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Hello Ladies..... 1st timers here

Last post 04/14/2017, 10:32 AM by Wrongway. 4 replies.
 
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Re: Hello Ladies..... 1st timers here

04/14/2017, 10:32 AM
Thank You Ladies for the feedback.  We are very excited and looking forward to meeting all of you and having a fabulous time.  

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Re: Hello Ladies..... 1st timers here

04/10/2017, 5:25 AM

Most International airports have places were you can exchange currency, not usually the best rate but enough for small purchases if you like... some larger banks depending on were you bank will arrange for some currency exchange & the ship often will make a currency exchange for you... so many options... I usually try to have at least a small amount of local currency... easier and often get a better price... hope this helps...

See you soon,

Cathie & Evelyn 

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Re: Hello Ladies..... 1st timers here

04/08/2017, 2:58 PM

I've never changed money on a cruise. On ship, any additional expenses (like alcohol or spa charges) will be put on your ship's account, which is charged in dollars. St. Croix and Puerto Rico won't be an issue--they're U.S. territories. Labadee is a private island, and I believe anything you buy there goes on your ship account (I haven't gone to any private islands, so if I'm wrong here, please correct me!) The Dominican Republic and St. Lucia, then, are the only places where your US dollar isn't the main currency (and they use different currencies from each other).

That being said, a lot of places that are cruise stops will have things priced in dollars as well as the local currency. If I buy anything, I generally use my credit card, which gets the best exchange rate available. If you choose to go that route, be sure to notify your credit card company that you'll be traveling so they don't reject a valid charge! If you want to do something that absolutely requires local cash, you can almost always find an ATM where you can withdraw a small amount to get you by for that one day. And it has the same exchange rate advantage (but the same reminder to tell your bank you're going to be there!)

Don't stress--you're going to have a fabulous time! 

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Re: Hello Ladies..... 1st timers here

04/07/2017, 1:29 PM

Typically you don't have to worry about it.  Most places accept US dollars or make the exchange on your credit card.

Welcome aboard! 

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Hello Ladies..... 1st timers here

04/06/2017, 12:51 AM
Hi... Does anyone know about currency exchange?  We have never been on a cruise and unsure about how to exchange $ or if we need to.. TY.

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