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Old January 13th, 2011, 10:57 PM
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Default Additional Costs on Freedom, Allure & Oasis

We are sailing on the Freedom in December and plan on booking the Oasis or Allure while we are on board but I am wondering what things cost extra on these cruises? This is our first RCCL cruise and I am not familiar with them.

Also, do they have free drinks on board and if so, what are they?
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If you want soda, that along with alchol will cost you extra. You can drink coffee, tea, milk and juice in the buffet and dinning room at no cost. During the day there is always lemonaide and iced tea that is also free. They do offer a soda card if you drink enough of it to make it cost effective..

What other cruiselines have you been on?
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If you check oui this informative blog, written by Kuki, you will get a ship load of info to help you out....there is also a part two...

Cruisemates Blog Things That Add to the Cost of Your Cruise – Kuki

Important to know all the adds ons that you can do, that will add on to the price of your cruise
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Thanks Donna. We've been on the following cruises....

1999 Carnival Destiny
2001 Disney Magic
2003 Carnival Imagination
2004 Carnival Fantasy
2005 Grand Princess
2011 Carnival Valor (Feb. 20)
2011 Freedom of the Seas (Dec. 4)

We plan on going on the Disney Fantasy in April of 2012 but don't have the reservation firmed up yet.
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Okay, I read the article and I have some specific questions in regards to the Oasis and Allure.

I am pretty set on the additional costs for activities (rock climbing, zip line, etc) but I would like to know what food/drinks are extra.

Here's a list....

*Pizzaria
*Ice Cream (I see Ben & Jerry's but do they have other ice cream and is it free?)
*bakery (including cup cakes)
*Johnny Rockets
*Starbucks
*Hot dog stand
etc....

I assume that the regular coffee around the ship is free and then Starbucks is extra.

What are the free "food" places on the ships?
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Okay, I read the article and I have some specific questions in regards to the Oasis and Allure.

I am pretty set on the additional costs for activities (rock climbing, zip line, etc) but I would like to know what food/drinks are extra.

Here's a list....

*Pizzaria
*Ice Cream (I see Ben & Jerry's but do they have other ice cream and is it free?)
*bakery (including cup cakes)
*Johnny Rockets
*Starbucks
*Hot dog stand
etc....

I assume that the regular coffee around the ship is free and then Starbucks is extra.

What are the free "food" places on the ships?
We are booked for the Oasis in May. Do they charge for the zip line? There wasn't a charge for rock climbing, ice skating, flow rider, etc on the Independence or Freedom.

There WAS a $5 cover charge for Johnny Rockets but the Cafe Promenade and Pizzaria were all free. The specialty coffees, fraps and Ben & Jerry's were free but they had soft serve out by the pool area for free and also for dinner.

Thanks everyone for the info.
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Royal Caribbean does not charge for the ice skating, rock climbing, flow rider, mini golf, or zip line. Basically, none of the activities have a fee associated with them (except for use of the golf simulator - which is $20).

As for what dining has a fee, here's my understanding:

*Pizzaria - FREE
*Ice Cream (I see Ben & Jerry's but do they have other ice cream and is it free?) - SOFT SERVE IS FREE / BEN & JERRY'S IS PAY
*bakery (including cup cakes) - CUP CAKES YOU HAVE TO PAY
*Johnny Rockets - $4.95 PER VISIT CHARGE (COVER CHARGE)
*Starbucks - PAY - SIMILAR PRICING AS YOUR LOCAL STARBUCKS
*Hot dog stand - FREE

Please note that you can review all the specialty dining options on their website and even pre-reserve dining times. You'll have to "pre-pay" the cover charge to dine at the specialty places; however, you can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of your reservation and receive a complete refund. The only down side is they get your money up-front (like a shore excursion); but you can back-out later. If you do cancel, the funds are automatically returned to your credit card you orginally purchased the enhancement on. Generally the refund occurs at the conclusion of the sailing (they process a bulk of refunds on turn-around day after closing the voyage out of the computer).
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There is no charge for the zip line, flow rider or rock climbing wall..
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Although Johnny Rockets charges $4.95, I believe it is worth the price. You get unlimited food; burgers, dogs, fries, onion rings.
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I agree with AF1. I have been on several RCCL cruises and while I am not impressed with the main dining room food or even room service most of the time, I always find the food at Johnny Rocket's well worth the cost for me. I just plan on spending it, besides they always have my Barqs rootbeer there. Looks like my next cruise on the Allure will be costing me a pretty penny when it comes to food as I'll be going there and checking out some of their speciality restaurants as I hear the food is better.
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