DVC Points for 4 day cruise - additional expenses

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  1. TheresaB

    TheresaB Earning My Ears

    Apr 26, 2000
    Exactly what is covered when I use my dvc points for a 4 day cruise? This will be my first cruise and I'm confused about exactly what other expenses I may incur.
  2. spruce

    spruce DIS Veteran DVC Gold

    Aug 20, 1999
    You'll pay the $75 exchange fee per booking. You'll pay for all alcohol drinks then, any other drink not served with meals. Tips. Excursions off the ship have a fee. Walking around town is free. Photos taken by their photographer and spa treatments have a fee. Arcade games, souvineers, laundry and computer time also have fees. Everything else is covered...food, entertainment and stateroom....spruce

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  4. larry_poppins

    larry_poppins DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 1999
    For a cheap cruise avoid all Disney sponsored shore excursions. You can explore Nassau and Paradise Island on your own.

    Avoid the Spa treatments. They are expensive. You have to add a tip. And after your massage there is a hard sell where they try to convince you to buy there overpriced products. SO overpriced that Estee Lauder looks cheap in comparison.

    Other than that the cruise with points is a bargain!

    Larry Poppins
  5. Pooh

    Pooh Earning My Ears

    Aug 28, 1999

    Not ALL non-meal drinks are charged. If I remember, there are a few places you can get water, ice, juice, and maybe tea/coffee free of charge.

    If this is incorrect, I'm sure somone will say so.

  6. Pixie_Dust

    Pixie_Dust DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2000
    If you drive to the dock, you'll need cash to park your car ($7/day). When they send your cruise docs it will give you an idea of how much you need for tips, but bring extra in case of great service, plus to tip the porters.

    Like your room keys at WDW resorts, you can have them put your credit card # on your "Key to the World" and charge anything you buy on the ship (like pins!) YOu'll probably want to budget for souvenirs off the ship too.

    Cheers :)


  7. RellingTwin

    RellingTwin DIS Veteran

    Nov 8, 2000
    Don't forget my favorite! 24 room service FREE! (you do need to tip)Movie Free,Kids Clubs Free! I keep telling the kids these things are not free, but are "Included in the price of the cruise". But what the heck, they sure seem free! LOL

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  8. normr

    normr DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 1999
    One of the nicest things we've been able to do like on carnival cruises is to buy tip vouchers prior to the cruise that you give out to your waite staff and cabin steward, it sure makes the tipping chore much easier, My question is does Disney have this feature?

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