Traveling with young kids (7,4) -- purchase drink card or not?
I am sailing on the Golden Princess in one week. I'm reading about the free iced tea and lemonade on the ship for adults, but I'm wondering what is free for the kids? Mine aren't soda drinkers, so I'm wondering if milk or juice is included or extra? Is it worth paying for the unlimited drink card for kids this small? They might like the opportunity to have virgin frou-frou drinks, but not sure it's worth the cost of the unlimited card.
Also, are non-alcohol beverages free in the dining rooms? And we're really just talking about time spent on other parts of the ship?
Do we need the beverage card if our kids are going to visit the kids' camp area?
I just did the 14 day Hawaii on the Golden that ended on April 11. I would say first check your coupon books in the cabin for 2 for 1 discounts on the Soda and Coffee Cards if you like latte's and fraps. Save a lot and if you don't use all the punches you can use it on your next cruise.
If your kids are soda drinkers and would have more than 2 per day I would say it is a good buy. And you do need it for soda in the dining room. The card doesn't cover bottled water either.
I am not a soda drinker. The lemon aide, juices and milk are free. I bring a insulated bottle and refill with ice tea or lemonaide.
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I agree, don't bother with a soda card. If you prefer, you can also take along your own bottled water and soda. I also like the idea of the refillable container.. We brought one along and mixed individual packs of Crystal Light with water from the dining room.
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