Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
mcroadman
Mouseketeer
 
mcroadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NW Houston
Posts: 149

Thumbs down Frig in the room

I am a bit confused as to whether there is a frig in the inside staterooms. Seems like it would be nice to be able to keep milk or sodas cold. Is there an ice bucket?

Do you tip each time they bring room service? Or is that covered by your larger tip charge?

Thanks,
Excited to leave Galveston for Halloween!
Mary R
mcroadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
Dislaney4n6
DIS Veteran
 
Dislaney4n6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 531

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcroadman View Post
I am a bit confused as to whether there is a frig in the inside staterooms. Seems like it would be nice to be able to keep milk or sodas cold. Is there an ice bucket? Yes, host will keep it stocked.
Do you tip each time they bring room service? Yes! $2-5 seems to be standard. Or is that covered by your larger tip charge?

Thanks,
Excited to leave Galveston for Halloween!
Mary R
Answers above
Dislaney4n6 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
llqool
DIS Veteran
 
llqool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stationed in Germany, but STILL a FL resident (yeah!!!!)
Posts: 1,209

The fridge in the room is really a "beverage cooler". It worked for chilling wine over a long period, but I thought the milk seemed too warm, and didn't want to chance it, so I ended up throwing out an extra milk we got from room service.
I think it would be OK to keep fruit or soda, just not dairy.

We tipped depending on how much we were getting from room service. It's a good idea to have singles on hand.

The gratuity that you pay at the end of your cruise really only covers the wait staff/head server/room host. Another good thing to know is if you order alcohol up on the deck or at one of the bars, they will have already included a gratuity in there.
llqool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
ukintheus
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Magnolia, Texas
Posts: 1,302

We didn't think that the Beverage Cooler on the Magic kept anything THAT cold, and it definitely struggled to actually chill something that was already warm. You can ask your Stateroom Host to bring ice for your icebucket
__________________
Wandering The Gulf on the Wonder - Inaugural Bahamas Cruise Trip Report
Magic Your Way to the Magic Kingdom...another Galveston trip report
Our Magical Trip From The Lone Star State - Oct 13, 2012

Jenny & Scott
2000-POFQ, 2005-FW, 2006-FW, 2008-FW, Feb 2009-CBR/POFQ, Sept 2009-ASM,2010 BWI/WL/AKL/DCL Magic Western, July 2011 BWI/DCL Dream, Nov 2011 FW/AKL, May 2012 GF/DCL Fantasy-Eastern/BWI, Oct 2012 DCL Magic-Western, Feb 2013 DCL Magic-Cozumel, Apr 2013 DCL Magic-CC/WDW/KW, Sept 2013 - DCL Wonder-Bahamas, Dec 2013 - DCL Wonder-NYE-Cozumel, March 2014 - DCL Magic-4 night, Patiently waiting for: Nov 2014-Dream, Nov 2015- DCL Wonder B2B-Western & Bahamas-Galveston, DCL Wonder 2015 NYE Cruise-Bahamas-Galveston
ukintheus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
PrincessShmoo
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessShmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,451

Quote:
Originally Posted by llqool View Post
The fridge in the room is really a "beverage cooler". It worked for chilling wine over a long period, but I thought the milk seemed too warm, and didn't want to chance it, so I ended up throwing out an extra milk we got from room service.
I think it would be OK to keep fruit or soda, just not dairy.

We tipped depending on how much we were getting from room service. It's a good idea to have singles on hand.

The gratuity that you pay at the end of your cruise really only covers the wait staff/head server/room host. Another good thing to know is if you order alcohol up on the deck or at one of the bars, they will have already included a gratuity in there.
It depends on the ship. The Dream and Fantasy have real fridges. The Wonder has cooling boxes. The Magic is mostly cooling boxes, however some of the rooms have already had fridges replacing the cooling box.

About the cooling box, some of the are just that - cool. It helps to put the ice bucket (or a bag of ice) in it. Some of the cooling boxes actually do keep things cold. We've both types.

__________________


13 Cruises, 8 ships, 124 nights
Panama Canal; Alaska; Med; WB Transatlantic; Mexican Riviera; Hawaii; Baja CA; Bahamas; Eastern/Western Caribbean

DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2014 Tokyo DL 1984
PrincessShmoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
llqool
DIS Veteran
 
llqool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stationed in Germany, but STILL a FL resident (yeah!!!!)
Posts: 1,209

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessShmoo View Post
It depends on the ship. The Dream and Fantasy have real fridges.
Well, *that's* good news! I could've sworn I read somewhere that the Fantasy was getting the same old cooler thing, but I'm happy to be wrong since we'll be sailing on the Fantasy in August. I hated having to throw away an unopened carton of milk just because I wasn't sure if it had been kept cold enough!

They don't have freezer compartments, do they?
llqool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
ge0rgette2
DIS Veteran
 
ge0rgette2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,057

Is there a way of finding out if a particular room has a box or fridge?

DH was looking into bringing case of beer on board, I really don't want to have an extra piece of luggage in the room due to space.

I'm trying to keep things small and compact as we are in an inside room on the Magic.
Quad for 4 will be limiting i'm sure.

I'm thinking it just might pay to buy the Beer Mug and get refills, depending on what draft beer is available, if he likes it.
__________________



NYC to Bermuda ~ Norwegian Breakaway ~ May 2013

NYC Inaugural Disney Cruise to Bahamas ~ May 2012 ~ Disney Magic

NYC to Bermuda ~ May 2011 on NCL Gem


ge0rgette2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
PrincessShmoo
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessShmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 18,451

Quote:
Originally Posted by ge0rgette2 View Post
Is there a way of finding out if a particular room has a box or fridge?

DH was looking into bringing case of beer on board, I really don't want to have an extra piece of luggage in the room due to space.

I'm trying to keep things small and compact as we are in an inside room on the Magic.
Quad for 4 will be limiting i'm sure.

I'm thinking it just might pay to buy the Beer Mug and get refills, depending on what draft beer is available, if he likes it.
I don't think so. Unless, you were to ask here and MAYBE someone who's been in that room could tell you.

__________________


13 Cruises, 8 ships, 124 nights
Panama Canal; Alaska; Med; WB Transatlantic; Mexican Riviera; Hawaii; Baja CA; Bahamas; Eastern/Western Caribbean

DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2014 Tokyo DL 1984
PrincessShmoo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 09:27 PM   #9
justmestace



Thinks California needs Disney cruise ships!
Has snorkeled all over the Bahamas and the Caribbean
 
justmestace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Cave Creek, Arizona
Posts: 26,992

Quote:
Originally Posted by ge0rgette2 View Post
Is there a way of finding out if a particular room has a box or fridge?

DH was looking into bringing case of beer on board, I really don't want to have an extra piece of luggage in the room due to space.

I'm trying to keep things small and compact as we are in an inside room on the Magic.
Quad for 4 will be limiting i'm sure.

I'm thinking it just might pay to buy the Beer Mug and get refills, depending on what draft beer is available, if he likes it.

You'd be better off chilling a few at a time in an ice bucket.

One thing that helps the cooler fridges stay a bit cooler is to keep the door to the cabinet that it sits in, open. It lets the warm air from the motor escape the cabinet.
justmestace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
ge0rgette2
DIS Veteran
 
ge0rgette2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 2,057

Thanks!!!!

Magic room 6069 and 6071 if anyone knows!
__________________



NYC to Bermuda ~ Norwegian Breakaway ~ May 2013

NYC Inaugural Disney Cruise to Bahamas ~ May 2012 ~ Disney Magic

NYC to Bermuda ~ May 2011 on NCL Gem


ge0rgette2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
food, galveston, refridgerator, tips



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.