Except for #7 (tipping the cute waiter), I think that all your ideas sound super! We're expecting a cozy tax refund in Feb. or Mar., and we're sinking the whole thing (and a bit more) into our Baltic cruise (London R/T) next summer. We like to think of our income taxes as "entertainment taxes" (when Uncle Sam gives some back to us). Go for it!
Baltic Sea, Aug.'04