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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Dinner Reservation Question!

    After reading so many good things on Old Man and the Sea, we emailed today for dinner reservations. In their confirmation, they said they required credit card information to confirm.

    We just haven't experienced this before, and I didn't feel real comfortable with emailing off our credit card number!

    Since this is our first trip, is this what we should expect as typical? Thanks from the Newbies!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Under a hut, walking Eagle Beach, lunch on the beach, Amstel Bright Beer on the beach, coffee in the morning on the beach, taking a dip in the sea,

    Thumbs up

    >>>> " is this what we should expect as typical?"
    ---- Have heard that some restaurants are doing that now. But unless your are going during PRIME TIME have always made restaurant reservations down in Aruba and could always get a time without a credit card # given. Yes some of the "very" popular ones please call a day or 2 ahead.
    Give name of restaurants and date going to Aruba and someone may Post their experiences.
    >>>> " I didn't feel real comfortable with emailing off our credit card number!"
    ----- Ditto!
    Last edited by TomFrederick; 12-11-2008 at 08:02 AM.

  3. #3
    Senior Member ~Amy~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Please see the link below as to how the same situation was handled by Old Man & The Sea and Passions (read Betty's post in the thread):

    Most restaurants will ask for a CC during high season and definitely during the holidays for the reasons mentioned in the link.
    "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - - Marcus Aurelius

    33rd trip to Aruba - May 2016
    San Fran/Napa Valley - Sept. 2016
    Barcelona, Mallorca, and Andorra - Nov. 2016

  4. #4
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Any Aruba beach...
    Totally understandble requiring a credit card. Staying at an all inclusive we see half empty restaurants every night at a sold out resort. People make reservations and then just do NOT show up.

  5. #5
    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Reniassance Island & Surf Club Lazy River
    Amy, thanks for that post on CC handling. Good advise.

    Palm Beach March 2016
    Aruba May & June 2016
    Aruba Dec 2016 NYE

  6. #6
    Senior Member fattypatty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    moomba, stellaris casino, baby beach,
    the other thing you can do is contact the concierge desk at the hotel you're staying at and instruct them to make the reservations for you. that way there's no need to share personal information with restaurant as the hotel has it all anyhow.

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