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how do you pay for you cruise??

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by jorene, May 8, 2003.

  1. jorene

    jorene Guest

    We all LOVE to cruise, but how do we all earn the money to go??
    I am a hair dresser in so. california,luckily have been at the same salon for ever so I have a lot of great clients who must like to see me cruise cause I pay for our cruises with my tips ( the actual paycheck pays the bills!). My husband is a nurse, and I have met lots of nurses on these boards, with all the stress in that job you all need to cruise alot!!
    so how about you, what is it that you "do" to get yourself on a ship??
    always having fun Jo-rene
     
  2. PEB

    PEB Guest

    My wife is a nurse and I am a Computer Operator and Unix Administrator. We also have a small cruise only travel agency.
     
  3. My husband is a Firefighter, I'm a Ministry Assiatant and we own a 1 hour photo.
     
  4. Cruzman

    Cruzman Guest

    Being retired and not old enough to qualify for medicare benefits, I drive a school bus mainly for healthcare and other benefits. The pay, though meager, is entirely discretionary; guess what most of that money is used for.
     
  5. CruiseColl

    CruiseColl Guest

    My husband is an engineer and I am a stay at home mom, with a small cruise only agency as well.
     
  6. bOB

    bOB Guest

    Anybody wanna buy a watch...............................
     
  7. CruiseColl

    CruiseColl Guest

    bOB...LOL!!
     
  8. lizardstew

    lizardstew Guest

    I'm a paralegal and usually cruise with my mom, who runs a medical lab. Any bonus or additional $$ get in my paycheck goes into a secret savings account that I call my 'cruise fund'.
     
  9. Sara Lee

    Sara Lee Guest

    CHARGE IT
     
  10. luv2travel2

    luv2travel2 Guest

    LOL, Sara Lee............
     
  11. bikevegas

    bikevegas Guest

    My wife is a teacher and I work as a Business Mgr at a healthcare clinic. We got lucky and picked up a cleaning job at a local business, thats our cruise money! Jorene, my son is at the University of Alabama majoring in Nursing. Gald to see some males getting into the field! :AL:USA
     
  12. Shangrilq

    Shangrilq Guest

    Well I am a nurse and do "mystery shopping" and sell items on Ebay. Anyone want to buy my Easy,Healthy, Lowfat Cookbook or how about a weekend at Fairfield Resort in Nashville or anywhere else there is Fairfield resorts(within Us and NOT Las Vegas or Fl in summer)I am VIP Gold with Fairfield and can get you GREAT prices for weekends at Fairfield resorts and have more points than I can possibly use before the end of the year.
     
  13. Dan40

    Dan40 Guest

    Spending the kids inheritance on cruises.
    Dan
     
  14. lainie

    lainie Guest

    Dan!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm a Nurse and my husband works for a real estate investment firm / property management company. We also own some rental property. We plan ahead and budget for cruising, but we don't necessarily book early. Besides cruising, we don't really spend our $$$ on much else.

    Well, is there ANYTHING else worth spending $$$ on, anyway???????????????? :)

    lainie
     
  15. gamalin

    gamalin Guest

    Now with my monthly social security check. My husband can stop saying that he has to keep on working to support my cruising addiction!
     
  16. Gramma Ann

    Gramma Ann Guest

    I have money automatically put in to a credit union across town -- -- WAY across town!! No atm card, no checks, just get in the car and drive for about 45 min. Makes it easy to save and inconveient to spend. Works Great!!!!
     
  17. Sara Lee

    Sara Lee Guest

    I know a guy that owns a business takes employees on cruises by using a

    Trip Fund

    He sells hair products and has hairdressers and if they give like Clay packs to customers all the money that they all do from that one product , it is like a conditioning treatment , well they take all the money from that , which normally would be included in the pay of the individual hair dressers etc is put into a trip fund... It doesnt matter if one person does 50 and one person does 5 .. It is all towards a trip fund and then there is enough to take EVERYONE ON A CRUISE OR ANOTHER VACATION at LEAST ONCE A YEAR ..It gives the employees something to look forward to each year and also something to talk about to the customers ..
     
  18. Don

    Don Guest

    I'm a psychologist and my wife's a nurse. We put a little away from each of my wife's checks and that's our travel fund. Plus, I put all my loose change in a drawer and let it accumulate all year long. It will be $100 or so by the end of the year. We cruise in January, and that will be our gambling money. We have four grown kids and a lot of bills, but we our one splurge is a yearly cruise, which we've just done twice so far, but hope to keep it up until we're in the home. We refuse to charge the cruise, so it forces us to save, at least for that!
     
  19. jorene

    jorene Guest

    see, in just a few messages there are lots of nurses going on cruise vacations, seems like a majority so far, thats a hard job, you all have earned your trips.
    Like Don we dont charge our cruises and we also save all our spending money before we go too, that way we can do whatever we want without stressing out over what we spend, it is all vacation money and we can spend it all if we like. It works for us , but whatever it takes just have fun!!
    Jo-rene
     
  20. Hucc

    Hucc Guest

    kind of a nosey question! it's really none of your business how we pay for our trip

    now.... ask something nice :grin
     

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