Does anyone know of a site, post, etc. or have the ability to post a range of costs for onboard items and services for Princess Cruise Line? This includes any items that involve paying above the base cruise rate (i.e. ice cream, coffees, spa services, etc.)
If anyone should have any information or cost schedule, it would be great!
Nothing costs anything on any Princess ship until the day you leave.
Seriously, prices aboard Princess ships are pretty competitive with comparable products ashore. An hour's spa treatment, for example, typically will run between $100 and $120. Sodas are $1.50 (plus tip) unless you buy the soda sticker, which gives you all the fountain soda that you can drink during the entire cruise. Most mixed drinks are in the $4 to $5 range unless you order them with "premium" (brand name) liquor, and bottles of standard wines start in the $15 to $20 range in the dining rooms. Items in the ship's shops are pretty competitive with comparable items ashore, if you bear in mnd that the shops are not exactly your local "bargain basement." The shops generally carry merchandise of high quality at fair prices for the quality of the product.
You will find that you can live very comfortably on a Princess ship at very little additional cost. Just go for the alternatives that are included rather than those that carry surcharges.
I kept several of my receipts from my Grand cruise last January and can give you a few prices.
1 house liquor 3.95 w/ gratuity 4.54
1 Bud Lite 2.92 w/ grat 3.39
Lime and Ginger Body Treat ment in Spa 120.00
1 Heineken beer 3.50
Ice Cream single scoop 1.90
1 Drink of the Day (not sure size maybe Med) 5.75
1 bottle (liter?) Kahlua 9.95
Grand Cayman Wetland Kayak Safari 59.00 per person
Cozumel Sail and Snorkel 48.00 per person
Hope this was helpful
Hot chocolate is around 2.00 but they can add a shot of liquor for around 2.00 more
if you wish.
Pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers are not free. I did not buy any but I don't think they
were expensive. If you want a cheeseburger just call room service as room service
is free. As someone earlier said ice cream is not free at Scoops. Horizon Court
food was very good and changed from day to day. On my cruise in early September
Lobster Day was Thursday. If you ask one of the bartenders they should know in
advance which day it is. One day at Horizon Court they had ice cream, but only
one day. Coors was 2.95 with 15% gratuity, Grolsch 4.95 plus 15% gratuity in the 16 oz. swing top bottle. The hot chocolate cart being pushed around @ Horizon Court to
me was sort of low class. I got beer offshore and brought some Henry Weinhard
and Coors back. I hadn't had Henry Weinhard in about 25 years, it was super.
Hope This Helps,
On our cruise to Mexico last November on the Sea Princess, pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs were free. We had these items a number of times at no charge. Based on what I have read on various boards, I have no reason to believe that they now charge for these items. We will be returning to Mexico in two weeks on the Star Princess, so I'll know for sure.
The food items at the Grill and Pizzeria on our cruise (Grand January 2002) were all free, and very good we especially enjoyed the bratwursrts and grilled chicken sandwiches. Sure hope they haven't started charging for these items as well.
I also have the spa "menu" from our cruise if any one is interested in specific treatments and/or prices.