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Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:04 PM
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Default Free things on board that most don't know about

I see some people asking what IS NOT included with the cruise fare, but it makes me wonder about the things that are free that I may not know about. I've only been on one cruise so far, and my next is coming up in April.

So far, I've discovered you can get FREE

Lanyard at the casino
champagne at the art auction
cappucino in the dining room (at breakfast too or just dinner?)

What else is free that isn't commonly known?

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Medication for seasickness at the pursers desk and/or infirmary.
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free liquor tasting usually the first night, on the paradise the free shots were flowing quickly, but on the triumph, it was so slow, and you had to stand in line and i didnt have the patience for that.

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 02:09 PM
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I see some people asking what IS NOT included with the cruise fare, but it makes me wonder about the things that are free that I may not know about. I've only been on one cruise so far, and my next is coming up in April.

So far, I've discovered you can get FREE

Lanyard at the casino
champagne at the art auction
cappucino in the dining room (at breakfast too or just dinner?)

What else is free that isn't commonly known?

Thanks!
Purser's Desk is a great place for free, useful stuff:

Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Neosporin
Bandaids
Pepto-Bismol
Seasickness pills
Etc, etc, etc.

Pretty much anything you'd want is available there. They also will give you a free Carnival deck of cards there, if you get bored.

Oh, and I got a free drink the last time I was on the Victory, because I was asking the bartender (the bar was empty) to make an 'unknown" drink, ie, I listed ingredients/amounts and he fixed me one. One of my local bar's recipes. Man, those things are so good. I think he wanted to make sure it was "right", and let me have it for free.

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If you to the pursers desk and ask for a deck of playing cards they give 2 decks.

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Free souvenirs such as books, magazines, sunglasses, towels, fruit, etc., off of lounge chairs that have been unoccupied for more than 30 minutes.
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Check the Capers for afternoon tea time and location on a sea day. I didn't know about it on Valor, found out about it here on CC and went on Glory. There was an assortment of teas, smoked salmon, strawberries and cream, cakes, etc. plus a nice trio playing. Just an opportunity for relaxing (and eating more)
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lol ..... This one is my favorite source of free stuff. I think I will bring along a timer with a bell from my DW kitchen next week to help me know when the time has expired.
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Free souvenirs such as books, magazines, sunglasses, towels, fruit, etc., off of lounge chairs that have been unoccupied for more than 30 minutes.


Yeah, I was joking around with my DH the other night about getting a handful of timers at the dollar store for our upcoming cruise and to sit them on chairs and then clearing everything off after 30 minutes. Wouldn't that be funny to take down to the front desk and say would you please add these items to your lost and found box? And then walk away... oh the possibilities!!!!
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If you to the pursers desk and ask for a deck of playing cards they give 2 decks.

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Not on every ship The Paradise pursers do not have decks of cards, they can be bought at the casino for $1.
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There is free soft serve ice cream 24 hr a day, but on sea days (usually for a couple of hours in the afternoon) they also have free hard ice cream and all the fixings for making sundaes!
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Most everything is included in the price of your cruise, however they do offer a few things you need to pay extra for if you choose to do so....
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If you go to the talks that are given (regarding the ports that you will be stopping at) they usually have give aways - sit close to the front as they usually throw items off from the stage.
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Free dranks at the captains and PG parties.
Crappy poster at the art auction.
Coupons in the shopping guides for crappy stuff you can get free in port.
The cruise book in the cabin can sometimes be had for free if you ask the steward nicely.
Room service, of course.
Travelers checks can be cashed free of charge. (There is a fee for personal checks)
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Instead of turning off the timer after 30 minutes, leave them on the chairs until the owner shows up. Whoever has the highest time of the day gets a "I'm a chair hog" t-shirt or tattoo. Highest accumulated time for the cruise gets a crown made from baby back rib bones.
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Mixed feelings about the chairs...if you don't save one you can't get one (in the sun).

Sure if everyone followed the rules it wouldn't be a problem, but that isn't going to happen....see posts on smoking on-board, smuggling alcohol, dining room dress code, etc.

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There were always plenty of chairs in the sun on the sun deck during our cruise. The only time it was crowded was when we were leaving port. Granted there is no pool, food or drinks there.

I don't have a problem with someone who after being in the sun for 30 minutes or longer leaves their stuff on the chair for 30-40 minutes while they go eat and or get something from their room.

My problem is with the people that stake out a chair at 8:00 am, go to breakfast, head ashore and go to the beach, come back onboard to eat, go take a nap in their cabin, shower, change, go back ashore to shop for alcohol to be smuggled back on the ship, come back onboard, change and go to "their" chair for 15 minutes of sun between 3:45 and 4:00 then go back to their cabin.

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Yeah, I was joking around with my DH the other night about getting a handful of timers at the dollar store for our upcoming cruise and to sit them on chairs and then clearing everything off after 30 minutes. Wouldn't that be funny to take down to the front desk and say would you please add these items to your lost and found box? And then walk away... oh the possibilities!!!!
TOO funny!
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