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Old 06-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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What to buy at our grocery stop?

We will be going on our first cruise in a few weeks, and we have a grocery stop planned with our car service. I have no idea what to buy! I am curious what other people have bought on these stops, what you find necessary to take on the cruise with you. I am aware of the alcohol, bottled water, etc., but what else?

Thanks for any help you may be able to give me. I know there is a ton of food available on the ship...just wondering what we will feel like we are really missing that they don't offer. One thing I know will be cereal for my son. He has a bowl every night as a snack, so I know I will need to buy his favorite. Thanks!

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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Booze. That is all. You have more food on the boat than you can eat. You can also pick up other essentials like sunscreen etc if you didn't pack them. But really, it is just to pick up loads of booze. cheers and enjoy.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Booze. That is all. You have more food on the boat than you can eat. You can also pick up other essentials like sunscreen etc if you didn't pack them. But really, it is just to pick up loads of booze. cheers and enjoy.
Lol! This is what I pretty much expected. I'm sure I will get a lot of these. We shall see...

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:34 PM   #4
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If there are any little snacks or candy they like you can pick that up. There is some candy for sale on the ship but I think it's fairly expensive. They could take it to the movies or to the shows
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:50 PM   #5
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What is your favorite soft drink? The ships have Coke products, so if you prefer root beer, Pepsi or Dr Pepper, you need to haul your own.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:22 AM   #6
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on the cabanas buffet they have lots of cereals in those little bowls, u could pick up a few for night snacks.
really other than your fav drink of choice & maybe some candy for shows u need nothing!
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What is his favorite cereal? They offer many cereals onboard from room service or from the buffet in the mornings.

I have seen:

Apple Jacks
Fruit Loops
Rice Krispies
Low-fat Granola

and I am sure I am missing some.

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We really enjoyed taking some flavoured coffee creamer with us on our last cruise. It really made our breakfast room service pot much nicer. It was a nice upgrade.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #9
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on the cabanas buffet they have lots of cereals in those little bowls, u could pick up a few for night snacks.
really other than your fav drink of choice & maybe some candy for shows u need nothing!
This made me laugh. I am following a post about the H2O products...I think the original poster on that thread would have a meltdown with your comment. Lol. But I see it as a great option! Thanks!

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We really enjoyed taking some flavoured coffee creamer with us on our last cruise. It really made our breakfast room service pot much nicer. It was a nice upgrade.
We bought some in the little packaged cups to bring with us, but they didn't have our favorite flavor. I suppose I could buy some at the store. Thanks for the idea!

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #11
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Case of bottled water
Beef jerky
sunscreen
non-drowsey Dramamine


And anything we forgot to pack. On the drive/flight down to the port we keep a list.....then stop at Walmart....we've had to buy sock, flip flops, belt and many other things over the years.
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Case of bottled water
Beef jerky
sunscreen
non-drowsey Dramamine

And anything we forgot to pack. On the drive/flight down to the port we keep a list.....then stop at Walmart....we've had to buy sock, flip flops, belt and many other things over the years.
This is what I figured we may do as well. We come in the night before and may discover at the hotel that night that we forgot something.

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Suggest you don't bother with the case of bottled water. The water on board the ship is very good - not typical Florida water.
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Suggest you don't bother with the case of bottled water. The water on board the ship is very good - not typical Florida water.

But it's nice to keep half a dozen bottles in the fridge so you always have cold water. We always take a back-pack when we leave the ship for towels, sun screen, and several bottle of water. Also nice to take a bottle to the pool and not have to worry about keeping up with your water bottle. You can buy bottled water on the ship for about $3/bottle....or you can get a case at the grocery store for about $0.30/bottle.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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Suggest you don't bother with the case of bottled water. The water on board the ship is very good - not typical Florida water.
I thought we'd get a few bottle of Smart water or something, that we could refill and not worry about losing. They have great caps on them.

On another note, I'd love to hear sometime why you are "OKW Lover"...we will be there for the first time July 20-26 and cannot wait!! Any tips would be appreciated.

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