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Been looking at how much we will need to spend per day per person, as this is my honeymoon, we dont want to be tight but not made of money either, any advise.

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I like to budget about $100 per person per day for the "loose end" extra that add up during a cruise.
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We use $700 per 7 day cruise not counting excursions or spa expenses.
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was that $700 each or between you, thankyou for repling
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We always budget more than we need and always come home with money! (AND sometimes MORE if i get on a hot streak in the casino!)

For our 12 day cruise on Explorer, i think we brought $1000 in Travelers cheques and a few hundred in cash for cabs, extra tips for the crew, tips for the porters and such, and for use in port.

We had a bunch of OBC since we were on the 1st cruise after the broken propellor...i think our balance that we paid was about 200 bucks and we used the TCs to pay that off.

We charged a deposit to our CC for another cruise....I would say we came home with about 400-500 in TCs that we used afterwards. Still have about 100 bucks left!

You won't need much cash on the ship unless you gamble or want to pay your seapass in cash.

Whatever you do, do NOT get prepaid Gift Cards or travelers cheque plastic cards as RCCL will NOT accept them onboard. (even says so in teh docs!)
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Twice the $ and half the clothes is what I tell my clients ;>)
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Twice the $ and half the clothes is what I tell my clients ;>)

And not too many shoes!
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That is $700 for two of us. More specifically, on board charges only excluding excursions and spa charges.
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In the past I've been able to cash travelers checks onboard. Has this changed??
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nope...you can still cash them-no prob!

but don't get those plastic Trav Cheque cards..>>RCCL does not accewpt them...nor can you use like visa/MC gift cards either...
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Think about what you would probably spend money on. Do either of you like to gamble? Do you see yourselves sipping festive cocktails all day? Are either one of you into spa treatments? Surf the RCI website to see prices on excursions and/or spa treatments for your ship and ask yourself, do either one of us see ourselves doing this?

When I went on my first cruise, I did allow myself a daily budget of $100 beyond the two excursions I booked ahead of time. I used most of the first day's budget to reserve the Round Trip shuttle with the cruise line. That left me about $50 for that evening's drinks (I didn't spend all that). I also realized that the last day on the ship meant no time for spending money, so that was one less day in the budget. I don't gamble so that wasn't a concern in my budget. So I really budgeted myself for $600 and that included gratuities, the $99 pass to the sauna and heated tile loungers and lots of drinks. Lots of drinks . I didn't end up spending all that money--more like $450 by the time I tallied up my receipts at home.

So figure out where you see your money going, do some research and plan accordingly.
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I always end up spending $1200 for two people on a 7day cruise
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Except for any shopping you may do, you can really get your budget almost exact. You know your cruise cost, your excursion costs, figure in how much you drink, your transportation to the ship, pre-night hotel. I am thinking that you may be in the early stages of planning and looking ball park -- but really once the decision is made, you can find the prices of everything on line (drinks, wine) and then just add them up.
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Thanks again for the replys, cant wait now, just didnt think it would cost as much .
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