Cruising is certainly one of the very best ways to take a vacation. While you’re on the boat, you can leave all of your troubles on shore, enjoying the various amenities the ship provides and taking in all the sights and sounds at the various ports of call.
Of course, there’s one trouble that never totally leaves us, even when we’re on vacation: money. While much of what you’ll experience on a cruise ship is already included in your far, some of it is not. If you’re not careful, you could find yourself burning a rather large hole in your pocket while you’re out at sea!
With that in mind, you might find yourself asking whether or not its possible to take a cruise while leaving your wallet in the stateroom. Well, it certainly is, especially if you know what freebies you can enjoy!
Below, we’ve collected 14 amazing things you can do for free on cruise ships. We think you’ll find that your fare gets you a lot further than you might have thought, and that it really is possible to enjoy your entire cruise without putting a huge dent in your bank account. Let’s take a look…
1. Donkey Sauce
You’ve watched “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”, now sample what Guy Fieri’s cooking at his burger joints aboard many of Carnival’s ships.
2. Get the Milkshake
When you’re cruising aboard an Oceania ship, you can now get poolside milkshakes for free… Who could say “no” to that?
3. Infinite Pizza
If there’s one food that most people can’t say no to, it’s pizza. Well, Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean are all too happy to offer their passengers all the pizza they can eat… For free!
4. Ropes Courses
A number of cruise ships are now offering exciting free ropes courses for their passengers. We happen to believe that the one aboard the Norwegian Breakaway is the best.