1.Would the tap water from my stateroom's washroom's sink be drinkable?
Have always drank water from the tap, some are fine, others not the greatest, but it is drinkable.
2. How much would the average person spend onboard the ship (gifts,tips,gambling etc.)
Everyone's spending habits vary, depending on how much you drink/gamble and what and how many shore excersions you do will detemine what kind of bill you get at the end of the cruise. Just keep track of your spending and you won't be in for a huge suprise. I would plan on spending around $100 per day, so far we've been way under that, but its a good start.
3. How long would it take to reach my stateroom?
If you cabin is located close to some of the areas you will be, then a short walk, but other times cabins are far from all the restaurants, pool, etc. Totally depends on where on the ship your cabin is located, something to consider when booking.
4.What if I want dinner at the 24-hour buffet instead of my assigned restaurant?
If you want to eat at the buffet, you can any time, not a problem.
5. In a ship's spa,do I have to buy treatments in a package?
NO, you don't have to buy a whole package.
6. What if I run out of a medication on the ship for some reason?
I would certainly bring enough medication to last the whole cruise, you sure can't count on the ship having the exact meds you are on.
Here is a link to some good information for a first time cruise, lots of good tips:
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