Posted October 4th, 2017, 04:14 AM
I've just booked my first ever cruise... it's with Silversea and it departs next September. I'm single and wouldn't normally wish to holiday alone but during a hugely enjoyable TA crossing with a friend on the QM2 last year, discovered the wonderful sociability of shipboard life and now have no worries about going solo. At least once during my trip, I would like to experience La Champagne/Dame and it seems from what I've read here that it's essential to make reservations on-line as soon as bookings open, 120 days before departure. I'm pretty sure that I'll meet up with a like-minded person on board so was planning to make a table reservation for two people, maybe towards the end of the 15 day cruise. So, two questions...
First, is the $60 simply a cover charge (for an enhanced menu I realise) or does it also provide superior wine pairings?
Second, I'm guessing I have to pay up front 120 days out. If I find I'm Jimmy Nae Pals
, can I get my money back if I decide to cancel one or both seats during the voyage?
I've trawled about 20 pages of the board and couldn't find info about either of these issues so any advice from an experienced "Silverseaer" will be appreciated.