what's NOT free on the Golden Princess

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taking a big group on the Golden Princess to Alaska in June. got a lot of newbies. want to give them a heads up on stuff that Princess will make an extra charge for, like the specialty restaurants (are there 3?) and other items. what can you think of I should put on the list?
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Originally posted by BuckeyeMark
taking a big group on the Golden Princess to Alaska in June. got a lot of newbies. want to give them a heads up on stuff that Princess will make an extra charge for, like the specialty restaurants (are there 3?) and other items. what can you think of I should put on the list?
Gratuities
Excursions
Alcoholic beverages
Photos

And, I believe there's an extra charge for steaks (some steaks) in the MDR.
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Non alcoholic beverages
Jewelry
T-shirts
Decent coffee
Spa
Sanctuary
Some room service
Gambling - sprinkles are for winners
Most medical visits

I charge a $1 for others to ride the elevator- great way to pay for cruises.
(I pay 10 percent to the Captain)



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Inland Empire, CA
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Originally posted by Lucky TGO
Gelato, Specialty coffees, Bottle water, Soda,

Tony
No gelato on the Golden


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Originally posted by BuckeyeMark
taking a big group on the Golden Princess to Alaska in June. got a lot of newbies. want to give them a heads up on stuff that Princess will make an extra charge for, like the specialty restaurants (are there 3?) and other items. what can you think of I should put on the list?
Free and included in the fare:
Food at no extra charge in the DR, International Cafe, Horizon Ct. buffet, Trident Grill, Prego Pizza, room service (however a tip is normally provided).
Drinks at no extra charge: tap water, ice tea, hot tea, & coffee in the buffet and DR, lemonade during the daytime, juices for breakfast.
Soft ice cream at Sundaes.
All shows, entertainment, and cruise director activities.
Fitness Center

Items that cost:
Ship's tours
The Sanctuary (probably not required in Alaska)
Spa services
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including espresso drinks, except the ones mentioned above
Photos if purchased. No charge to have your picture taken, except if you book a Platinum Studio sitting.
Hotel Charge (the auto-tip), automatically charged each day, $13.50/pp/day for most cabins, mini suites and full suites are higher.
Bingo and other casino games
Art Auctions, no charge to look, but prices of art are high.
Specialty Dining, including Sabatini's Crown Grill, Crab Shack plus other dining experiences like the Chef's Table and balcony dining.
Anything for sale in the ship's shops.
Ultimate Ship's Tour, limited spots available.
#8
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Originally posted by Shmoo here
Gratuities
Excursions
Alcoholic beverages
Photos

And, I believe there's an extra charge for steaks (some steaks) in the MDR.
I have not seen this on any of our cruises. Is this being offered on the Golden?
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Originally posted by sknight
Free and included in the fare:

Drinks at no extra charge: tap water, ice tea, hot tea, & coffee in the buffet and DR, lemonade during the daytime, juices for breakfast.

Items that cost:

Photos if purchased. No charge to have your picture taken, except if you book a Platinum Studio sitting.
a) White milk is also at no extra charge. However chocolate milk has a charge for adults, but not for children.

b) There was no sitting charge when we did the Platinim Studio several years ago.