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Old 05-05-2013, 12:54 PM
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Smile Mediterranean cruise: Liberty / Seas : any advice?
In July, my family and I will embark on a 7-day Western Mediterranean cruise onboard Royal Caribbean's: Liberty of the Seas.

This will be my first Mediterranean cruise. I am preparing myself for the cruise, so I will need some advice:

On past cruises (in the Caribbean), I always brought some petty cash for gratuities to the crew members. Also, I may have used some in the casino. I always brought US Dollars. However, since this is a Mediterranean cruise, should I bring Euros instead? Should I tip the crewmembers with Euros instead? Will the casino accept Euros or US Dollars?

Does this ship (Liberty of the Seas) provide a self-service laundry room, like the Carnival ships I cruised on in the past? If so, should I bring my own detergent? Should I bring lots of US Quarters to use in the laundry machines? Or, will the laundry machines only accept Euros? If so, does this laundry room also have a iron for ironing your clothes (like the laundry rooms on Carnival ships)?

Has anyone here, ever cruised on the Liberty of the Seas? If so, I would appreciate any advice you could give on what to do while onboard the ship.

Has anyone here, ever been to the four ports of call this ship will visit on this cruise in July? The ship's home port is Barcelona, Spain and the cruise is a 7-day round trip out of, and returning to Barcelona.The four port of call are:
- Toulon, France
- Villefranche Sur Mer, France
- Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- Naples, Italy

While on this cruise, while ashore, do you think my family and I will have trouble with the language barrier? My mother is a native speaker of Spanish. I am able to speak some Spanish on a limited level. So, I think we should have no trouble in Barcelona. My brother-in-law claims to know French; we will have to see. Right now, I am trying to learn a few basic words and sentences in French and Italian; as well as expanding my knowledge of Spanish. Do you think learning those languages would be helpful?

So those are the questions I can think of so far. I am sure I might have more. Any help and answers would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks in advance

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