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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:22 PM
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I've never had an OBC before, but we have one this time. What can they be used for. Does it just ofset what you spend like excursions, drinks, bingo, or do they have to be spent on specific items? Also if we book another cruise while onboard what do they offer you?

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Hi Jackie, the OBC (which is normally a 'use it or lose it' benefit) can be used for just about anything you want - some lines won't let you use it against tips, Spa treatments or Art Auctions, but Princess seem happy for you to use it anything except medical bills & the casino. Just double check with the front desk on the first day or so.

Take printed evidence of the OBC & check with the front desk that it is showing on your account, we have had to chase it in the past.

As for Future Cruises, it's been a couple of years since we registered any, but I don't think anything has changed. They sometime have incentives for booking on board, but we've always taken the other option ..... If there is nothing that grabs you, but you know you will cruise with Princess again within 4 years, you can put down a deposit (not sure if it refundable if it's not used) with the Future Cruise Office, and they give you a letter confirming the registration. Then when you book, you use that reference number to claim your deposit back & get the benfits of a reduced deposit for the cruise & more OBC - up to $150 depending on the length of cruise.
See Cruise Travel Tips : During Your Cruise : Princess Cruises : Princess Cruises for more details.

Hope this is useful, have a wonderful time on board.

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Old February 11th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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on RCCL my past on board credit i was able to use on drink's, spa, and shirts and logo item's. I will say that it took a couple day's for my on board credit's to show up on my account on the TV.
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