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Old 10-27-2005, 12:06 PM
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I am taking my daughters on a cruise in February. We will have a shipboard credit of $100 each due to changes because of the hurricane. What happens if we don't use all of the credit? Just curious, I'm sure we'll have no problem using $300!
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:41 PM
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an onboard credit will not be paid out to you by any cruise line and must be considered lost. So, make sure to spend all of it.
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Raoul Fiebig

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Old 11-02-2005, 08:29 AM
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You goto the casino, get chips for whatever money you want to get cash for, from your sign n sail card... walk around for a while, then cash them out for real money. I know there is a 3% fee, but i fyou get $97 cash instead of $100 credit, it is better than loosing it, IMO.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:12 PM
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The ship board credit is applied to youur ship & sail card, as well as the tipping, excursions, etc. So with the average week long crusie and the $70 tipping that will leave you $30. If you do any excursions I suspect they will be close to, if not more, than $30. So actually you will not have a whole lot left with your $100 on board credit!
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Old 11-08-2005, 08:38 AM
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Actually the cruise is only for four nights and the tips are already taken care of. I am going with a group, tips have been pre-paid. So the credit will cover drinks, photos, etc. Our only stop is in Cozumel so I'm booking an excursion on my own, not through the ship.
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Old 11-08-2005, 08:45 AM
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Thanks for the idea with the casino. We also have shipboard credit due to Hurricane Katrina cancellations and we'll try out that strategy.

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