Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > First-Time Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

First-Time Cruisers Novices ask here & No question is too silly!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 7th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Default What is shipboard credit used for?

Hello!

A first cruise that I'm interested in offers $100 shipboard credit per cabin.

What can shipboard credit be used for? What CAN'T it be used for? I don't plan on buying a lot of cocktails, souvenirs or spa treatments. Is it used for anything else? Excursions? Gratuities?

Thanks!
Ann
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 8th, 2009, 08:26 AM
dina's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 7,431
Default

Your credit is basically money to your account up front on whatever you decided to put on your ship account. Just think of it as $100 off of the total of your onboard bill.
__________________
Carolin


Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.


Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 8th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Default

Thank you for replying!

I'm so green about cruises that I don't really know what kind of things you would need to pay for on a ship.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old January 9th, 2009, 08:23 AM
dina's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 7,431
Default

You'll pay for all the little extras.

automatic tipping added to your S&S account $10 per day per person in your cabin
photos off of the photo gallery
all cocktails
all sodas
speciality coffees (regular coffee free)
spa services
classes
casino (a given)
bingo
etc...
__________________
Carolin


Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.


Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old January 9th, 2009, 08:58 AM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Default

Thanks Carolin! Definite food for thought.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 9th, 2009, 11:16 AM
dina's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 7,431
Default

Your welcome. Oh yeah.. one more biggie.

excrusions you definitely pay for. I tend to go on my own if I can but a lot of people are not comfortable with that. They can get pricy.
__________________
Carolin


Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.


Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:47 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 31
Default

Carolin, are you familiar with Nassau, Freeport or Cape Canaveral excursions?

I'm concerned about my Dad's limited mobility. My hub and I would like to go to Kennedy Space Center but my folks have been there. They are thinking of just taking the Historic Cocoa Village shuttle. In Nassau, I would really like to go to Atlantis, but the excursion description warned that it involved a lot of walking so I don't know what would be good for my Dad in Nassau.

We would really like to do a "sea life" attraction. In Freeport, we were thinking of doing a glass bottom boat or the semi-sub. My concern here is mobility and size (250-300 pounds.) My Dad has a cane and a little stool that he carries with him, but I don't know how cramped these trips would be and I don't know whether or not they are worth it. I've been going through the forums to find suggestions about this but I haven't found much yet.

Thanks!
Ann
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
caribbean, carnival, celebrity, credit, credits, cruise, excursion, excurtions, for, gratuity, onboard, royal, ship, shipboard, valor

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shipboard credit Rudi Ask CruiseMates Staff 1 February 1st, 2005 01:26 PM
Shipboard credit Lenora Royal Caribbean International 5 October 9th, 2004 02:28 PM
SHIPBOARD CREDIT Patrick Welch Celebrity 9 September 5th, 2004 10:16 AM
Shipboard Credit Brent Royal Caribbean International 0 April 28th, 2004 01:33 PM
shipboard credit msp01 Carnival Cruise Lines 4 September 21st, 2002 09:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:05 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1