Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by bigtruck1: Drinks package or a right royal rip off
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Drinks package or a right royal rip off
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
We have just returned for a 7 night cruise on the med sept 25/11
First the GOOD very friendly staff, ship is clean even though she is old it is not showing too much,
the food in the wind jammer was varied and a pretty good choice
the ports of call are good
second the BAD the great gatsby menu is bland ie 3 soups on one night as starters, long waits between coarses,cold food, expensive wine list.
and finally the UGLY how RCI advertise a beer package without also telling us that both passengers in the cabin must purchase the same package
my wife does not drink but i would have to buy her a package so that i can buy one,
also you have to photocopy your passport and show the copy when you visit the bar,. cost of the 2 packages would have been $566 and at approx $6.40 per beer well you do the maths we went with another couple and his wife likes a beer but only one so we asked could we have 1 beer and 1 soda package per room More NO CHANCE
it beats me that RCI come a cross as the world of why not,!!! well why not alter this stubborn attitude that everyone is trying to pull a fast one and come up with a system that allows the sea pass card to be swiped through the till so that it registers your photo, and i agree that you can only buy 1 beer at a time, but anything is better than this present system
and while i am on about it the gratuity thing is driven down your throats its on tv its on every news letter,is the 15% increase not enough?? its about time they cut us some slack and maybe more people will try the world of why not Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
train is very expensive to Pisa and the ticket machines are a nightmare so we gave it a miss when it was 22 euros per person return to see a tower that should have fallen down by now
this was the only port where we got hassled by hawkers but it wasn't too bad
a lady on the ship was nearly robbed of her necklace by a guy on a scooter but he didn't reckon for her husband he was an ex boxer, one for the good guys it was a nice stroll but nothing to write home about
get of in Termini and you will be confronted with guys trying to sell you hop on hop off bus rides these are 20 euros and are well worth it if you want to see all the sights in the small amount of time you have in the city
make sure you get the guy selling you the bus tickets to writs down the train times for the return journey along with the platform nos there are 29 of them and please check the platforms regularly they change them with very little notice
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