The credit is good for anything you put on your sign/sail card, purchases, excursions, tips, etc. I love starting a cruise with some credit. Just keep an eye on what you charge, so you know where you are and how much is left.
OBC's that are "given" to you as part of a promotion such as NCL's, Wave, promotion usually cannot be used for gratuities or casino. I.E. You can't use it like "cash".
If it is an OBC that has been actually paid for (You gave extra money, in some way, to get: Refund or Bon voyage credit) then you can use it for anything.
These credits will be displayed on your onboard account as "non-refundable credit" (The one you can't use for casino or gratuities.) or "refundable credit" (These are the ones that can be used for anything and if there is credit leftover, it will be either credited to your credit card or you will receive a check at the end of the cruise.
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In 05, on the Zuiderdam we has a generous OBC...we were told at the time it could not be used for gratuities..but in fact, they did deduct them off our bill...check when you board just to be sure......maybe things have changed
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