Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Disney
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 15th, 2013, 05:09 PM
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Default Onboard Expenses

We just booked our first Disney cruise that sails in 3 weeks, gasp, for my son's 7th birthday. We do not use credit and I am trying to budget what we will need to have applied before hand for onboard credit. I have an idea of what we will spend on excursions and tipping but what are other onboard costs that I need to plan for? I know that sodas are free if I order in the proper areas but what are the general costs for alcholic beverages and photos? What about photo packages? Are arcade games also applied to our onboard account or do I need to bring $$ for that and what is a reasonable amount? Other than the gift shop and the things listed above, are their any other costs that are not covered in our fare that I need to consider?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 16th, 2013, 12:33 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Fremont CA
Posts: 201

Ok I'll do my best with your questions...

Alcohol is reasonable and comparable to bar prices. 8 Bucks for a mixed drink as I remember. Premium drinks can be more. I'm not a beer guy so I cant say how much they run.

Arcade games are applied or paid for with your sail and sign card. You use your sail and sign to purchase a game card that tracks how much credit you have.
My daughter and I spend about 10-20 dollars a sea day in the arcade each.

If you like to treat yourself to Spa Treatments etc.. these can be pricy but my wife really enjoys her massage. I want to say it was 300.

The Palo, you should try it, was I think 30 bucks each extra, adults only.

Have a great cruise!

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 21st, 2013, 08:38 PM
AF1 AF1 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,295
Send a message via MSN to AF1

Agree with above post. Specialty resturant, spa treatments, booze, are all extra. Food, soda onboard entertainment is priced already. Gift shop, even if u need band aids aspirin or something like that; oh I almost forgot, pictures. Photographs will be taken all over the ship and on the private island. And they are sold by a package price or individual.
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99

Go Reds
Reply With Quote


cruise, disney, expenses, onboard

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RCI Gives All Onboard Expenses to US Customs! DiamondMember Royal Caribbean International 1 March 11th, 2007 01:21 AM
Added expenses zorina Family Cruising 17 January 6th, 2005 07:08 PM
onboard expenses Cin Carnival Cruise Lines 2 May 26th, 2004 07:57 AM
Paying for onboard expenses Shelli Alaska 4 August 12th, 2002 01:02 AM
Extra Expenses Naranja Travel Gripes! 2 April 12th, 2002 11:17 AM

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 02:49 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1