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    Advice needed please help if can!

    hotukdeals.com/ite…se- thinking of booking this but never been on a cruise before just wondered if anybody has any idea what "full board" means and have any idea what the prices are like on board for like the drink and food etc, thanks

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    full board usually means breakfast, lunch and dinner is included

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    umanga;6574595

    full board usually means breakfast, lunch and dinner is included

    would that just be certain resturants onbord because there are some posh ones, any ideas baout drinks, thanks

    For specific answers you probably need to speak to the tour operators.

    Drinks are not cheap.

    Usually most restuarants are free with the exception of 1 or 2. As above check with tour operator to check

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    You wont need to pay for any food, all your food requirements are taken care of in the price. On the bigger cruise liners they serve food 24 hours a day, buffets and pizza throughout the night, for those doing all night casino :w00t:

    The drinks you do need to pay for and these are slightly inflated on US prices, but compared to prices over here they are reasonable.

    The big stinger, and is highly frowned upon if you dont participate, is that you are required to pay 'tips' for the week to your waiter, the chef, the woman that comes into your room and makes animals out of your towels, and the bar staff. These can amount easily for the week to $200

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    ok thanks

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    as said its breakfast, lunch and dinner, also usually a free eveing meal say once per your holiday at one of the posher ones maybe, as said drinks can be pricey as can anything else you want to buy, best bet is to contact the company so you know exactly what you will be getting and what you will need to pay for

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    greg_68;6574647

    For specific answers you probably need to speak to the tour operators.



    Trauts78;6574666

    Drinks are not cheap.Usually most restuarants are free with the exception … Drinks are not cheap.Usually most restuarants are free with the exception of 1 or 2. As above check with tour operator to check



    sculpturatus;6574688

    You wont need to pay for any food, all your food requirements are taken … You wont need to pay for any food, all your food requirements are taken care of in the price. On the bigger cruise liners they serve food 24 hours a day, buffets and pizza throughout the night, for those doing all night casino :w00t:The drinks you do need to pay for and these are slightly inflated on US prices, but compared to prices over here they are reasonable. The big stinger, and is highly frowned upon if you dont participate, is that you are required to pay 'tips' for the week to your waiter, the chef, the woman that comes into your room and makes animals out of your towels, and the bar staff. These can amount easily for the week to $200


    om my gosh, you HAVE to pay tips every time?

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    think the tips is done at the end of your cruise

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    nkje02;6574710

    om my gosh, you HAVE to pay tips every time?



    Nope you pay usually once in a lump sum at the end of each week

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    thanks all for advice will add rep for you all

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    nkje02;6574733

    thanks all for advice will add rep for you all



    No problem, thank you :thumbsup:

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    sculpturatus;6574732

    Nope you pay usually once in a lump sum at the end of each week


    so do you get a bill for the services or is it up to you how much you give?

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    nkje you can delete your posts, press edit, then delete

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    nkje02;6574743

    so do you get a bill for the services or is it up to you how much you … so do you get a bill for the services or is it up to you how much you give?



    Its up to you how much you give, but I went with virgin also, and they included a $150 voucher for tips that the waiter could cash in. I then gave $50 to the turn down lady, $50 to the head waiter, $50 to the chef, and a further $20 on top for my waiter :w00t: This was around what the americans were giving at the time. The thing is they get given accomodation on the boat, and their whole income comes from the tips, its expected that you therefore tip well.

    I have to say though my waiter was still put out that he ONLY got $170 from me. I felt I had given generously, still it was last night and didn't give a stuff :lol:

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    sculpturatus;6574784

    Its up to you how much you give, but I went with virgin also, and they … Its up to you how much you give, but I went with virgin also, and they included a $150 voucher for tips that the waiter could cash in. I then gave $50 to the turn down lady, $50 to the head waiter, $50 to the chef, and a further $20 on top for my waiter :w00t: This was around what the americans were giving at the time. The thing is they get given accomodation on the boat, and their whole income comes from the tips, its expected that you therefore tip well. I have to say though my waiter was still put out that he ONLY got $170 from me. I felt I had given generously, still it was last night and didn't give a stuff :lol:


    thanks very much this is a great help for me! as long as they dont spit in my food for giving shoddy tip im ok with that, i see what your saying though there tips mean alot to them! thanks very much!

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    nkje02;6574807

    thanks very much this is a great help for me! as long as they dont spit … thanks very much this is a great help for me! as long as they dont spit in my food for giving shoddy tip im ok with that, i see what your saying though there tips mean alot to them! thanks very much!



    If you ask virgin after you have booked, they allow you to buy the prepaid vouchers, and just stick to your guns :thumbsup:

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    sculpturatus;6574844

    If you ask virgin after you have booked, they allow you to buy the … If you ask virgin after you have booked, they allow you to buy the prepaid vouchers, and just stick to your guns :thumbsup:



    thanks so much you have been a great help! have left some rep for you! :-D
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