|Leaving Miami as the sun goes down|
C)Also your allowed to bring a case of water or soda aboard for your personal use which comes in handy when you visit your ports of call. D) Speaking of (again comfort level) i usually wait to i get on shore to book any adventures as you pay more on the ship for the convenience of having all arranged for you. E) Also make sure you eat before you leave for the day, as its what you paid for on the ship and not on your land excursions. F) Plus remember everything is charged to your room, so i usually put so much cash down on account to avoid any surprises by using a credit card and as we know how that can add up quickly if not managed. For your convenience there are kiosks around the ship to check your balance and status which isn't a bad idea to do every few days. Finally a note, a 15% gratuity is added to your bar tab and for your Cabin Stewart, Dinner Waiters etc $80.00 is charged to your room account per guest on the third day of your trip for their weekly tip (but personally i give them more as these folks are the real stars of the ship)....so a heads up on that. G) Be careful of internet plans on the ship, why not wait to get to shore and go to a cafe, buy a coffee and then use the free WiFi. H) Speciality Restaurants onboard can cost big dollars so be aware. I) Exercise Facilities are free but perhaps Spin Class or Yoga is not.....ask! Now some personal observations about cruising, a lot of the glamor is gone in my humble opinion because of the buffets with its no dress code, how the industry pushes the sale of alcohol drinks, photos, their duty free stores, casino/bingo's etc. But i look beyond that and take advantage of the free nightly formal dinners, Vegas type entertainment, the exciting ports of call and of course the fantastic view from your ship as you cruise the waters of our amazing planet.
|Leaving port as another day is gone|