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Old 10-21-2008, 11:02 AM
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well, feeling old and stressed, so i been saving my paypal money i was saving for a plasma tv, guess im growing up.. but wanna take wife to travel more. we didnt have a good time in hawaii i dont think so. we over done ourselfs. poorly planned. but i was wondering what baja cruise ship is clean and fun. and has the best shows, i dont like themey type shows. clean bathrooms>? and is the food free?? looking forward to it.just being on a big ship wowwie!!!oh does it matter to get a balcony room, not sure if i can afford that.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:18 PM
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hi jessediana, welcome to Cruise-Chat. Congratulations on selecting a cruise for your vacation. I must warn you, cruising is addictive. You will find most major cruise line ships, clean, great food (free except for the specialty restaurants), with plenty of on board activities. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, Celebrity, just to name a few are excellent choices. My best advice is to find a good travel agent, that is a cruise specialist and tell them what you require. They will be able to match up the best ship for your requirements. With what you told us, the lines I mentioned are all great choices. You do not have to get a balcony room, unless you can afford it. Balconies are fantastic for being able to sit out on and watch the sunrise/sunset, enjoy a cup of coffee or your drink of choice, smell the ocean air, watch the beautiful ocean, but it is not a requirement. We try to get a balcony for all of our cruises, but if it means I cannot afford to go on a cruise, I'll take a cabin I can afford. Best wishes in your search, and once again, welcome aboard!
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hi jessediana, welcome to Cruise-Chat. Congratulations on selecting a cruise for your vacation. I must warn you, cruising is addictive. You will find most major cruise line ships, clean, great food (free except for the specialty restaurants), with plenty of on board activities. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, Celebrity, just to name a few are excellent choices. My best advice is to find a good travel agent, that is a cruise specialist and tell them what you require. They will be able to match up the best ship for your requirements. With what you told us, the lines I mentioned are all great choices. You do not have to get a balcony room, unless you can afford it. Balconies are fantastic for being able to sit out on and watch the sunrise/sunset, enjoy a cup of coffee or your drink of choice, smell the ocean air, watch the beautiful ocean, but it is not a requirement. We try to get a balcony for all of our cruises, but if it means I cannot afford to go on a cruise, I'll take a cabin I can afford. Best wishes in your search, and once again, welcome aboard!

thanks is the food free, drinks? thanks,
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:39 PM
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oh and hi, im jesse nice to meet everyone!!!
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:07 AM
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On Carnival, food is included in your cruise package.

They have breakfast, lunch and dinner on Lido, if you want a buffet. They change the lunch and dinner menus daily.

They have the formal dining room where breakfast and dinner are also served every day...and sometimes lunch.

They also have hamburgers and hotdogs out by the pool during the day.

Sushi in the evening. Sushi is free, saki costs extra IF you want it.

They also have 22 hour pizza (4am- 6am closed on some ships) and 24 hour room service ( a dollar tip is customary).

All of this is free.

As for as drinks, coffee, tea, lemonade and some juices are included. You will pay for bottled water and soda, but you are allowed to bring those on with you if you wish. You can not bring a cooler larger than 12x12x12, though.

And of course, any kind of alcohol is extra.

They have a couple of places like a coffee shop on the Promenade (like a Starbucks) that is extra.

If you are sailing on a ship that has a Supper Club...that is completely optional and would run you $30 a person IF you decided you wanted to try it. Again you don't have to.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:24 AM
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i hope no one tips a dollar for bringing food, that is so mr roper..haha plus im sure you will get a hidden surprise if the same worker brings food to you room next time. oh man sounds cool. thats cheap, thank god were in a recession. cause im sure thats why the cruises are so cheap. otherwise i wouldnt be able to afford it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:42 PM
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We usually tip a few dollars for room service, depending on what we order, sometimes a little more. Almost all cruise lines will add tips to your on board account. Most lines are $10/pp a day, some have increased it to $10.50, but it is worth much more. You can opt to adjust the tips or remove them totally. We normally leave the auto-tips on and tip extra to those that go out of their way, which is usually quite a few. It is the best value vacation you can take!
 
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