Cruise Search

mcguire - Answered a Question by bellis (08 Aug 08 09:20)

Hiya on island cruises some excursions you go on full days they supply light lunch either pasta or pizza as neil and ida say look more into it its like hotels if your allinclusive get your drinks you go on trip you dont get your drinks free with you .if your going on full days trips you proble will hope been helpfull enjoy your cruise.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by bellis (07 Aug 08 21:24)

Sort of like having your cake and eating it isn't it? Unless you go ashore on a ship's excursion and it lasts over a lunch or dinner period nothing is provided for you to eat or drink except some boat trips where it might be offered by the carriers. I know that having "paid for it " it is almost criminal that they don't provide it. It is not essential that you take Thomson tours but sometimes going on a ship's excursion is the only way to see certain sites but very often not and invariably the official tours are dearer than doing it yourself. If you delve deeper into this site you will find under "excursions" a host of information which will gladden your heart and make up for the lost meals......Neil.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Hogarth - Answered a Question by bellis (08 Aug 08 11:24)

We did half day in Morroco from the Spirit, no lunch included, but the full day in Rome trip a 3 course lunch was included. Lots of half day trips were on offer. The Maitre'd advised us on the morning of the Morroco trip not to eat anything onshore, for health reasons, and told us to take some buns and fruit with us from the breakfast buffet, which we did. The ship sells bottles of water to take with you for your trips, which were well priced at 00.60e. We had lunch when we returned about 2pm, so we didn't miss a meal. Do some research about your ports of call, you don't have to do the Thomson tours, and Thomson recognise this and provide port info and maps for you to do your own thing. Every port we stopped at had a shuttle service into the main area of the port. Bear in mind that full day tours one after the other can be exhausting, and it's nice to be able to get off the ship at your own pace and do your own thing for a couple of hours. We usually were off the ship after a leisurely breakfast, did a tour whilst it was still relatively cool, and back for lunch and a relaxing afternoon - you are on holiday after all !

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Brand New Maiden Voyage At Very Low Prices!

    Princess Cruises - Crown Princess - 4 Apr 2017 - 5nts

    Rome (Civitavecchia) : Kotor : Corfu : Rome (Civitavecchia)

    Now from £489pp

    • Balcony Cabins Only £699pp
    • Includes Return Flights & Transfers

    View No Fly Cruises from Southampton >>

  • Giant Pandas in Hong Kong with Jewels of the Emirates

    Princess - Pacific Princess - 26 February 2017 - 22nts

    UK : Hong Kong : Sanya : Singapore : Phuket : Cochin : Mumbai : Dubai : UK

    Now from £1699pp

    • 3 Nights 4* Hong Kong Island Stay
    • Overnight in Singapore & Dubai
    • FREE Ocean World Tour Inc Giant Pandas
    • Flights and Private Transfers Included

    Click to View Info Page>>

  • Sydney to Hong Kong with the Pacific Islands

    Princess - Pacific Princess - 07 February 2017 - 24nts

    UK : Sydney : Papua New Guinea : Yap : Koahsiung : Hong Kong : UK

    Now from £1999pp

    • 3 Nights Hotel Stay in Darling Harbour Sydney
    • Overnight Stay in Hong Kong

    Click Here To View More Princess Cruise Deals >>

Show More Deals

Newest Topics

Essex Girls....... your definition...

Neil Down, Southampton -

your favourite dish onboard

1fifthavenue, birmingham -

Christmas/New Year cruise on the...

Parsman, Ashford -

Heathrow Expansion - do you care?

annie, Glasgow -

We'll Be On Board!

Jasmine -


Hot Topics

The “Headless Chicken...

Neil Down, Southampton -

Best luxury cruise line

islandgirl, The Chilterns -

Heathrow Expansion - do you care?

annie, Glasgow -

We'll Be On Board!

Jasmine -

Black Watch Refurbishment

Malcolm, Essex -

View More From The Forum