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Old July 28th, 2002, 11:47 AM
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Hi Everyone:

I'll be leaving for the Bahamas on Imperial Majesty in a few days. This is my first cruise and I have a few questions. Please don't think that I'm stupid but I just don't like to leave anything to chance!

Is there an iron on board or should we take our own traveling iron?

Are the electrical outlets in the cabins the same as in the U.S.?

Everyone in my traveling group are U.S. Citizens. Will we have to learn our passports on board when we tour the Bahamas?

Is coffee, tea, and punch available for free at all times or just during the meals?

Do we have to place a cash deposit on our "Ship Credit Card" or do we pay our bill at the end of the cruise?

When is the Captain's Dinner? Is it the first or the second night. This cruise will be 3days/2nights?

Thank you in advance. If I think of anything else, I'll be posting again.
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Old July 28th, 2002, 02:15 PM
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cahew67 wrote:

> Hi Everyone:
>
> I'll be leaving for the Bahamas on Imperial Majesty in a few
> days. This is my first cruise and I have a few questions.
> Please don't think that I'm stupid but I just don't like to
> leave anything to chance!

You should have a nice time on the Ocean Breeze. It is an older "classic"ship but the food is good, the cabins are comfortable and the staff is nice. For two nights, it does quite well.


> Is there an iron on board or should we take our own traveling
> iron?

There is no iron available and I'd be very carefull about an iron on board... it's just two days.

> Are the electrical outlets in the cabins the same as in the
> U.S.?

Yes... 115/120v 60 Cycle

> Everyone in my traveling group are U.S. Citizens. Will we
> have to learn our passports on board when we tour the Bahamas?

No

> Is coffee, tea, and punch available for free at all times or
> just during the meals?

Yes

> Do we have to place a cash deposit on our "Ship Credit Card"
> or do we pay our bill at the end of the cruise?

You need to leave a cash deposit only if you do not back up your on board charge with a credit card of your own... which is really the best way. Gratuities will be added to your bill, too. $19.50 per person, for the cruise.

> When is the Captain's Dinner? Is it the first or the second
> night. This cruise will be 3days/2nights?

Last I heard, the "gala" dinner is 2nd night... but I'm not sure on that. There is a 50/50 shot I'm wrong! ()

> Thank you in advance. If I think of anything else, I'll be
> posting again.

Have a good time and let us know how it went.
Ernie

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Old July 28th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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Hi Ernie:

I don't want to appear stupid but what does this statement mean: You need to leave a cash deposit only if you do not back up your on board charge with a credit card of your own...I didn't know that there was an "on board" charge. This is my first cruise. I've travelled extensively but only by air.

Is there a port charge or charge for getting on the cruise that is not included in the cruise price?

Also, will my 35mm film (used and un-used) be safe going thru the security scanners on board? Or can I just hand them to the screeners for inspection?

Cellphones & small hand held t.v.: Can this be in my luggage or should I hand them to the screeners? Will a hand held t.v. work on the ship?

Is there a charge for the fitness room? What equipment does it have?

Is there a big screen t.v. on board?

Have you travelled on the Imperial Majesty before? If so, when?

Thank you so much for your patience. I just want to make sure that I have all basis covered. If I like this cruise, next year we'll take a longer one.
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Old July 28th, 2002, 08:40 PM
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Well... I've traveled on Imperial Majesty several times... and have put dozens and dozens of clients on their ship, too. On board a cruise ship, you have a "cashless society"... no cash taken, except for the Casino. So... they issue you an on board charge card... you use this to purchase drinks... in the gift shop... to pay for shore excursions... or anything else you might want to buy on board. Also, the gratuities. When you first check in, they'd like to know how you are going to pay for your on board expenses, if any. Most people give them a credit card to cover whatever you charge on board. If you wish to settle your on board account by cash, they may want an upfront deposit.
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Old July 28th, 2002, 10:04 PM
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Ernie:

Can you please answer these questions for me:

Also, will my 35mm film (used and un-used) be safe going thru the security scanners on board? Or can I just hand them to the screeners for inspection?

Cellphones & small hand held t.v.: Can this be in my luggage or should I hand them to the screeners? Will a hand held t.v. work on the ship?

Is there a charge for the fitness room? What equipment does it have?

Is there a big screen t.v. on board?

Thanks...
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Old July 28th, 2002, 11:21 PM
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You're going on a two night cruise ... why would you want to bring a small hand held TV? I'm not familiar with this ship but all the ships I've been on (and that's a great many) have TVs in the cabin which get a limited number of stations. Generally, on ships there is not a charge for the fitness room and they are pretty well equipped ... nor is there a big screen TV unless they have a sports bar and there may be one there. I've never had a problem with my 35mm film being screened to board a ship. If you're concerned, you can pick up a lead bag at most camera stores.

There is so much to do on a ship ... and so little time for you. I'd even forget the cell phone unless you have an emergency situation at home, but once you're out to sea, you are pretty much out of range of any cell phone towers.

Why don't you just go and enjoy what the ship has to offer and forget about bringing all these things from home ... the trip is too short to be concerned about the items you've mentioned. You'll have so much to do you won't even miss any of these things.

Have a great trip.
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Old July 29th, 2002, 07:46 AM
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Cruznut... glad you asked that question... I was wondering too. This cruise sails at 5pm... arrives in Nassau the next morning. That evening it leaves Nassau and returns to Port Everglades the following morning. It sounds like this cruiser is going off on a 10 night rather than a 2 night.

Just tell the security people that you have a camera. They'll tell you whether or not to run it through. Must of them are safe for film, but I'd check at the security point if I were you.

Ernie
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Old July 29th, 2002, 05:08 PM
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Ernie & Cruznut:

I'm so sorry if you thought my questions were stupid. I thought this message board was a friendly place to get advise. This is my first cruise and I just wanted to know these things. Everyone is different! Things that you might think are important, may not be important to me. I'm sorry I posted any messages. I'll just call the Ship directly from now on!
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Old July 29th, 2002, 08:57 PM
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What are you talking about? I tried to answer your questions honestly and in detail. They are good and understandable questions. We were joking a bit about your taking all that stuff with you for a two night cruise... but don't be so sensitive. I still hope you have a good enjoyable cruise and that you'll let us know how it went.
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