For those of you who have never cruised, All food & entertainment and your cabin is included in your payment. You will pay extra for booze, tips, and speciality restaurant have nominal cover charge but service there is usually outstanding. The main dining restaurant (usually seats 300-400) and many misc cafe's are included free. The cruise lines make money on booze and sight seeing trips in ports which can get pricey. You are not required to purchase any of those. All large ships (80,000+ tons) have a very large casino which operates whenever ship is not in a port. These ships will also have a dozen or more shops where you can buy all kinds of stuff, including booze & tobacco products, clothes, perfumes, jewelry, otc meds, souvenirs, etc all tax free. And large ships has a dozen or more bars tucked away in various parts of the ship. If the ship is 100,000+ tons, you will not feel much motion. No need to worry about motion sickness.
Edited by pdx5, 09 November 2011 - 04:49 PM.
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