I think Berlitz was having a senior moment when he wrote that! Regards.
All RCCI cruises price, and charge, in $US. But as all charges are added to your "sea pass" card it does not really matter. No where on board accepts cash. It is worth checking with your credit card provider what their charges for currency conversion are as your sea pass is normally settled in $US. Best deal I have found is with a Nationwide credit card. Hope this helps
Thanks Peter. That ties in with what I thought. I know that all charges are made to your seapss card and was fairly certain that it was always in dollars, but was confused when I read in the Berlitz guide that the RCI ships cruising from UK charged in sterling. Obviously that would be good, if it were true, as there would be no exchange rates and you would know exactly how much you were spending.
Does this mean you need dollars to tip room service or can you use sterling?
They accept any hard currency, after all its free !!
Any tip in any currency is always greatly received. Most of the staff seem to prefer
$US as they know what that is worth in their own currency. We have tipped in $US
$AUS and sterling and no one minded. With RCCI a lot of prople pre-pay gratuities,
check your booking to see if you have.
I will give everyone a tip !! keep check of your account on the tv in your cabin , we cruised recently and kept finding items added on ie mini bar when we hadent used it !! others on board also reported items added on as well
i also added extra tips on bills in casino to waitress and afterwards even when i had not added it on they still appeared !!!
so do watch out and report it stright away !
one passenger found $500 had been added to her account !
and the one to beat all ! halfway into the cruise we paid $600 off our account to find that it had not been deducted but added ! ench account now read $1200 so do watch out you have been warned !