Cruise companies will normally provide all-inclusive packages for tourists, where accommodation, transportation between ports of call and meals on board the vessels are all included in the cruise fare. While most extra cruise line offers will require additional charges, there a few ways to get some free items during your vacation.
You should request specialty coffees from the dining area. Try to avoid the on board coffee shop which will require a charge for your daily coffee and visit the vessel`s main dining area instead to have your favorite beverage made free of charge.
Try to review the shipboard route on a daily basis. You should attend to all demonstrations or talks to have the opportunity of receiving free samples or complementary snacks and drinks. Volunteer to serve as an assistant during such a demonstration and you may receive free services, like mini-massage or facials, as part as that particular demonstration. You should take part in various on board parties, like the captain`s party, where complementary alcoholic drinks will frequently be served.
You should ask for small items from the purser`s desk. You may request from those items that you have forgotten to take with you, like pain relievers, a sewing kit for a possible lost button or a toothbrush. Try to find out if the vessel will supply various complementary items, like special ship stationary, playing cards or postcards which may be taken home.
You should visit the on board library. You may borrow any book that you would like to read while on board the vessel or check out your favorite board game. You will only have to pay a small deposit that is required by certain vessels to ensure that those items will be returned; you may also take part in a lending library by trading a book you are finished with for another book that a guest has left for the taking.
You should join the complementary past guest program provided by most cruise companies. The sign-up process for most of these programs will pretty often be automatic after you will finish your cruise. Let the company know that you are a member of its program when reserving subsequent cruises for receiving a small gift and probably a certain invitation to a specific on board party.