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Coffee should be included in your fare--you shouldn't have to pay extra for it!
You aren't paying for the coffee, the poster was talking about room service and it is customary (not required) to tip the room service waiter a dollar or two as they are not included in the prepaid gratuities.
As far as I know (please correct me) NCL is the only line of the ones I've
sailed (see signature) that have the hotel type coffee pots in the cabins.
RCCL Splendour of the Seas to Panama Canal 12/11/2003
NCL Star to Alaska 09/05/2004
RiverBarge Excursions 12/30/04 & 01/03/2005
Carnival Celebration to Key West/Nassau 12/03/2005
Dawn Princess to Mexican Riviera 10/18/2006
NCL Dream to Western Caribbean 02/03/2007
Carnival Conquest to W. Caribbean 11/25/2007
Carnival Victory to E. Caribbean 01/20/2008
NCL Spirit to W. Caribbean 03/09/2008
NCL Dream to Canada/New England 08/31/2008
Celebrity Mercury to Hawaii 11/06/2008
Carnival Conquest R/T Galv.- W. Caribbean 01/11/2009
NCL Majesty R/T Baltimore/Bermuda 05/31/2009
NCL Dawn Repo NYC/Caribbean/Miami 11/01/2009
NCL Spirit R/T New Orleans-W. Caribean 02/21/2010
NCL Pearl Alaska (Vancouver-Seattle) 05/01/2010
Vantage MS River Explorer Eastern Europe & Black Sea 10/09/2010
Carinival Triumph R/T New Orleans to E. Caribbean 01/08/2011
NCL Star R/T Los Angeles/Mexican Riviera 04/30/2011
NCL Spirit R/T New Orleans-W.Caribbean 01/22/2012
NCL Sun R/T Miami-S. Caribbean 12/05/2012
RCCL Navigator of the Seas R/T Galveston/Caribbean 03/30/2014
NCL Dawn R/T Boston-Canada/New England 09/26/2014
NCL Jewel R/T Houston/Caribbean 01/10/2014
Never had a coffee maker in the cabin but have only cruised on 3 lines. We fill out the pre-order form and hang it on the door before going to bed, with our choices of coffee, juice, rolls or whatever & time we would like it delivered. It has always arrived on time, usually a little earlier & we take singles with us for a tip. (Not required but we do tip for the extra service). Actually not sure coffee makers in cabins would be a good idea - fire hazard maybe??
The reason for no coffee pot in your room, is because then you would have to lift your finger (hand and pot) to make the coffee.....that is why so many of us love to cruise....you don't have to do a THING for the entire trip except for have good time. Oh yeah....you have to lift your finger at the pool to get the yummy frozen drink from the straw of your glass to your lips....
Last edited by thegotogirl; May 21st, 2008 at 08:52 PM.
We took a small 2-cupper on the CB last two times and made our coffee. We just left the pot when we disembarked. We also ordred Room Service coffee, but as you have heard by now, the cruise ship coffee is awful.That's the only complaint I can come up with about a cruise, so that's why I keep on cruising. I can live with bad coffee, or I can bring my own!!
We brought along our own coffee maker for our CB cruise. I have one that brews directly into travel cups so there is no hot plate or worry about breaking a glass pot. The coffee maker cost about $20 and has come in very handy. The steward told me that if the coffee maker had a hot plate he would have to confiscate it.
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Scuttled by NCL for a music charter
6/13/2015 NCL Gem - 8 Day Bahamas and Florida Cruise with the family to celebrate dad's 70'th birthday. First Aft Penthouse
2/19/2006 NCL Jewel - Western Caribbean
6/17/2007 Caribbean Princess - Eastern Caribbean - Honeymoon Cruise
12/4/2010 NCL EPIC - Eastern Caribbean
11/11/2012 NCL Dawn - Western Caribbean
4/27/2014 NCL Dawn - Repositioning Tampa to Boston - First taste of the suite life.
1/22/2015 NCL Pearl - 11 Day Southern Caribbean - Scuttled by NCL for a music charter
We ordered room service coffee and hot chocolate each morning aboard the Diamond Princess. We just called for it each morning when we got up, and it was delivered within 10-15 minutes.
We also treated ourselves to the Balcony Breakfast one morning, and it was wonderful. There was more food than we could eat at one meal, so saved the plate of breakfast breads, and for the following 2 mornings ordered fresh fruit along with the coffee and hot chocolate, and that was our breakfast those days. It was well worth the cost.
2004 Coral Princess (Panama Canal & W. Caribbean)
2005 Sun Princess (Eastern Caribbean)
2006 Island Princess (Hawai'i)
2007 Sea Princess (Southern Caribbean)
2007 Golden Princess (Mexican Riviera)
2008 Diamond Princess (Hawai'i)
2008 Tahitian Princess (Tahiti & FP)
2009 Star Princess (Alaska Inside Passage)
2010 Golden Princess (Hawai'i)
2011 Emerald Princess (Eastern Caribbean)
2011 Sapphire Princess (Alaska Inside Passage)
2011 Sapphire Princess (28 day r/t LA-HI-Samoa-French Polynesia-LA)
2011 Saphire Princess (Mexican Riviera), done as B2B with the 28 day above
2012 Star Princess (r/t SF-Hawaii)
2012 Ruby Princess (19 day Venice to FLL)
2013 Emerald Princess (Southern Caribbean)
2013 Pacific Princess (Venice to Athens)
2013 Crown Princess (B2B Southampton to the Canaries, and TA)
2014 Crown Princess (Andes & So America)
2014 Carnival Paradise (First ever non-Princess cruise .. just a quickie with famly members)
2014 Caribbean Princess (B2B Eastern & Western Caribbean)
Location: San Fernando Valley - Southern California
On our last cruise, we ordered room service coffee for the first morning. We held onto the thermal pot and the coffee cups throughout the cruise. He and I alternated the chore of zipping to the Lido deck and filling the pot each morning for the rest of the cruise.
We didn't want to order room service each day because we didn't want to plan our mornings that closely. Calling room service for coffee to be brought to us would have been an exercise in patience - at least an hour wait during the breakfast hours.
You may be wondering why we used the pot at all since we were going to the Lido for coffee anyway. Well, we like having more than a single cup of coffee as we get ready and this way we could each have two HOT cups! (Before the cruise was over there were lots of people who copied the idea...)
Getting confused about the wine rule. We are cruising on PoAM in Sept and are trying to get the real facts. Is wine allowed to be brought on the ship as long as ncl doesn't carry your brand on board? I've read that it is. I understand that there is a convience fee, and that's fine. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.
They provide 4 cup packages of Folgers Decaf and Regular and the creamer and sugar too. They will replenish as you use it or you can ask the room steward for more anytime... It is only a 4 cup one but it was nice to have expecially with a balcony. We just dont' get up on vacation at a particular time and room service takes a while if you call when you do get up so it was a nice perk to be able to make it yourself. Debbie
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