Posted April 8th, 2012, 02:14 AM
We dont need to scrimp on spendings as we always factor into a holiday the total cost But
Being a frequent traveller from a young age has taught me to economize from a young age so its hard to get out of it now
I have to smuggle on board booze even though I only drink beer,my partner drinks the vodka though and it saves a small fortune,if she had to pay the on board price she wouldnt drink but I would,so no loss to the cruise line,in actual fact they gain the price of the soda because she only drinks plain water if not drinking alcohol.
We bring our own Lanyards from a $1 shop.
We always go back to the ship to eat,why pay more for what you have already paid for?
Take a bottle of water on board and re fill from the dispenser
Take large thermal mugs so I can carry 2 hot drinks to the cabin and save on room service.
Buy cheap snorkelling gear from (in Australia Target or K mart) and leave on board and its still cheaper than hiring on board.
Take smuggled Vodka everywhere on the ship in a small water bottle and only order soda (even if it means a trip to the rest room to be able to mix it)
We usually cruise with other couples so have combo shots of on board photos, then buy one set and have then copied at home (big saving and better than not getting them)
I do however draw the line at taking photos of the on board photos but have seen many doing it.