Originally posted by amina:
I was just wondering if $1500 is enough spending money for a family of 3 two adults one child. Our cruise is on the Carnival Destiny and it departs from San Juan April 26. Is that too little? We don't gamble?
The answer depends on lots of things.
Thing1: If you will be charging ship purchases to your credit card then very little cash is needed, charge it. The only cash you need is shore purchases, and travel to and from the ship. If you are using cash to fund your sail and sign, then you need to plan your excursions on the web and see what you are likely to spend, decide how many photos at $20 each you will buy etc. Decent bottles of wine can be had for $30. Very fine wines: do not buy on the ship, the ship rolls and fine wine will have the sediment stirred up. It is a waste. Buy your really fine wine only dining in port.
Thing2: Well I guess there isn't a thing2, thing1 seems to cover it
I don't gamble, I drink perhaps 1 drink a day, and mostly like to roam the ports with 1 good excursion per cruise. I'll bring $1000, give 200 to my dancing daughter and come home with $500. Call me cheap. Where did the $300 go, I hear you cry: I tip well. One of life little pleasures is extravagant tipping.