but we're determined to survive for these 5 days/4 nights without spending extra money. Although maybe I'll get one latte . . . . . does RC give everyone some on-board credit? Or is that only through the booking agent . . . .?

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28 minutes ago, tiny blonde said:

My husband only likes the coffee he makes fresh just before consuming, so he'll miss his coffee pot on the cruise. I like only lattes from speciality shops, but we're determined to survive for these 5 days/4 nights without spending extra money. Although maybe I'll get one latte . . . . . does RC give everyone some on-board credit? Or is that only through the booking agent . . . .?

OBC can be sourced from Royal or from a travel agent.  When Royal provides OBC they are not just giving away money.  Sometimes cruise fares are lower and sometimes fares are slightly higher and you get OBC.  Rarely does anyone just give away money for nothing.  

At the end of the day the cost of your cruise vacation is the price of cruise fare less OBC if any.  If your vacation is going to be more enjoyable with lattes then budget for them as if it's part of the total cost to go on vacation.  If you pay for them at home or at work then you are already accustomed to spending some money for them on a daily basis.  Consider something like a refreshment package that includes specialty coffees.  

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I’ve already said this in a recent tips thread I know, but we take a couple of plastic food prep containers with clear lids (the kind that can be thrown away before you leave). Room service is fine, but the items tend to be greasy and that isn’t what I want later in the evening.

 It’s not that I care about taking the dishes for the venue, but the food that I am taking is for a small snack for later and so the lid really matters because (1) the lid keeps the food from the kind of sliding / spIlling you would get if using a plate {important unless your cabin is somehow next to the buffet!) snd (2) the lid helps to keep the food fresher (my little Kaiser roll late-night snack will be far less yummy if it’s hard as a rock from sitting out.  

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