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Old October 20th, 2012, 12:56 AM
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We are going on the Crown Princess and will have a $100 shareholder OBC and also $135 OBC from our web based agent. Can we use the OBC to pay for the daily tips (the $12.00 or so per day per person). If we cannot use the OBC for that, can we get the money back at the end of the cruise?
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We are going on the Crown Princess and will have a $100 shareholder OBC and also $135 OBC from our web based agent. Can we use the OBC to pay for the daily tips (the $12.00 or so per day per person). If we cannot use the OBC for that, can we get the money back at the end of the cruise?
Both of your OBCs are credits to your account from which they deduct any charges & you would not get any leftover OBC at the end of the cruise because they're complimentary & not purchased by you.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 01:05 AM
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We are going on the Crown Princess and will have a $100 shareholder OBC and also $135 OBC from our web based agent. Can we use the OBC to pay for the daily tips (the $12.00 or so per day per person). If we cannot use the OBC for that, can we get the money back at the end of the cruise?
Your onboard folio is a simple debit/credit system. You'll start with a $235 credit and everything charged to your folio will be deducted from that until it reaches $0 and starts accumulating a balance due. It doesn't matter whether the charge is your tip, tours, drinks, t-shirts, etc. The source of your credit matters only if you have so much credit at the end of the cruise you have some left over. I seriously doubt that'll be the case for you.
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You'll start with a $235 credit and everything charged to your folio will be deducted from that until it reaches $0 and starts accumulating a balance due.
The stockholder OBC will have 100% of it posted to one of your onboard accounts and 0% to the spouse's account.

The TA's OBC may be divided up between the accounts depending how the TA wanted it done.

If the charges from both of your accounts will go to the same charge card at the end of the voyage, then the two accounts will be combined at the end of the cruise. This means if there was some unused OBC on one account, it can be used up by the money owed on the other account.
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We are going on the Crown Princess and will have a $100 shareholder OBC and also $135 OBC from our web based agent. Can we use the OBC to pay for the daily tips (the $12.00 or so per day per person). If we cannot use the OBC for that, can we get the money back at the end of the cruise?
I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that the shareholder OBC cannot be applied to tips/gratuities. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 01:58 AM
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I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that the shareholder OBC cannot be applied to tips/gratuities. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Consider yourself corrected. OBCs can be used for anything charged to your folio, including tip/gratuities.
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I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere that the shareholder OBC cannot be applied to tips/gratuities. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes, it does say that somewhere, BUT it works the way Pam said.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 02:22 AM
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Yes, it does say that somewhere, BUT it works the way Pam said.
I thought so... I looked it up on the Princess website and it directed me to http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....l-sharebenefit and a PDF file that says it cannot be used for casino credits/charges or gratuities. Good to know that they can actually be used for anything though. Thanks!
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Talk about good service!! So many nice people to answer our questions on these sites. Thanks for everyone who replied to my question about the OBC and gratuities etc. Glad to know the answer.

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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Your onboard folio is a simple debit/credit system. You'll start with a $235 credit and everything charged to your folio will be deducted from that until it reaches $0 and starts accumulating a balance due. It doesn't matter whether the charge is your tip, tours, drinks, t-shirts, etc. The source of your credit matters only if you have so much credit at the end of the cruise you have some left over. I seriously doubt that'll be the case for you.
Thank you Pam for such an excellent reply and so detailed. All my questions are answered. Thank you also to the others who replied also. So many nice people on these boards to help.

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