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Jan 4th 2011 2:18AM I have been on 5 cruises and I we have never spent for two people more then the cruise. If you spend $800.00 each ( that is what I paid for my last cruise for a room with a balcony) on board, when food and juices, tea and water
( all except pop & alcoholic drinks) are free! We are not "big drinkers". However this list of what a cruise line won't tell you is stupid. You don't bring on your own TP. It is a floating city with a specific system. I have never noticed that the TP is any different then a hotel or store's TP. I have been lucky and never had to visit the medical area, so no problems with any dental or accidents. Never had a situation where I could be kicked off or anyone in my "party" however if everyone acts like a normal person you will be ok. I usually do go to the spa I just wait to see the specials but I wouldn't spend $200 in the spa. I always have my pedicure & manicure done before I leave. I do always spend to much on pictures but I want to have the picture for memories! Also on Carnival I was able to see the excursions and booked before the cruise and saved money. However I don't recommend doing a "no cruise sponsored" excursions for two reasons. 1 because people have lost there money if it is canceled due to rain or other situations. 2 the cruise will not have contact with them. If they are late getting back the boat won't know and you can get left behind and it will be your cost if the boat leaves without you. Also It is safer to stay with company's the cruise line works with because you don't know what can happen.
Our last cruise had over 30 people with the oldest being a great aunt who was 84 years old at the time and never been before and since has planned another cruise.
Mr. Owen , You sound like you don't like cruises and you have stock in an on land resort. This list doesn't even make since at all.
May 14th 2010 3:32PM I am a stay at home mom. We choose to live in a smaller house, not drive new cars, and I shop for want we need as a family not what I want. I know there are family's that HAVE to work to survive. However, many working mom & dads choose to both work instead of choosing to raising their children. This is not the only article ever to talk about the effects of daycare on children. I have seen for myself children who are in daycare tend (not always) to lie more and try harder to get attention from their parents! Children need time with their parents. When you child spends more time at Daycare then with you, how can you say you are raising them? Your not. I know working moms. I have a single mother as a friend who HAS to work then I have a working mother as a friend who does not have to work for money.She chooses to work because she doesn't want to stay home. Staying home is a choice of no income, no vacation days, no personal days and no 401K. However raising my children is the best job and the benefits.
So if you live in a BIG home, with NEW Cars, the NEW fancy cell phone with internet and gadgets then don't say I HAVE to work. Because it is a lie. It is all about living as a family and not about "being the jones"