Ok everybody. Your cruise fare includes your meals. They are not "free"---"included" does not mean free. You still get food, entertainment, and lodging at a very competitive cost per person per day price, so cruising over all is a good value but apparently that fact vanishes in the face of a $3.95 charge for a hamburger or many hamburgers as long as you stay parked in your seat to the dismay of those who might want to get in there and sit down too. We seem to be the victims of "branding" where the name Johnnie Rockets on a burger elevates it to some high level of desirability that somehow makes it better than the "included' hamburger you can get elsewhere. We are also the victims of cruise advertising which has planted the idea of "free" in our minds. If RCCL made a mistake it was in having the JR franchise as an "included" item in the first place because it set customer expectations beyond what they could meet. But I guess they cannot be faulted for being unable to see into the future and the problems with kids and wasted food.