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Old 07-10-2007, 09:07 AM
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I am so excited about my first cruise. It will be a 13 night cruise to Italy. Anyone who has taken this cruise and can offer any suggestions on what would be good to do in the ports - Rome, Sicily, Venice, Croatia- to name just a few. Also I need to know if there is a place to plug in a small fan in the cabin. I will be staying in a regular inside cabin and I can not sleep well without a fan, so I have a small 10-12 inch fan that I usually take on trips. Thank you very much for your help. Marilyn
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Marilynnkirn, welcome to Cruise-Chat. I have not been on a cruise to Italy but it sounds wonderful and especially being your first cruise. I'm sure you will love it and your cruise destination. There will be plenty of experienced cruisers that will give you many great assists with planning your excursions. Enjoy!!

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Old 07-10-2007, 09:27 AM
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Welcome to Cruise-chat marilynkirn and congratulations on your first cruise. If you have a balcony cabin, no need for a fan, just open the door, great breeze and fresh air. You are in for a wonderful experience. We haven't been fortunate enough to do your cruise, only the Caribbean, but like peter1 said, there are plenty of experienced cruisers to help. Best wishes and have a wonderful time!
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Thank you for the replies. Another coworker and myself will be the ones going, and it is her first cruise also. (she's leaving her husband at home, haha). Anyway we are going in late October and are trying to figure things out, so we really appreciate any advice. The picture that I have seen of the ship look beautiful. Do you have to pay for any of the food, like the finer dining? Also, do you give tips to everyone? Is there some kind of book that tells you about what to expect? Maybe the ship sends it to you and we haven't received it yet. Thanks!!!!
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I am also doing my first Med cruise this year, going to some of the ports you are.
Perhaps you could pack an extension socket and adapter. I'm sure there will be plenty of sockets to choose from.
There is a guide on this site about the ports it is very good.
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this is my first cruse ever. and i hear people talking about what to do at cococay and nassau. but never about what there is to do on the ship or other good food place to eat at besides the windjammers and dinning room and no one telling us how much things cost or the shopping on the ship or how much the pics they take are. or how much to bring. i'm going on sovereign of the sea. if anyone who been knows about this email me please. i'm leaving aug. 6 to aug. 10, 2007.
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Wow, it's difficult to know where to begin. I have been to Italy and Croatia many times so I would be happy to answer any specific questions regarding your ports. There are many threads in the European port chat column that would be helpful to you. Get ready for an amazing journey that will leave you hungry for more adventures.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:46 AM
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this is my first cruse ever. and i hear people talking about what to do at cococay and nassau. but never about what there is to do on the ship or other good food place to eat at besides the windjammers and dinning room and no one telling us how much things cost or the shopping on the ship or how much the pics they take are. or how much to bring. i'm going on sovereign of the sea. if anyone who been knows about this email me please. i'm leaving aug. 6 to aug. 10, 2007.
I've never eaten in Chops Grille or Johnny Rocket's, but from what I've hear Chops Grille is really nice. My favorite is the pizza and burger place on the Enchantment. There are too many things to do to name. The prices of photos range from $9.95 to $19.95.
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:20 AM
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There is an extra charge for the finer restaurants, but I'll bet once you've tried the dining room, you'll probably be very happy. They will place $10/pp per day on your sail and sign card (shipboard account) for tips to cover all but the maitre d'. The bar will automatically place a 15% gratuity fee on your drinks, even the non-alcoholic beverages. Coffee, tea, water and some type of punch will be available all day for free. All of your meals are included except for Johnny Rockets, Chops, etc. You can also have room service, we always tip extra for this. We also tip extra for anyone who gives us great service, the people that serve us drinks, and always extra for the cabin steward-we've never had a bad one. I tip the casino host, slot attendant, and casino cashiers as well. They will be sending you information, but there is a wealth of good information on this board. SonnyV is the absolute Royal Caribben guru, he has over 30 cruises on them. Best wishes!
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Thank you very much for the information. I can't wait to be an experienced cruiser like all of you. Now I wish October would hurry up and get here!!!
 
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