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Old 01-05-2013, 05:15 AM   #1
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Favorite things to spend OBC on?

We are sailing in September, and have 800.00 in obc to spend! It's just hubby and I and our four young kids. Aside from booze, what are your favorite ways to spend OBC??
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:32 AM   #2
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With four young kids in tow, I'd guess your OBC will not go to booze so much as coffee, smoothies, souvenirs, snacks at the shows/movies, time at the nursery if any are young enough for it, the arcade...
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:10 AM   #3
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Excursions!!!

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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Probably a cabana rental and tips will chew it all up!

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:55 AM   #5
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Favorite:
Stuffies for the kids in the gift shop
Something nice for DW in the gift shop
DCL beer mug and refills
Cafe latte in Cove Cafe
Photos from Shutters...not a whole package just 3 or 4 of the best pictures.
Gratuities...I know sounds weird, but those CMs work really hard for the most part. Next cruise were going to single out one CM and add something extra.

Least Favorite:
Arcade...I mean really, we have to pay extra for this?
Snacks at the movie theatre...this irks me too, we bring our own.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:02 AM   #6
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Spa! Palo! Excursions!!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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Tips and photos!
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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I start with the initial goal of having enough OBC to cover my tips. Anything over that is "gravy."

I suspect your cruise is 6 or 7 nights, so with 6 of you, the suggested tips will put a large dent into your OBC.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #9
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I start with the initial goal of having enough OBC to cover my tips. Anything over that is "gravy."

I suspect your cruise is 6 or 7 nights, so with 6 of you, the suggested tips will put a large dent into your OBC.
KCashner is right on the mark with her comment. I believe tips for a 7 day is $84 per person. That will take a chunk of your OBC.
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Someone had mentioned bringing your own snacks to the movie or show. I thought you weren't allowed to bring any food on board.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #11
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Someone had mentioned bringing your own snacks to the movie or show. I thought you weren't allowed to bring any food on board.
You can bring prepacked sealed food (although we got away with bringing prepacked unsealed puffs when DD was a baby). They don't let you bring homemade food. We brought multiple bags of Popcorners for the evening shows on our past sailings.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #12
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Favorite:
Stuffies for the kids in the gift shop
Something nice for DW in the gift shop
DCL beer mug and refills
Cafe latte in Cove Cafe
Photos from Shutters...not a whole package just 3 or 4 of the best pictures.
Gratuities...I know sounds weird, but those CMs work really hard for the most part. Next cruise were going to single out one CM and add something extra.

Least Favorite:
Arcade...I mean really, we have to pay extra for this?
Snacks at the movie theatre...this irks me too, we bring our own.
I thought refills were free
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #13
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I thought refills were free
The refills of the beer mug are at a discounted price.
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The refills of the beer mug are at a discounted price.
That's cool and thanks for letting me know
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #15
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Alcohol! How did you get $800 in OBC?!?!
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