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Old August 31st, 2002, 10:23 AM
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Default Hidden Costs on Explorer & Vog.

Are there alot of hidden cost on EOS & VOS. ex. Rock wall, golfing, private rest. and Johnny Rockets.
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Old August 31st, 2002, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Hidden Costs on Explorer & Vog.

Almost no.......Johnny Rockets does not charge for food but they do charge for the malts, sundaes etc. Was no big deal in the scheme of things and was a nice diversion.
They do offer the "alternative dining" but that is strictly up to you and many people think it is worth the extra $$ but I enjoy the dining room experience that I paid for. Rock climbing, ice rink etc all included. Enjoy!
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 09:25 AM
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Does Johnny Rockets charge for sodas? I know they charge for shakes/malts, but what about carbonated soft drinks?
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Hidden Costs on Explorer & Vog.

There is not a charge for soda's if you have the soda sticker on your card (which costs about $33/week). Other wise there is a charge for soda, as there is anywhere on the ship including the dining room.
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Hidden Costs on Explorer & Vog.

Yup...they are really pushing this soda card but since it is fountain soda, we haven't used it. They do still have iced tea and lemonade available but people are quick to ask for soda, sometimes not knowing there will be a charge for it.
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Old September 12th, 2002, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Hidden Costs on Explorer & Vog.

Just got off of Explorer. No charge for miniature golf, in-line skating, ice skating, rockwall, etc. You do have to pay for alcohol, bottled water, and soda, the "special" restaurant was $20/person, there were some "special" exercise classes that had a fee attached to them but they were clearly marked in the cruise compass, bingo, horseracing bets, casino, and pictures. There may have been some other activities like "wine tasting" that did have a cost attached but again they were all clearly marked in the compass. You really can keep yourself very busy all week and not spend any money other then your tips. I hope this helps - feel free to email me if you have any other questions. Happy planning - we had a wonderful time on our cruise!!
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Old September 17th, 2002, 08:29 AM
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We were on the Explorer last Jan.(E. Carib.) and are in the process of booking another Explorer cruise for next Jan. (W. Carib) In the dining room as part of your meal there was no charge for soft drinks. I hope that hasn't changed. There was a small charge everywhere else. The activities were no extra charge. There were free ice cream machines everywhere. The food, service--everything was wonderful. As first-time cruisers, we had no idea what to expect and let our TA (relative) choose the ship. We were thrilled with our experience and will make cruising an annual event. (Or possibly more often when my hubby re-retires) I'm working on him for an Alaskan cruise next summer. He was impressed by our son-in-law's parent's pics from this summer. Neophytes that we were, we were astounded by the number of people that cruise several times a year, the enormous number of families (taking babes in arms, toddlers, kids out of school) and the family patriarchs footing the bill for everyone. We've definitely led sheltered lives. lol
Anybody planning to cruise to the W. Carib.on the Explorer Jan. 18-25?
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