macro - Answered a Question by Brown (15 Sep 08 09:20)

Taking out cash on a credit card is the worst thing to do as you are charged heavily. To see what your charges are look them up on the web or give them a call. It is much cheaper to use a debit card in an ATM which is very easy in the caribbean or madeira. You are only charged the current exchange rate and should not have a charge of min £2.50 for getting cash on your credit card. I have a Nationwide account which has no charges for use abroad on their debit or credit card. I keep this for use only abroad and put money into the account before we go. That way your main account is safe from any fraud and you always have this account to fall back on if cards on the nationwide one have to be cancelled etc. For more travel money tips go to the free site www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel and click on the easy to follow links. This is the site I took the advice from and it was good advice !! You can often see Martin on GMTV, Breakfast and he has a show on CH5. Have a lovely holiday. (Ps. use your credit card to buy any holiday /transport/travel as it offers protection. Also check your insurance carefully).

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
BLYTH - Answered a Question by Brown (14 Sep 08 15:11)

For Madeira the euro and or credit cards, but it is handy to have some cash for smaller items. The Caribbean best use US dollars and a credit card given the rate of exchange £ against $ at the moment. You could for safety reasons take your dollars as traveller cheques which you can cash on the ship at no cost for paper dollars.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Reduced! 5* Dubai, Goa & Indian Ocean

    Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Constellation - 06 Dec 2017 - 13nts

    Abu Dhabi : Goa : Mumbai (overnight) : Muscat : Dubai (Overnight) : Abu Dhabi

    Now from £979p

    • Return Manchester Flights
    • FREE Drinks for Oceanview & above
    • $300 FREE Onboard Spend for Oceanview & above

    View Our Latest Celebrity Cruises >>


  • EXCLUSIVE - Half Term Cruise with FREE Drinks

    Thomson Cruises - TUI Discovery 2 - 27 Oct 2017 - 7nts

    Santa Cruz (Tenerife) : Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) : Arrecife (Lanzarote) : Agadir (Morocco) : Funchal (Madeira) : Santa Cruz De Le Palma : Santa Cruz

    Now from £699pp Was £849pp

    • Exclusive Low Price Just Released! - Family of 3 from £2095!

    • Includes Flights From Stansted, Luton, Newcastle, Bournemouth & Exeter

    • FREE Upgrade to All Inclusive!

    Click To View All Thomson Regional Flights >>


  • The Cheapest 2018 Southampton Cruise We've Ever Seen

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 2nd or 9th Apr 2018 - 7nts

    Southampton : Paris (Le Havre) : Bruges : Amsterdam : Hamburg : Southampton

    Now from £429pp Was £849pp

    • Only 10 Cabins Available On Each Date

    • Available Apr 18 - Oct 18

    Click to View More Exclusive MSC Cruises >>

Show More Deals