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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Default Onboard charges? NCL Spirit

Hi everyone.
New to the forum and I am awaiting my first ever cruise onboard the Norwegian Spirit May 28th. I have been reading through the forum and websites trying to get reviews / comments etc.. on this particular vessel and have many questions that I can't seem to find answers to.
If anyone has travelled on the Spirit lately, some input would be so much appreciatted.
Does the Spirit have an ATM machine? For getting USA cash to shop at the ports.
Are there *many* hidden costs that a traveler should be aware of? eg: I just read that NCL adds 10.00 per person per day to your onboard account for gratuity/services?
Pier parking in NYC..How much? I have been givin 3 different prices so far ranging from 10.00 to 25.00 per day.

Aside from the casino, drinks ( alcoholic & non-alcoholic ) and the *premium restaurants*, what other costs should be factored into this trip.

I have yet to get my package from NCL yet which hopefuly will give me more info. But I'm going to rely on educated cruisers to hopefully fill in the blanks with real time information.
I'm traveling with an 15 year old son who will probably be stuck in the video arcade 75% of the time. So he's no worry.

What I'm trying to figure out is how much is a good sum to take in a ball park figure maybe?
Cruise cost: 2400.00 US ( already paid for )
Shore Excursions: 420.00 US ( Applied to onboard account aparently )
Hotel In Rutherford NJ 210.00 US.

Total so far is almost 3000.00 US and I haven't even left yet...lol

Would 2000.00 US be enough for onboard account?
Any help / input would be greatful, I don't want to get surprise charges at the end of a cruise. Not hard to tell I'm a first time cruiser :-)

Dave
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