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Old 03-17-2007, 10:53 PM
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My girlfriend and I are 21 and we are about to cruise on the Holiday to Cozumel on a 4 day cruise. We were wondering about a couple of things, if anyone has any info.
1. How much money will we need?
2. We were considering an excursion (the powerboat) does anyone know if it is worth our time. -- if not any suggestions
Right now thats really all I have. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:31 AM
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How much money you will need depends on your spending habits. Anything on the ship can be charged to your onboard account. For on shore expensives you will need some cash for tipping luggage handlers, taxis, souvenirs, maybe lunch or a drink at a local restaurant.
Any one I know that has taken a power boat has always enjoyed it.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:06 PM
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The only things that will cost you money on the ship will be: The casino, bingo, the spa, pictures, any souvenirs at the onboard stores, alchohlic drinks, and soft drinks. Everything else onboard is covered, as far as I can think of right now. You will need som cash to tip porters and for any taxi rides or souvenirs in Cozumel. You can book your shore excursion before you leave on the trip and pay for it then, or you can book it on the ship. If you book it while on the ship, you will need money for that as well. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:57 PM
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On your on board account do you just give them a credit/debit card and it takes it out of that or do you give them cash? We are mainly just going to drink and thats about the majority of our expense my girlfriend thinks we will only need 500 a piece I think 1000, think that would be enough?
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:16 PM
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I think $1000 in expenses for a 4 day cruise is more than enough. At least it would be for me. I spent little extra on my 5 day cruise aboard the Holiday. A few drinks of the day, a couple of souvenirs out of the gift shops, and gratuities were all I spent. Maybe $150 and I'm being generous.
Holiday 8/03
Fantas 4/07
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:20 PM
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thanks to everyone for all the help we will be sailing out on may 3 from mobile.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:46 PM
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Hello CountryChuck,

You can secure your account with a credit card or a cash deposit.

You have untill May to make a plan about that. Here is some advice:

1. Plan your spending daily.
2. Keep track of alcohol purchases.
3. Don't charge any casino money, keep seperate.

You can have a great time and still keep your finances on an even keel

I think $500 each is more than enough. I allow $100 a day, and never spend that including shore excursions.

Of course I keep my gambling seperate.

Have fun but keep it real, and you can cruise again

So many people go "overboard" and max their cards, or stretch their finances with the excitement of a first cruise.

Is a good thing you are planning, just keep it in check and you get to go next year too
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:25 PM
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Don't go on the Power Boat ride it is so boring.All you do is play follow the leader in a line to a little Island sit there for an hour and then line up again an go back. You don't get to play on the boats or anything.You just make the most out of riding in a line to the Island and back you have to get out once you get to the Island.The people that are at the Island take the boats back and then comes some more people then you go back.
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:07 AM
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I agree with IslandCruz - For a 4-day cruise $500 per person is more than enough.
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