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Old August 17th, 2004, 03:48 PM
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or does RCI provide them for you? Trying to save precious suitcase space.

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They do provide them, but if you lose them they charge a fee of about $25 per towel. I brought my own. I laid it flat in the bottom of the suitcase, packed the clothes in and folded the ends over the top. It really didn't take up that much room.

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The towels are quite small, too. Keep that in mind. We bought some in San Juan to use on our Navigator cruise.

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They do provide them and yes there is a charge if you lose them but I weigh the chance of losing them against the space they take up. I go with using their towels.

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I too don't pack beach towels, theirs work out just fine, just don't loose them. As long as you return the used towels to your cabin each day, your cabin attendant will leave clean ones for the next day.

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They had to start charging for towels to minimize them from blowing overboard. People would leave them all over the deck. Never had a problem. Save the suitcase space for some cheesy tee-shirts to bring home.

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Old August 18th, 2004, 07:51 AM
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They do provide towls but whats the point there only cheap just go and buy one it will save all the fuss
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We brought our own and they stayed in the suit case. While the ones they provide aren't as nice or as big they did what they're supposed to, dry you off. And being that they are smaller, it takes less space when you take them ashore.

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I have taken towels a couple of times, thinking that because mine were larger they'd be better, but the towels are plentiful and easily retrieved on the ship and I always end up using theirs. I've been on 7 cruises (on this line and 3 others) with kids too, and we never lost a towel! I agree with most others posting, save the suitcase room and enjoy the towels you paid to use in your cruise price AND let someone else wash them after you finish with them!
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Old August 21st, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Aftre 7 to 10 days the towels you brought with you may be a bit ripe!
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I went on a 7 day on VOS with my 11y.o. and we got towels from the pool deck and just through them back in the dirty towel bin by the pool when we were finished with them. No one counted how many we took or returned and we were not charged anything. For one excursion our room stewart brought us two "pool" towels and told us to return them to the dirty towel bin by the pool when we were finished with them. I am planning another cruise in March and will save the suitcase space and use the towels RC provides.
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