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lincolnshireboy
October 21st, 2010, 08:57 AM
hi all
i have cruised before on the carnival legend but this time giong on IOS really excited, can anyone please let me know apart from drinks,flowrider ans spa treatments is there anything else we need to pay for? i have been told that not even soft drinks for kids are free any help please would be great thanks all happy cruising :):):)

ask2112
October 21st, 2010, 09:02 AM
Flowrider is free unless you buy private lessons. Soda does cost money, pictures, casino, ben & jerry's, cover charges at the specialty restaurants (johnny rockets), and any trinkets you may buy! Enjoy your cruise

InsideCruiser
October 21st, 2010, 09:37 AM
You should research RCI's tipping guidelines as well.

cb at sea
October 21st, 2010, 09:50 AM
You can do soda a couple of ways...buy it by the can, purchase the "soda package" for unlimited fountain soda (you need to drink the equivilent of 3+ cans per day for it to make sense) or bring your own aboard.

Other "extras" will be excursions, of course, and some exercise classes !

On Carnival, the tips are added daily to your account. On RCI, you can either pay the tips in cash on the last night, or have them added to your account. If you choose the My Time Dining option, you will HAVE to pay for the tips when you book that. Tips are a bit cheaper than Carnival...figure $9.75 per person, per day if you're in a JS or below.

138east
October 21st, 2010, 10:03 AM
Any time they ask for your seapass card you are going to be charged. With kids you might want to check out the cost of video games so that doesn't get out of control. As someone mentioned you can usually take your own soda even though RCL says you can't. Folks who sail the IOS can probably tell you what really happens. I sail the Explorer and have never had a problem - the security folks at Bayonne just don't care.

There should be plenty of free lemonade, iced tea, and ice water. I think there may be a way you can limit what the kids can charge and you can definitely check the status of your account on the TV.

jackretired
October 21st, 2010, 06:19 PM
Free vs NOT Free

Alcholic and non-alcoholic drinks - not free
Basketball Court - free
Ben & Jerry's - not free
Bingo - not free
Casino - sooooo not free
Excursions - Not free
Flowrider - FREE
Flowrider lessons - not free
Grill (hot dogs, burgers) by Solarium Pool - Free
Gym - Free
Ice Show - free
Ice Skating - free
Main Dining Room - FREE
Mini-golf - free
Photo Purchaes - not free
Promenade Cafe - Free
Rock Climbing Wall - free
Room Service - free (unless you order between midnight & 5 am = $3.95)
Soda - not free (unless you purchase soda card)
Soft serve w/topping on pool deck - FREE
Souveniors - Not free
Spa Treatments - not free
Specialty Restaurants - not free
Windjammer - free
Yoga, Pilates class - Not free
lemonade, iced tea, and ice water - free
Nuts/Trail Mix at Bar - free

jorapp
October 21st, 2010, 07:00 PM
I just learned this one....regular/decaf (not cappuccino/espresso) coffee in WJ or MDR with meals...free. Any coffee in any lounge ("dry" or with alcohol) not free.