Thanks to all. Jim-you are the man. It's not about saving the money although it does come in handy in the casinos! I like the convenience of having drinks in the room and we do buy the fountain cards but a small glass won't do for an avid diet coke drinker. I really appreciate your response on the ship, we have been pleased with carnival in the past because of the kids and the catering to families with simple tastes. Cruising for us is a great get away where we meet great people.
Originally posted by Bem1962:
My thought is unless you are driving to the port, it's not worth the hassle to bring soda with you, On a 7 day cruise you can buy a soda card for @ $ 30, 00; we bought the card and would recommend
A 7 day cruise will cost you $44.28pp. That is $5.50 per day plus 15% tip. We just paid $101.20 for two people for an 8 day cruise. As Jim and others say it adds up fast.
Let me throw my 2 cents in here-We are not alcohol drinkers, so whats left for us is soda, water and whatever the free stuff is(juice,tea lemonade,etc). I've kinda become fond of water and when we cruise, I always bring a case along for me and the wife. What we do is put the case of water in a duffle type carry on bag-drink the water while onboard and fill the duffle bag with either dirty clothes or use it for suvonirs-(did I spell that right)cause you ALWAYS leave with more than you came with-I don't know how that happens, but it does. For us the soda cards are just a waste-we never drink that much soda to make the card practicle. When the kids come,thats another story.
When my husband and I have traveled to the port by car we always brings Pepsi products with us to drink in our rooms. Any ideas what to do when flying to the port? Can't take any drinks on board the plane.
Well it depends on how you plan on getting to the port from the airport. If you are renting a car, its a simple matter of hitting a convience store before you return the car. Taxi, you could probably ask the driver to stop on the way. Taking the cruise transport? Sorry, you are out of luck there.
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Just thought it was odd. It was only 53 cents and I figured and hope it went to the cabin steward. He did a good job keeping the cabin clean and well iced. Was the first time I ever consumed any of the in cabin product. It is true they would have taken it off, just didn't have the heart to do it. I understand the price being $3.50 for the convenience, but the additional 15% was pushing it for Crystal Geyser.