1) bottled water for us to buy is around £1.50, but for the staff its costs them 20pence for the same bottled water!
2) Yes you can clean your teeth with the tap water and is also safe to drink but is does not tast very nice
3) the cabin sare a little noisey, but of course this is to be expected as the ship is moving most of the time, it has never caused me any problems!
4) the ship is great for small children and very safe, we take full advantage of the base camp and the night nursery, the staff in the camp are excellent! do not worry
4) no hidden costs as such you have to pay for your drinks but there is tea and coffee available for free most of the day and in your cabin and always water available!
Do not worry, cruising is brilliant... is this your first one? we have been on cruises five times now 3 times with OV and its fantastic, we have a young child and its just the perfect holiday, i never want to go on a land based holiday again! if you have anymore questions please add them to this site and i will answer them for you! hope this helps and have a fab holiday!
Thank you so much for the reply, loads of good info. Yes this is my first cruise and I'm a little nervous as I think you can tell. The only other thing was Sea sickness, I had a horrible crossing once on seacat to Jersey (I know it's a much smaller boat) but everyone was being sick and now I'm worried that we might have the same on this cruise, did you have any bad crossings .
We travelled with OV2 last October and are going again this October half term. Our 4 berth cabin on Deck 9 was really spacious and quiet. The bunk beds were pushed back into the ceiling recess in the day, giving more space and pulled down each evening while we were out. We weren't aware of any noice from the adjoining cabins, even though there were children in them, nothing from the carpeted rooms above. A humming nose from the ship when moving but we found this quite soothing! This was our first cruise and it was fantastic. The soft drinks are cheaper than at home 99p/1.50 for small/large coke, lemonades etc and alcoholic drinks were cheaper as well. Read my review currently on page 2 of Reviews Section, headed `Ocean Village Two - Fantastic Value for Money.` All tips are included though we did tip our cabin steward as he kept our cabin spotlessly clean. The only thing you pay extra for is icecream - about £1.50 depending on how many scoops. This is available in the Waterfront Restaurant and Sunweaver Bar. The staff are fantastic, so friendly, and so were our fellow guests. Go early to the restaurant and theatre if you want to have a good choice of seats. The plantation restaurant has a lovely area right at the back, next to the windows, with some highchairs for very small children. If they want icecream when in this restaurant, you will have to pop over to the sunweaver - opposite end, past the pools. Have a great time.
Dont worry i get sick travelling as a passenger in a car, so i was really worried. Not the same on a big ship. I took travella, a herbal tablet every day for a week. we went thro' a bad storm going to Tunis, i was not sick at all, when i stopped taking them i started to feel a bit queezy, but the last night going back to Palma was awful weather, i wasn't sick but felt it, i took some travel tabs that knocked you out, but you were still aware, very strange sensation. they have these on the ship, just makes you not as anxious. Most of the time it was like a millpond, don't let it spoil your holiday, we doing again in 6 wks so it didn't put me off. Its getting my land legs back (took 1 week) i felt as i was still on ship for 7 days afterwards.