can anyone suggest things i should with me on a cruise rather than wasting my money when i am on the ship and have to pay escalated prices ?????

looking for people who have travelled on a cruise ship b4 ? what should i take with me dont want to waste the little money i have for spends on stuff i could have brought if i knew beforehand any suggestions would be grateful

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clothes? packed lunch?

what do you mean? You just need the usual stuff you take on holiday
you usually get a card, like a credit card that you use for purchases on board and pay at the end so watch out lol

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vodka...condoms...film or memory sticks for camera

wow strong title.

most stuff onboard from what i remember isnt too bad as its duty free when you sail between places!

Well, it depends on how long you will be on there for.
Me and my mate took loads of food so that we didn't have to buy the rediculously expensive meals on board.
We overheard the security at customs say "they must be going camping" haha
Food is probably going to be your only expense on a short cruise.
Other things you might spend money on are more entertainment things like at the casino. Optional activities really.

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Magic_monkey;2144857

Well, it depends on how long you will be on there for.Me and my mate took … Well, it depends on how long you will be on there for.Me and my mate took loads of food so that we didn't have to buy the rediculously expensive meals on board.We overheard the security at customs say "they must be going camping" hahaFood is probably going to be your only expense on a short cruise.Other things you might spend money on are more entertainment things like at the casino. Optional activities really.



I luv it "they must b going camping" lol:-D

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lumoruk;2144837

vodka...condoms...film or memory sticks for camera



r u allowed to take ur own booze ?

Magic_monkey;2144857

Well, it depends on how long you will be on there for.Me and my mate took … Well, it depends on how long you will be on there for.Me and my mate took loads of food so that we didn't have to buy the rediculously expensive meals on board.We overheard the security at customs say "they must be going camping" hahaFood is probably going to be your only expense on a short cruise.Other things you might spend money on are more entertainment things like at the casino. Optional activities really.



you had to pay for meals? I was fed 6 times a day with free drinks you didnt have to dine formaly you could dine on deck if you wanted. drinks between meals had to be paid for and the copious amounts of cocktails i had ( though they used to do cocktail of the day and that was cheaper)

mstiny;2144875

r u allowed to take ur own booze ?



which ship is it? which company?

take what you want. its your cruise!

surely you dont mind spending a little on a few drinks when your probably paying around the 2k mark for a holiday? lol

By the way its great fun if you havent been on one before i remeber ice carving being done on deck and everytime we left somewhere we had a sail away party....mmmm....more cocktails

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bellabonkers;2144894

surely you dont mind spending a little on a few drinks when your probably … surely you dont mind spending a little on a few drinks when your probably paying around the 2k mark for a holiday? lol



Ever seen easy cruise :thumbsup:
easycruise.com

http://www.lostweekend.tv/easyCruise_rt.jpg

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bellabonkers;2144881

which ship is it? which company?



the royal carribean navigator of the sea

meals are all paid for but drinks have to b paid for at the end along with tips lol

i ain't been cruising but i was always under the impression that food, drink and entertainment were all included

not all brax

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Brax;2144919

i ain't been cruising but i was always under the impression that food, … i ain't been cruising but i was always under the impression that food, drink and entertainment were all included



drink isnt included or the tips lol:x

mstiny;2144908

the royal carribean navigator of the sea meals are all paid for but … the royal carribean navigator of the sea meals are all paid for but drinks have to b paid for at the end along with tips lol



honestly tip the staff im sure they will go out of their way to help you. I found they did nothing was too much for them

mstiny;2144933

drink isnt included or the tips lol:x


that will just be alcoholic drinks though, meal drinks should be included and like i said, we were served 6 meals a day lol
midnight feast included

bellabonkers;2144877

you had to pay for meals? I was fed 6 times a day with free drinks you … you had to pay for meals? I was fed 6 times a day with free drinks you didnt have to dine formaly you could dine on deck if you wanted. drinks between meals had to be paid for and the copious amounts of cocktails i had ( though they used to do cocktail of the day and that was cheaper)



It was only a weekend trip to Amsterdam (I won it on here, it was a competition with DFDS seaways around February time)
But we had cabins to sleep in and that so I still call it a cruise

Brax;2144919

i ain't been cruising but i was always under the impression that food, … i ain't been cruising but i was always under the impression that food, drink and entertainment were all included


depends what entertainment, cinema..yes...casino..no funnily enough
oh and go to a pool with a big wave machine to get practicing cos its hard work in the on board pool sometimes. it gets a little tidal
lol
How long are you away for? visiting any exciting places? got your excursions planed?

Magic_monkey;2144955

It was only a weekend trip to Amsterdam (I won it on here, it was a … It was only a weekend trip to Amsterdam (I won it on here, it was a competition with DFDS seaways around February time)But we had cabins to sleep in and that so I still call it a cruise


I went to Norway on a "cruise" as well OMG i was sea sick
Big ships have stabilizers though so it shouldn't happen, though if you go through the bay of Biscay that can be a little on the rough side. I slept that bit lol

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twinks;2144951

ME ???? :whistling:



i wish i could lol

well i feel sea sick just reading these posts now - i'm definately not going on a cruise

bellabonkers;2144970

I went to Norway on a "cruise" as well OMG i was sea sickBig ships have … I went to Norway on a "cruise" as well OMG i was sea sickBig ships have stabilizers though so it shouldn't happen, though if you go through the bay of Biscay that can be a little on the rough side. I slept that bit lol



I found it so nice to sleep with the rocking of the ship.
...And a few days after I got off it too lol just felt I was swaying in bed.

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bellabonkers;2144965

depends what entertainment, cinema..yes...casino..no funnily enoughoh and … depends what entertainment, cinema..yes...casino..no funnily enoughoh and go to a pool with a big wave machine to get practicing cos its hard work in the on board pool sometimes. it gets a little tidallolHow long are you away for? visiting any exciting places? got your excursions planed?



3 days in salou first to get a bit of colour before going on the ship !boarding the ship in barcelona then visiting the south of france , sardinia , sicily then a day at sea and then back to barcelona !

I visited Barcelona, a four hour whistle stop tour
I bordered at southampton so I never had to leave the ground lol

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Magic_monkey;2144955

It was only a weekend trip to Amsterdam (I won it on here, it was a … It was only a weekend trip to Amsterdam (I won it on here, it was a competition with DFDS seaways around February time)But we had cabins to sleep in and that so I still call it a cruise



booze cruise more like !! very busy with people getting in on the act of holidaying and making cash at the same time with cheap cigs and booze

If it's anything like P&O then, Clothes, Toothpaste, mobile, sunglasses, suncream, headache tablets, travel sickness tablets, money, don't bother taking shower gel, soap & towels, there are more towels on a ship than a towel factory, have a good one!

Royal carribean are great for food - basically there are 'all you can eat' cafe's and they come round with trays of soft drinks and tea/coffee
I'd recommend a UK to US plug converter

deard69;2145158

If it's anything like P&O then, Clothes, Toothpaste, mobile, sunglasses, … If it's anything like P&O then, Clothes, Toothpaste, mobile, sunglasses, suncream, headache tablets, travel sickness tablets, money, don't bother taking shower gel, soap & towels, there are more towels on a ship than a towel factory, have a good one!



Thanks for the tip... will be handy...

Don't forget to check out what plug sockets they use. You might want to get an adaptor.
It's a good idea to take one 2-pin adaptor and one of those plug extensions with lots of 3-pin sockets on (that you would use in the UK) so that you only need to buy one adaptor.

deard69;2145158

If it's anything like P&O then, Clothes, Toothpaste, mobile, sunglasses, … If it's anything like P&O then, Clothes, Toothpaste, mobile, sunglasses, suncream, headache tablets, travel sickness tablets, money, don't bother taking shower gel, soap & towels, there are more towels on a ship than a towel factory, have a good one!



Agree - but we needed hair conditioner as that wasn't supplied nor sold in shops onboard. This may be sad, but I also make use of the Launderette on board so I now take ariel tabs and comfort "bubbles" to keep up with the family's need for clean clothes (going for one week soon and have told them that I'm not washing this time but it is worth it for a fortnight!) :roll:

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Ros;2145523

Royal carribean are great for food - basically there are 'all you can … Royal carribean are great for food - basically there are 'all you can eat' cafe's and they come round with trays of soft drinks and tea/coffeeI'd recommend a UK to US plug converter



oh thanx for that i would have forgotten that ! lol

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Magic_monkey;2146483

Don't forget to check out what plug sockets they use. You might want to … Don't forget to check out what plug sockets they use. You might want to get an adaptor.It's a good idea to take one 2-pin adaptor and one of those plug extensions with lots of 3-pin sockets on (that you would use in the UK) so that you only need to buy one adaptor.



oh cheers thats a goood idea ! rep added

remember the voltage onboard is 110v so unless your electrical equipment is multivoltage you will need a "stepup transformer" rather than a plug adapter.
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