A couple of tips when travelling Britannia class (economy!) on the Cunard ships. If you do not want to share the dining table just ask the maître d’ for your own table…it usually happens. But make the request as soon as you board. Out of 15 Cunard cruises we have only used Britannia twice, but were changed quickly. On one cruise we were put on a table for 10 with 8 extremely loud American ladies!!
Secondly, in the Britannia Class restaurant ask the sommelier for his “bin-ends” offers. Drink, especially wine, is verrrry expensive….the cheapest is $45 a bottle. They usually have a list of “bin-ends” at half price, but you have to ask for it. In Princess and Queens Grills they prefer not to offer bin-ends, but a quiet request often works. Also on cruises of 3 nights or more ask for the soft drinks daily package…good value, and unlimited softies.
Thirdly, it’s worth buying a few Carnival shares. Each shareholder gets a $50 spend on each cruise. You just send proof of shareholding, by screenshot, with your cruise details, to a dedicated email address, after full payment for the cruise.
It’s def worth paying for Princess or Queens…..pay attention BA, this is how to do Club and First properly!