Cruise Tip #28 – Overpriced Fridge Beverages

Ah, embarkation day! The excitement is palpable as you set foot on your cruise ship, ready to embark on a journey of sun, sea, and endless buffets. You’ve got your sunscreen, your swimsuit, and your best “vacation mode” attitude ready to roll. But wait, what’s this? You’ve just stepped into your cabin, and there it is, lurking inside your mini-fridge: a tempting array of overpriced beverages that aren’t included in your drink package. Oh, the agony!


Before you give in to the temptation of that $5 bottle of water, let me share a funny and thrifty strategy with you. Trust me, you won’t regret it.


Step 1: The Fridge Standoff

You’re staring at your mini-fridge, and it’s staring right back at you. Those perfectly chilled drinks are just begging for your attention, but the price tags are downright shocking. You could probably buy a small island for the amount they charge for a can of soda. And don’t get me started on that bottle of fancy mineral water. It’s more expensive than a gallon of gas in some countries!


Step 2: The In-Room Picnic Dream

The wheels in your head start turning as you realize you don’t have to be a victim of overpriced refreshments. You’ve got a secret weapon: your room steward. With a friendly smile and a kind request, you can ask your room steward to empty that fridge of its outrageously priced contents. Room stewards are the unsung heroes of cruise ships and will happily oblige. What’s more, this clears up valuable fridge space for the true stars of the show: your supper leftovers!


Step 3: Turning Leftovers into Your Cruise BFFs

Now, you’re probably wondering, “What am I going to do with all that leftover food?” Fear not, because this is where the real fun begins. Instead of splurging on overpriced beverages, why not create your very own in-room picnic? Your fridge is now an empty canvas, ready to be filled with the treasures from the dining room. Extra slices of pizza, leftover dessert, and maybe even a cheeky sandwich or two – the possibilities are endless!


Step 4: The Supper Afterparty

As you sit in your cabin, enjoying your in-room picnic, you’ll soon realize that this is the life! While your fellow cruisers are forking out small fortunes for their fridge drinks, you’re relishing in your leftovers. Plus, you’re sticking it to the man (or cruise line, in this case) by avoiding the price gouging. It’s a win-win!


In conclusion, embarkation day is all about making the right choices. Instead of succumbing to the siren call of overpriced mini-fridge beverages, outsmart the system. Clear out your fridge and make room for delicious supper leftovers that you can enjoy guilt-free. You’ll save money, have a good laugh, and savor your cruise even more. So, cruise on, savvy traveler, and embark on your journey with a smile and a full belly – the fridge drinks can wait!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *