How Would You Spend $1000 on a Cruise Ship?


We started this discussion last night on our Facebook page, and it's been a popular one so I thought we'd continue it here: 

If you had $1000 to spend onboard your favorite cruise ship, what would you do with it? 


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10 Answers

Only $ 1,000.00 ? It would depend on the length of the cruise. If it was a 4 night cruise or a 14 night cruise would depend how I'd spend. On a 4 night cruise you would have to burn through it quick, On a 14 night cruise $ 1,000.00 would not go to far with tips being $175.00 of it and my bar tab would be big chunk of it, Dinner in the Steak House, a trip to the Spa and excursion and poof 1K is long gone. On a 4 night cruise with an extra 1k, I'd see if I could get cabin upgraded to a suite, Hit the spa and book an excursions, tips and can not forget the bar tab.

I have spent over 1K myself on a 7 night cruise many times, on the 14 night cruises it can hurt to see the bill at the end. I try not to look at the bill every day because then I stop thinking vacation mode and I go back to thinking responsible mode. Responsible mode can ruin a good vacation.

On the two long cruises Monique and I have been on, the $1000.00 does not cover the bar bill. On the Seven Day Bermuda, it covers the bar bill for Monique, myself, and my the one night where we tasted scotch....lots of scotch...Wink

I would spend it on those shore excursions that are extremely expensive.

I agree that $1000 is easily spent while on a cruise ship. I would first book some shore excursions, sign up for a wine package and make a few reservations in the specialty restaurants. Beyond that, I would make a purchases in the shops on board. If the ship had a charity event, I would contribute generously to that. There goes the $1000. I don't think that we ever received $1000 for onboard credit. The most that I remember is $850.

A future cruise voucher....& RED Wink

I'd spend a day or more in the spa, esp on Celebrity.

If it was extra money I'd use it for shore excursions and an evening at a specialty restaurant. Maybe a splurge in the shops,

On my last cruise, between me and my wife, we had $998 OBC. After buying two future cruise credits ($100 each) we still cashed out about $150.

We had no temptation to go to the specialty restaurants, as the MDR was outstanding.

We did by some of that fine jewelry on the $10 table, though. Also, the bar tab cut into it a bit, as well as a bottle of tequila from the gift shop.

On further consideration, I think I might want to buy a nice piece of jewelry... at least I would look a bit more seriously at it.

JusMe... maybe you can adopt me? Honestly, I may have spent over 1K onboard if I was in the spa a lot more than usual... but can count that on one hand.


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