Originally posted by FirstTimeCruiser:
Does anyone have a suggestion on how much spending money to take for a seven day cruise? We are going to Mexico ...
As a couple we spent about $1000 on the ship. This included crew tips, bar tab, two massages, jewelry, duty free liquor and cigaretts, etc. It may sound like a lot of $ but we lived pretty large and could have done it for a fraction of that and still had a good time.
Take CASH to the ports. They were more inclined to bargain when they knew you had American $$$. We probably spent around $400 off the ship on tours, food, drinks, souvenirs, and gifts.
Really the only money we felt obligated to spend was on the well deserved crew tips. You can spend as much or as little as you want.