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Old 03-13-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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What am I forgetting (a budgeting question)

Hello everyone, I am trying to make a complete budget for my onboard spending for my Fantasy cruise in January (yes I know it is far away). So far this is what I have planned:

Tips=$84.00
Porter tips= $5.00
Additional tips=$20.00
Drinks (2 a day)= about $130.00
Drink tastings (are these $15 each? maybe 3) =$45.00
Room service tips =$6.00
Specialty coffee at Cove (maybe 3 coffees) =$15.00
Corkage fee (20 a bottle) 3 bottles of wine =$60
Palo Brunch= $20.00
Rainforest pass (couples pass) = 150/2= $75.00 (price went up to 198 with scrubs?)
Pins/Souveniers= $400.00
Future cruise deposit= $ 100.00


SO what am I forgetting?? I am pretty sure that I am OVER estimating here, I will most likely NOT drink two drinks a day, plus wine at dinner lol. I also will most likely not spend $400.00 on souvenirs but you never know, I may fall in love with something that I have to have! I am also not too sure if I have all the prices accurate. Now I am going to start budgeting for my shore excursions and WDW stay after the cruise. Good thing I have such a long time to save up for this! LOL.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Hello everyone, I am trying to make a complete budget for my onboard spending for my Fantasy cruise in January (yes I know it is far away). So far this is what I have planned:

Tips=$84.00
Drinks (2 a day)= about $130.00
Drink tastings (are these $15 each? maybe 3) =$45.00
Room service tips =$6.00
Specialty coffee at Cove (maybe 3 coffees) =$15.00
Corkage fee (is this 10 or 20 a bottle?) 3 bottles of wine =$30-60 depending on cost
Palo Brunch= $20.00
Rainforest pass (couples pass) = 150/2= $75.00 (price went up to 198 with scrubs?)
Pins/Souveniers= $400.00
Future cruise deposit= $ 100.00


SO what am I forgetting?? I am pretty sure that I am OVER estimating here, I will most likely NOT drink two drinks a day, plus wine at dinner lol. I also will most likely not spend $400.00 on souveniers but you never know, I may fall in love with something that I have to have! I am also not too sure if I have all the prices accurate. Now I am going to start budgeting for my shore excursions and WDW stay after the cruise. Good thing I have such a long time to save up for this! LOL.
Photos, if you want them.
Excursions. And tips for the guide, if you wish.
Corking fee is $20 per bottle.
And Palo, is $20 per person
Be aware, that it's not unusual to tip extra for your servers/room host.

Oh, and tips for porters at the terminal, if you're not using DCL transfers.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thanks PrincessShmoo, I edited my list to reflect the corkage fee. Most of what I have up there is budgeted for per person, except for things like the corkage fee. I am planning on bringing a nice DSLR with me, so probably won't buy any pics....but maybe I should budget that in just in case I want a posed photo with a character or something (how much are the photos?). I will also add like 5 bucks for tips for porters....the excursions will be an entirely separate budget as will the WDW trip.
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Are you forgetting Bingo, on-board?
What about a casino on one of the islands you stop at?
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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What caught me off guard, even though i knew about it, is the auto gratuity/service charges. They start to add up. I don't remember the full list but it's 15% on drinks (so your alcohol + cafe cove) & spa services for sure. The tastings didn't have a gratuity charge.
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Thanks PrincessShmoo, I edited my list to reflect the corkage fee. Most of what I have up there is budgeted for per person, except for things like the corkage fee. I am planning on bringing a nice DSLR with me, so probably won't buy any pics....but maybe I should budget that in just in case I want a posed photo with a character or something (how much are the photos?). I will also add like 5 bucks for tips for porters....the excursions will be an entirely separate budget as will the WDW trip.
Here's a price list for the photos, the 8X10 ones are the formal/dining room and the roving photographers pictures. The 6X8 ones are the character photos.
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What caught me off guard, even though i knew about it, is the auto gratuity/service charges. They start to add up. I don't remember the full list but it's 15% on drinks (so your alcohol + cafe cove) & spa services for sure. The tastings didn't have a gratuity charge.
Yes, the couple of drinks I had, with tax and tip, were $6.60 (dining room) and more than $9! at the sail away.

Anything extra in the spa?
Hair braiding?
Tip at Palo's


I think you have plenty of room in your budget to move things around; if you decide you want to buy a picture, you can move money from the Pins/souvenir pot.
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