Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "P - Z" > Thomson Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 12th, 2013, 04:38 AM
Brewscruise Brewscruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 26
Default Petra Shore Excursion

Hi I am booked on the ship excursion to Petra. Please could anyone give me an idea of extra costs that will need to be paid on the day whilst on the trip?

Many thanks
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old February 12th, 2013, 04:46 AM
Mower Lady Mower Lady is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: oxford
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewscruise View Post
Hi I am booked on the ship excursion to Petra. Please could anyone give me an idea of extra costs that will need to be paid on the day whilst on the trip?

Many thanks
Hello Brewscruise, we did the excursion to Petra 2 weeks ago, it was an absolutely amazing place. There are no extra costs at all, unless you want to buy something from the stalls and shops by the entrance, or want a camel ride. Included is a lovely lunch in a 4 star hotel on site before going back to the ship. We did buy a plate in 1 of the shops, they take sterling or euros, so no need for Jordanian currency.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old February 12th, 2013, 04:51 AM
geomagot's Avatar
geomagot geomagot is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,417
Default

no extra costs really....apart from maybe some drinks and souvenirs, tips for driver/guide (there are coffeeshops/souvenir stands along the way)

there are donkeys/camels there who will give you a ride back up (I dont know how much they charge...felt a bit sorry for the donkeys?) its a long dusty uphill walk after the tour

buffet lunch in an hotel is provided with tea/coffee/bottled water

and there are rest breaks on the coach journey, you may need some small change for tips in the rest rooms (any small change... US$ £ EU Dinar)

hope this helps
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old February 12th, 2013, 04:58 AM
CRUISIN LINDA's Avatar
CRUISIN LINDA CRUISIN LINDA is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: OXFORD
Posts: 5,064
Default

Just to warn you alcoholic drinks are very expensive at the hotel. DH ordered a beer - 33cl was about £4 (£12 a pint! and that was 5 years ago) so best to stick to tea and coffee
__________________
Linda
Previous cruises
Thomson Celebration x2, Thomson Dream x3, Thomson Majesty x2, Thomson Spirit x2, Fred.Olsen Braemar x3, Celebrity Eclipse, Jewel of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Crown Princess x2, Sea Princess, Ocean Village.

Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old February 12th, 2013, 05:02 AM
Brewscruise Brewscruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 26
Default Petra Shore Excursion

Many thanks everyone for your very prompt replies!
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old February 12th, 2013, 05:57 AM
blossom52's Avatar
blossom52 blossom52 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hants
Posts: 311
Default

I second the hotel drink prices, we sat in the lounge bit and looked at the bar prices and they were outrageous. You do get water and coffee with your meal though.
We bought a book and postcards about £10 I think, from the guy inside Petra.
There are loads of kiddies trying to sell them all the way in for one pound/one euro/one dollar...........
__________________

Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old February 12th, 2013, 06:07 AM
geomagot's Avatar
geomagot geomagot is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,417
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blossom52 View Post
There are loads of kiddies trying to sell them all the way in for one pound/one euro/one dollar...........
....a packet of sweets....carton of juice...a cigarette!?
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old February 12th, 2013, 09:45 AM
blossom52's Avatar
blossom52 blossom52 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hants
Posts: 311
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by geomagot View Post
....a packet of sweets....carton of juice...a cigarette!?
Yes quite possibly!!
__________________

Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.