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Old August 13th, 2010, 02:12 AM
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Default Keep your Costs down.... good luck

Well, a lot of great advice here and`its like a spreadsheet as to what would you do differently.

If all you want to do is cruise with minimal expense then you could find some friends to book an `Inside Cabin ` as they pay the standard rate with you and your wife as the 3rd and fourth passenger who pay the reduced rate.
That way it will be like camping when you were teenagers in the same tent. All cozy and warm. Cabin daily tip charge though is still the same.
Then we have these items;
- No hard drinking includes bottled water, juices, colas, beer
- No Specialty restaurants
- No Casino
- No Spa Service
- No Ship store purchases
- No Ship tours or Shore tours
- No Art purchases
- No Shore purchases
- No Ship Photos
- No Bingo
- No Non Free courses on the ship
- No Wine tasty
- No Bathrobe purchases
- No Cabin room meals if a service charge is expected
- No Laundry service or self laundry
- No Formal Night rentals
- No exercise classes if charged

You get the picture..

I`m quite sure you want a true Honeymoon and to spoil your wife who will of course spoil you in turn. Do some research on costs and place the monies aside for the trip and ensure you have a credit card with a zero balance. Just kidding

Have a great trip
In our case we went from about $800 to $1,600 a trip in shipboard expenses but the majority was auto tips. wine , 2-3 liquors a day , tour a day, 1 - 2 photos, 1 spa and some ship store purchases.

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