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Best Free Things to Take Advantage of on a Cruise

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So you've signed up for a cruise - you know that there are lots of things included in the cost of the cruise, and lots of other things that will cost you extra money, but what free things are not readily advertized that you should look to take advantage of?

Rated 1 point - posted 12 years ago by thewordwarrior in category Travel.
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Captain's Call Report Abuse
Go to the Captain's Call - free fingerfoods, and free drinks, and not necessarily in tht order. It's worth giving up a half hour for 2-4 cocktails on the house.
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Free Vegas-Style Shows Report Abuse
Almost every cruise line has free vegas-style shows in the evenings. These can be quite specatcular, and worth a couple hours of your time.
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Clubs Report Abuse
Yes the drinks cost money - but the clubs are free, no cover charge, and are a hoot! Check for specific theme nights.
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Free Gym Access Report Abuse
If you love starting your day with a good workout - check out the gyms on board. Access to gyms are free, but get there early, because they tend to be popular!
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Swimming Pools Report Abuse
It should be obvious - the pools are free and have extended hours, but check out the adults only pool, there is usually one isolated from those available to kids.
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Free access to some Spa features Report Abuse
Check out the spas on board ship. Many spas provide free access to steam rooms and saunas.
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Welcom Aboard Raffles Report Abuse
On the first day almost every facility on board a cruise ship has welcome aboard raffles - so put your name in - who knows, you could win a prize.
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Duty Free Store Raffles Report Abuse
Several times each cruise the duty free stores will have free raffles giving away gift certificates and free merchandise, watch out for it!
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Art Auctions Report Abuse
Art Auctions often give away free artwork to the first 100 or so participants. Take advantage!
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Morning Game Shows Report Abuse
The morning game shows so popular on board most ships give away free tickets and gifts to participants, it never hurts to check it out!
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Running Track Report Abuse
Most Cruise Lines have a running track on one of the top decks. This is a fantastic place to get some exercise, or to simply take a stroll.
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Karaoke Report Abuse
Karaoke is free - and fun - knock yourself out!
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Sports Equipment Report Abuse
Whether you want to play basketball, shuffle board or ping pong, there is equipment available.
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Miniature Golf Report Abuse
That's right - lots of cruise ships have miniature golf courses on board. Free of charge.
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Happy Celebration Report Abuse
If you are celebrating an occasion, let your waiter know, you will most likely be provided with a free cake or bottle of wine as the occasion dictates.
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Free Toiletry Samples Report Abuse
Free sample sized toiletries are provided to each room's bath. Soaps, shampoos, razors etc. These are free. If you put them in your suitcase, they will be refilled.
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Concierge Report Abuse
The Concierge desk provides all sorts of services at no extra cost, from eyeglasses repair kits to first aid items, check here before you go off ship to purchase those little incidentals.
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