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Hello,

 

I have noticed the Chops Grille menu includes coffee cocktails/alcoholic coffees. Does anyone know if these are covered by the deluxe drinks package?

 

Thanks.

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Hi there - yes drinks in all specialty restaurants are covered by beverage package. 

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Looking at the menu it states in the fine print that an 18% gratuity will be added to the check for the boozy coffees. 

 

I think I can get the same drinks from cafe at 270 and the promenade (going on ovation 2nd time round in December) without the gratuity (using the deluxe drinks package which I will purchase pre-cruise).

 

I'd rather wait until I experience the service and get to the end of the whole meal/dinning experience before I decide how much to tip.

 

Anyway I'm going solo on this one and if I do eat at chops it will most likely be lunch. At this stage the only specialty dinning I am doing is the Solarium Bistro dinner (first time). Hopefully being solo at dinner won't be too awkward.

 

Does this make sense? Am I being a tight shyte?

 

Thanks for getting back to me. I thought this was a dead thread.

 

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Hi Mike,  the drinks (including gratuities) throughout the ship are included in the beverage package. So no matter where you purchase your drink - 270 or Chops - it will be included in the package with no extra gratuity to pay. 

Went to Chops for the first time over Xmas and it was a great meal, so go if you get the opportunity! 

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What did you enjoy when you went to chops (incl. drinks)? My partner and I had chops twice on our last cruise (Voyager about a year ago) and we really enjoyed the angus with red wine jus and the goats cheese salad. 

 

Also do you have any experience with Ovation of the seas specialty dinning? I was considering Jamie's Italian (for the first time).

 

We did the galley brunch tour on Voyager and I might do it on Ovation too.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Mike, the goats cheese salad was delicious!  There was so much food, I can’t actually remember all of it....I do remember DH had lamb and I had king prawns. There was so much food, I couldn’t even fit dessert in, and that’s my favourite part of the meal by far!

Not sure what I drank, either something from the wine menu or cocktail menu. This was on Explorer of the Seas. 

Have been on Ovation, but didn’t do specialty dining, however have the 5 night dining package for my next Ovation sailing in April , so looking forward to the restaurants onboard. 

I’m sure you’ll enjoy whatever you decide to do. 

 

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Yes there are already a lot of options on Ovation.

 

I even hear sorentos has improved and might not just be the kind of thing you grab on the way back to your cabin after a night of drinking.

 

I hope you let us all know how your dinning package experience works out.

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Whatever is included in your package is covered everywhere EXCEPT mini-bar/fridge and room service.  All restaurants and RCI private Island/beaches allow you to use your drink package.

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Hey Jandex,

 

Just wanted to know how your cruise this month on Ovation turned out

 

Any particular things I should look out for - dining, shows, etc?

 

Did your 5 night dining package work out?

 

Did they have the fancy dessert buffet with the chocolate fountain at the Windjammer on the last port of call night?

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