The Price Of Speciality Dining Is On The Rise… Again!

August 8, 2016

Yet another cruise line has now announced that they are putting up the price of speciality dining on-board.

Holland America have revealed that they are following the trend and increasing the price of three of their speciality restaurants: The Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind and Canaletto restaurants will all be increasing in price.

In a statement about the move Holland America said: “The three award-winning restaurants remain among the best values at sea for specialty dining with pricing that falls below that of other cruise line alternative restaurants.”

The Pinnacle Grill which serves up food such as surf and turf, has increased from $29 to $35, whilst the Asian Fusion Tamarind has gone from $20 to $25, and the Italian Canaletto is now $15 up from just $10.

These changes will come into effect on the 1st of August, and it has also been announced that the price of dining packages will be increasing.

For example, the Ultimate Dining Package which gives the diner a reservation at the Pinnacle Grill, The Culinary Arts Centre, Sel de Mer, Tamarind and Canaletto is now up to $119 from $104.

Speciality restaurants have become even more popular on-board as they are a way to make a cruise extra special, and many like to splash a little cash to have a memorable evening in a smaller restaurant. However, this has seemed to lead to a wave of price increases as these restaurants become higher in demand.

If you want to find out more about the prices of speciality dining across the different cruise lines you can read our guide to this here.

So what do you think of the increased prices? Do you like to dine in speciality restaurants whilst on-board? Or do you prefer to stick to the main dining restaurants and buffet? Let us know in the comments below…