Several years back, I thought my $300.00 onboard credit, was fabulous, but, I know many of you have me beat by hundreds of sheckles.....What is the highest obc you have been lucky enough to receive,and, have you ever walked off a shop, not owing a dime?
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Our highest was $475, and I believe we owed $29 at the end of the 7-night cruise. We spent that $475 on lots of drinks, one specialty restaurant, and the "welcome aboard" pic. When we don't have an OBC, I don't even want to cruise!
The best I've had was on The Norwegian Jade, Baltic Cruise, a couple of years ago.
They had a sale going where you received $500 for booking a suite. We also had a $100 Latitudes credit a $200 credit from an issue on a previous cruise and a $150 OBC from our agent. This was a total $950. We spent every penny of it since most of it was non-refundable. I also believe that we had a final bill of a couple of hundred dollars because the largest part of the OBC could not be used for gratuities and casino.
The thing that sort of bothered me was that the "refundable" credits were used first and then the non-refundable credits were used.
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We had a cruise booked to Alaska on Princess. Two days before leaving TA called and asked if we'd (husband, sister in law, brother in law) be interested in moving to an inside cabin from a oceanview...and receive the cruise for FREE!! We jumped on that in a heartbeat. However, we didn't believe it would really happen. So when we boarded, we went straight to the purser's office/customer service and there is was on our credit cards. A credit for the entire cruise...plus an additional $400/couple for our "trouble". YEAH! AND....I won $250 in Blackout Bingo. So, we returned WITH $$ in our pockets!!
We received 200 for booking on board plus 200 for a slight issue on the previous cruise and another 200 for stockholders credit.
Since this was an 11 day cruise we spent all that and then some. Drinks in the bars, wine during dinner and a bit of shopping by Mrs. TM and a couple of ship's tours etc.
The main thing is that cruise and all our other cruise have been very pleasant.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
My highest shipboard credit was $1100 on a seven day Caribbean cruise this last January. Given that almost all excursions were included, I splurged with a flight to Tikal in Guatemala for a good chunk of the money.
Last year I was a cruise that was cancelled after we boarded in Athens. We had $600 shipboard credit. We were onboard for four nights until they could get us flights home. We had a couple bottles of Dom Perigon and some other premium wines.
We almost always have a zero balance (except for cash advance to get miles) on cruises when we walk off. In fact, we have actually converted the shipboard credit to cash a couple of times by having doctor's bills that we then got reimbursed by insurance.
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lmao Good for you John. I know you had a good time.
My biggest was a hundred bucks but I've only been on two cruises so far. I intend to get more.
We did! apart from getting 'Flu...but actually when you consider that was all our drinks, bottle of wine every night, all our trips, & as we could draw foreign currency against our account (P&O UK) all our cash too.
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