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Old 10-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Review my budget

Every week I have been adding money to my shipboard account and am currently at $800 which I think is enough. Is there anything I am missing? A few pieces on information, we do not buy the photos, not drinkers (last time in WDW we each had 1 drink each) and do not really buy souvenirs. Also, we have already paid our tips in advance and plan on taking a bunch of 1's and 5's for room service and porter tips.

$250- 3 sessions of bingo
$100- drinks
$60- Palo brunch
$80- 2 tastings
$100- $50 for each of my 2 children for souvenirs
$50- Misc costs
$25- pin and magnet souvenir for me
$12- float rentals at CC

We have 2 ports, Cozumel and CC. In Cozumel we are going to Mr. Sanchos and paying out of pocket. Does this seem sufficient?

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like you've got it covered, but you never know when you are going to see something that you want to do or buy that you weren't expecting. I'd add a few hundred just for unexpected items.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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How are you planning to get to the port?
I'm guessing you are on a 7 night cruise based on your stops...and that you are a family of 4 or 5 (not sure with the Palo brunch amount at $60 (3 people) and the comment about $50 to each kid......

Spa? Smoothies for kids? arcade? simulators? fitness classes?
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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If the $60 for Palo does not include a tip a little more for that.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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If the $60 for Palo does not include a tip a little more for that.
Perhaps $60 for Palo is two adults. $20 for brunch and $10 tip each. Isn't that appopriate?
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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If you don't drink, I think you are over-budgeting with $100 for drinks.
Most non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cost of your cruise.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #7
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The $60 for Palo is 2 adults for brunch with tips, the drinks include a couple of smoothies for my oldest son 13, as my youngest 11 does not like them. We are on a 5 day cruise. We are flying into MIA and are planning on paying the $30 cab ride in cash. I do have just over $100 pad in my total, currently the expenses budgeted for are just under $700. I think I should be ok, but just do not want to be short as I try to pay for my entire trip before I leave, it makes the trip that much more enjoyable.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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I just re-read and say you took care if gratuities in advance. Unless you decide to do spa or fitness class, you look good.
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I just re-read and say you took care if gratuities in advance. Unless you decide to do spa or fitness class, you look good.
OP said they've paid thier tips in advance.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the responses. I think I will add $100 more and pray for the best. Also I did not feel anyone was being critical....I absolutely love this board, so much great information and wonderful people. I am sorry if my post came off that I felt I was being criticized. I was just trying to clarify my original post because once I hit the submit button, I remember all the other information I should have included.
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