With that Transatlantic cruise all your European ports accept the Euro so take what you think you will need to spend ashore, remembering that if you intend to do your own thing then you must budget for that, the ship's tours can be paid for on you ship's account and therefore in sterling. The remaining ports will all accept the US $. If you intend to go to the states or the Caribbean again, and can afford to, buy US Travellers Cheques as the rate is so good at the moment. If you don't want that and you haven't got one get a Natiowide credit card and use the abroad. There is no commission and the rate of exchange on foreign currency is always very good. I think that Ocean Village (P&O ) uses UK pounds but most other cruise lines have the US dollar as the main currency those will not charge for changing US TCs but OV and P&O will. You can buy Euros and Dollars onboard but at their rate. Bit muddled but I hope you understand ...Neil Dow.
Think that Travellers cheques are very old fashioned and not quite as user friendly as they used to be, People have reported having great difficulty in cashing them in some ports. So just take your ATM card and take out cash as needed. Put large expenses on your credit card as usual to take advantage of the best exchange rate.
You can get all cash for all parts of you trip on the ship
If you use your ATM cards you may be charged for using it.
Does anybody still use travellers cheques? ATM card is by far the best and one from the Nationwide BS is better as there is no currency surcharge, same for there credit cards.Worth taking some US Dollars or Euros depending on where you will be cruising, but travellers cheques are a non no.
If you are going to the Meditteranean most countries use the Euro, if it is the Caribbean then most places accept the US dollar. I advise you to take a small amount of cash euro or US dollar as appropriate and otherwise rely on your credit card/atm card. Travellers cheques are a pain. Also consider some sterling which you can exchange for foreign currency if needed - many ports have a bureau de change right by the pier o a local bank will set up a currency exchange booth.
I agree...we have traveled all over the world and I use my ATM debit card everywherte. You get the official government rate of exchange and only pay a small transaction fee.
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