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Old 01-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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$200 to spend on board! wwyd?

My mil gave us $200 to spend on board for our upcoming cruise on the wonder! We already have our shore excursions booked so what else would you do with it?!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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My mil gave us $200 to spend on board for our upcoming cruise on the wonder! We already have our shore excursions booked so what else would you do with it?!
Palo? Tastings? Photos?

Your shore excursions are paid for yet. Putting that $200 in your onboard account will cover some of those.
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Shopping, adult dining, spa treatments. That money is as good as gone!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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My mil gave us $200 to spend on board for our upcoming cruise on the wonder! We already have our shore excursions booked so what else would you do with it?!
Booze!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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You have your excursions booked, but you don't have them paid for--you don't pay for them till after boarding when they are charged to your account.

$200 will go quickly. Shopping, photos, adult dining, spa, etc.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #7
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My first thought was tips, and we always buy a t-shirt and/or other souvenirs. It all adds up quickly!
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I know our excursions aren't paid for but they are budgeted for as are the gratuities, just looking for some indulgences!!
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Spa, photo CD, souvenirs... are your excursions not DCL? If they are booked through the ship the $200 would go towards that, too.
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I wouldn't use it for excursions or gratuities because as you said that's already calculated into your cruise spending.

It's a gift and i would use it for something special, something that you normally wouldn't do (that easy).
Like: Spa or a nice piece of art from the art shop, a special excursion that you wanted to do but didn't do it because it was to expensive.
Photo's are good to, it's a captured memory plus you could get one photo plus photoframe to give to your MIL as a thank you....
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What about an onboard deposit toward your next DCL cruise? (The $$$ can't come from your onboard account but you could use some of your budgeted money instead.)
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Love these ideas!! Thanks everyone! Can't wait!!
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How about a private massage in a cabana on Castaway Cay!?

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My mil gave us $200 to spend on board for our upcoming cruise on the wonder! We already have our shore excursions booked so what else would you do with it?!
It is very easy to run up a 'tap' on board. Palo, nursery (if you have someone under three), beer mugs and refills, photos, souvenirs from the shops, any wine or drinks, tastings, spa, corkage fees, etc.....

Also, you have your shore excursions booked but the cost of those excursions will be on your itemized bill at the end of the trip.

We easily spent $2000 dollars while on the Wonder in 7 days. One day we did not have a planned excursion, the other day only my husband and I went on the excursion so only one day did we pay for the whole family to have a port excursion. Most of the money we spent was on board.
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