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Ice Cream on Princess....Free!

Discussion in 'Princess Cruises' started by KDS, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. KDS

    KDS Guest

    Okay, it's just that I read that on board the Grand Princess you *can* get free ice cream at a certain time in the Horizon Court. Is this true? It's supposedly not all the time, everywhere, just in the Horizon Court and only at this specified time. I can't remeber where I found this information on the net though, so I can't go back to it. Anyone know?
  2. [​IMG]

    I don't know about that but my mom got HOMEMADE ice cream every night after dinner in the dining room.
  3. BurBunny

    BurBunny Guest

    It's around 3:30(ish) in the afternoon on the Grand. It's also free during lunch and dinner in the dining rooms :)
  4. KreinKrunker

    KreinKrunker Guest

    It was 3:30 to 4:30 in the Horizon Court, on the final sailing of the Ocean. Usually two kinds of ice cream, with some toppings. Remember they have fruit there too. You can make your own banana split, if you are so inclined.
  5. Fernanda

    Fernanda Guest

    We were on the golden on 10/12/02 for 7 days and it was at 4:00 in the horizon court. they had chocolate and vanilla plus toppings. You can also get it for lunch and dinner at the restaurants.
  6. Stargazerm31

    Stargazerm31 Guest

    The soft serve is always free. The named brand ice cream is not.
  7. bardgal

    bardgal Guest

    I've never had or seen soft serve on Princess.
  8. Brad

    Brad Guest

    Please Princess, please quit charging for ice cream so we can cruise with you again. This charge is ridiculous. They could have had our business 14 other times if not for this.
  9. frito

    frito Guest

    Hey Brad, I agree. Everytime I tried to work out the money to cruise on Princess and factored in the cost of airfare, cruise, photos, shore excursions, drinks, etc. and then added $7.50 for ice cream, it put me over the hump and i couldn't do it.
    If it had been free and I didn't have to add in that $7.50, I probably could have made it.
  10. Spender Nui

    Spender Nui Guest

    Why would anyone cruise with a line that charged for ice cream?
  11. Kathy N

    Kathy N Guest

    Brad, you are putting us on aren't you? Of all the items we are charged for on a cruise, the ice cream keeps you from choosing Princess???
    As has been stated before, Princess has a contract with Haagen Daaz which when it expires supposedly will not be renewed. Then they can have gratis ice cream all the time if they choose.
  12. KDS

    KDS Guest

    To be honest, and I started this thread, I could care less if Princess charged for Ice Cream or not. I don't need ice cream free to me 24 hours a day. Who cares?

  13. Brad

    Brad Guest

    Im not putting you on, I could not go back, and have not been back, thought it was the ultimate slap in the face. I dont eat ice cream, I would love to return, I keep checking to see if they stop, and if they ever do stop charging, I will immediately book the Star. I dont believe the Haagen Daaz contract is expiring. I had an equally difficult time getting past the extra charges for meals, but have chosen to not participate. The ice cream thing, I cant get past. I have never cared about the charges for the cruise, I have paid $15,000 for some for the three of us, to $400 each for other cruises. Charge what you will, but throw in a scoop of ice cream if someone wants it. Does not have to be the premium stuff either.
  14. KDS

    KDS Guest

    But what would you do if no ice cream was served *at all* outside of the dining room? Why is ice cream so darn important to so many people? Do you really need it?

  15. Don

    Don Guest

    The Ice cream is fre on the horizon court on the Sun Princess from 3:30 to 4:30 every day!
  16. Brad

    Brad Guest

    As I said, I DONT EAT ICE CREAM. have not for years. I would rather see them not offer it at all than to charge. I hear they started offering it in horizon on some ships. Big deal, they are still charging. close the ice cream stand and board it up, then I will gladly book again.
  17. KDS

    KDS Guest

    Oh that's rediculous! Don't offer it at all if they are going to charge? Tell you what, if you don't want to pay for it, don't! But don't demand that Princess deprive others of having the choice to pay for the ice cream if they so desire.

  18. Michael Sinn

    Michael Sinn Guest

    Princess is about Choice. You can buy ice cream or you have a choice not to.
    The Prices of cruises these days require the cruiselines to make up for the low prices they are getting for cabins. I have been on 7 Princess cruises and have seen lines of people waiting for the Ice Cream. They were glad to pay for it. As long as there is a need for this they will charge. Plus with prices so low they will not stop charging. I will continue to support Princess as they give great value for my dollar. You have a choice not to support them. Thats ok.

    PS I have never bought the ice cream on Princess...and I never will.
  19. Let's be honest. The vast mjority of those loading up dishes of free ice cream are the kids. Three bites later, the bowl is stashed somewhere, melting leaving a mess for the staff to clean up.

    If you have to pay a little extra, the problem has been solved.
  20. Lisa

    Lisa Guest

    There is NO CHARGE for the ice cream in the dining room or in the Horizon Court in the afternoon - the only place where they charge for ice cream is at the Haagen-Daas stand! Been on Princess three times with number four coming up later this year.

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