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Old April 19th, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by high seas View Post
I read on another thread that you should plan 100.00 per day on a cruise, this would cover drinks, tips, etc.... we, (my wife and I) are planning a cruise this summer my question is this....its a seven day cruise to alaska and back, we will probably get a soda card and drink water, we wont be doing alcohol. we are not doing any excursions, and will be dining in the buffet instead of the pay as you enter restaraunts. We are trying to do this extremly on the cheap but plan to have fun at the same time. If I take 500.00 in cash will that be enough? Is this something that you leave at the persers desk to cover tips etc....?
Yeppers, Im a newbie. Thanks for the help.
Hello, high seas! Welcome to CM's . I'm just going to comment on what I've highlighted in your post: and will be dining in the buffet instead of the pay as you enter restaraunts. You don't have to eat in the buffet or the "pay as you enter restaurants", you can eat in the MDR, the buffet, the Pizza Place, etc..

If you're not drinking alcohol, eating in the specialty restaurants, doing excursions, buying "stuff" onboard, you should be fine with a $500.00 cash deposit which you'll be asked for as you board.

I hope you and your DW have a great cruise,
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