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oct 20 2008

Cruises: Getting to the meat of the matter

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas in port at St. Thomas (Courtesy ckramer/Flickr)

Sneaky add-ons aren't just an airplane phenomenon anymore. The word on the high seas is that Royal Caribbean is floating (excuse the pun) the concept of charging more for items like premium steaks in its main dining rooms, where passengers have had the luxury of ordering anything they want for no extra charge. The line has started to sell 10-ounce Black Angus steaks for $15 in the main dining rooms on two of its ships, Freedom of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas.

What do you think? Has the line, well, crossed the line? Or is this a positive new perk?

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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