QE2 - What's not included, costs, QE2 finances onboard
Leaving NY Oct 7th for Southampton on the QE2 - 1st timers, 2 couples.
The other couple, w/o Internet access, is curious about what things one
has to pay for, specifically:
Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee.
Also, how much are they if not included, and
what do drinks cost ? We know they are extra.
I'm curious if we can pay for extras with US$. I was just
unpleasantly surprised when I saw the converted cost on my credit card
for a flat we're renting in London. Master Card used a good exchange
rate [the original charge was in GBP] and added 1% fee. That's OK,
but then, JPMorgan-Chase, the issuing bank, added 2% more - I
looked and that is what the card agreement says. Anyway we don't
have any non-Chase cards so paying for any extras on the QE2
with cash would be cool.
Are the extras on the QE2 priced in Pounds or Dollars.
Re: QE2 - What's not included, costs, QE2 finances onboard
The QE2 operates with US dollars so there are no conversion charges.
Coffee and tea available in lido restaurant aft, plus some great cookies - no charge
Drink charges are normal for ships today. Tip added, so ignore the extra tip line, unless you want to reward extra good service.
Internet system allows one to write e-mail off-line then send for a one-minute charge, but read the instructions carefully, then practice to accomplish within the minute. It takes me about 45-50 seconds!
For those who enjoy a traditional sea voyage - dressy and no ports - there is no other.