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Setter - Answered a Question by Neil & Ida Down (27 Oct 08 15:25)

Oh you clever little bunny!!!Cynthia.

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to Setter (27 Oct 08 20:15)

I am liking you more and more Cynthia!!! As you say down the "proper job" . ... Neil.

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Buckley - Answered a Question by Neil & Ida Down (27 Oct 08 17:07)

Just having thoughts on the same lines this exchange rate will effect what we pay in tips and drinks it may eventually up the cost of a cruise from US cruise companies P&O may be pleased ?

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a - Answered a Question by Neil & Ida Down (27 Oct 08 18:15)

...and as much as I hate to mention the 't' word on this site, it is actually better to prepay the tips as they are 'locked in' at a specific exchagne rate that is currently beneficial to you. Let me explain: 7n tip is £36.85pp on RCI when you prepay. If not prepaid you are recommended to pay $9.75pd ( $68.25). At current exchange rates this is £45.50 - so therefore you are paying £8.65pp more when you wait till your cruise to pay. Multiply this by 4 people in the family, or by a 14n cruise in stead and this becomes a considerable sum. No flaming please, this is just the facts and another tip to 'save' money.

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phillips - replied to a (27 Oct 08 21:00)

We have been lucky that we have bought gifts on princees which goes straight on to o b c and were given a very good rate also we read this page and took the advise to buy thomos cook travel cheques in dollars when the exchange rate was good and we had some spare cash. thank goodness I saw this otherwise it would be a bit tight on the cruise. you have to spend the gifts obc so we will be doing princess trips this year.

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