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Old 08-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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How much to take on a 4 day cruise ? We are sailing on the Dream in May and want to start to prepare
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Depends on what your planning on doing with it. If you want room service you'll want to being some ones for tips when they deliver your food. Maybe some cash for the ports incase the shops don't take credit or you don't have an international credit card.

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Old 08-09-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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And don't forget about tipping the porters at the port.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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Cash for postage stamps at Castaway Cay.

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Old 08-10-2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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$ 200 - $600. Depends on your priorities.
Don't forget drinks and tips.....

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #6
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The only cash I used on my last four day cruise was none. I got on the Disney bus and my luggage found it's way to the room. Once onboard everything went on my shipboard account including all the tips. I did not buy souvenirs on Nassau and everything on Castaway Cay can be charged to your shipboard account.

So, if you like tipping with cash, buying souvenirs in Nassau, or paying your onboard account with cash the need for the green stuff will be greater than mine. I usually carry $200 just in case, so I can buy that must have trinket otherwise it goes on the credit card.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:26 AM   #7
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Just about everything goes on the KTTW card or credit card (port shopping). But for a 4 day we probably bring about $100 usually for tipping the porters, room service. Also since we drive we usually leave $200 to $300 in our car to pay for parking & lunches on the way home.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:28 AM   #8
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We leave cash in the gratuities envelopes beyond the minimum.
We also tipped our server at Palo lunch & dinner.
Our excursion guide also got cash.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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If you plan to spend time at the casino in Atlantis you might want to bring some additional cash. Also it is helpful to make sure you have small bills for tipping.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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If you plan to spend time at the casino in Atlantis you might want to bring some additional cash. Also it is helpful to make sure you have small bills for tipping.
Definitely! We thought we would be able to get cash from the ATM at Atlantis but the ATM wouldn't accept out ATM card from our bank. You might have to get a cash advance on your credit card in that case with all the crazy fees.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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so i'm curious how much do you end up spending after the kttw charges and all tipping? i know people will have different amounts just want a figure so i make sure i have enough.
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so i'm curious how much do you end up spending after the kttw charges and all tipping? i know people will have different amounts just want a figure so i make sure i have enough.
That really can be quite variable, depending on your spending habits and wants. If you do excursions, your KTTW account can get quite large quickly; spa services, photos from Shutters, the arcade, bingo, souvenirs, alcoholic or specialty drinks or soda from bars, some (prepackaged) foods/drinks from room service - these are all variable charges. Some people are capable of boarding the ship and having no additional expenses beyond the tips (and none if those were pre-paid), while others can easily rack up $600 or double on a 4-night cruise. Think about what you plan to do, what you might spend money on; add tips; build in an extra cushion for "just in case."

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Old 08-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #13
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i am worried that we will run out even though I plan on taking a good bit. is there anywhere on the boat to get cash? I assume no atm, but will guest services cash a check or anything?
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:57 AM   #14
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Guest services does cash checks. There is a dollar limit that I think depends on the length of your cruise but it was fairly high.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
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what are the average prices of stuff at the gift shops?
Im sure I have to prepare for the kids to get something there
And we are planning on having a drink of the day each day
So I have to add that to the budget

But really besides that having the gratuities paid, I dont see much we could spend cash on except pictures

Do you guys think $600 for the 3 days be enough?
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