Neil Down - Answered a Question by witton (28 Jul 08 23:27)

The answer is yes but I have a question, why would you want too, have you a surplus amount of US dollars that you want to use up ... or what? Just curious I suppose. The cheapest way to settle your account is with a credit card like the Nationwide or The Post Office which, providing you insist that they charge you in US dollars and do not let them convert it, offers a really good rate of exchange. The other proviso is that you clear the card of any outstanding amount when it is due and not owe anything on it as the APR is big, that's how they can afford to give such a good deal. Hope that is not too invasive and gives you some extra information. ....Neil .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilba - Answered a Question by witton (29 Jul 08 06:32)

If I can add further to Neil's response. To pay in cash on any cruise ship you pay at the pursers desk, & on the last morning of every cruise there is an extremely long queue of people with a multitude reasons for being there. If you are booked on arranged transport &/or need to be off at a certain time, I can't think of a worse way of spending the last hours on a cruise ship.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
David Powell - Answered a Question by witton (29 Jul 08 18:46)

If you really want to pay your account with US dollars you can do this at anytime at the reception desk. You can usually check your onboard account on the stateroom tv. As Wilba has said there are usually long queues especially on a ship like Grand Princess with the number of passengers she carries, so try and pick a quiet moment, perhaps when passing. David Powell travel journalist.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
witton - replied to David Powell (03 Aug 08 09:42)

Thank you for the advise. We intend to tacke American Travellers Cheques because we are travelling pre and post cruise.We thought we would practically settle the account perhaps the morning before the end of the cruise with what we had left and leave anything outstanding to be settled by credit card.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
David Powell - replied to witton (04 Aug 08 10:12)

Hi yes I've done that, you can pay off all or part of your account in cash or travellers cheques, they'll give you a receipt and it will immediately come off your account which you can normally view on your stateroom tv have a good cruise - David.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Zara Kelly's blog

Friendliest Countries in the World

By Zara Kelly

The inspiration for this blog comes from some clients who are travelling to Sri Lanka on holiday this year. I visited the pearl in the Indian Ocean a few years ago, and was blown away by how friendly the country is happy to chat to strangers about spices through to cricket, a passion there!I think speaking to locals give you a real insight into the destination. Other than Sri Lanka, the friendliest place I have been to is Japan, where people will literally stop you in the street if you look ...

Read More

May 22 2017 08:20:02:000AM


Fred To Enter The River Market

By Camilla Edwards

Camilla Edwards's blog

Fred Olsen have long been one of my favourite cruise lines, Braemar was the first ship I ever did a ” proper cruise”. When I say proper I mean not a mini cruise or ship visit as it was a 14 night Canary Islands sailing.In the last couple of years Braemar has been one of the lines ships that have started to do river cruising. Although in reality it is not really totally river cruising as the ships have been sailing from a UK port – Dover or Southampton.German Waterways sails ...

Read More

May 22 2017 05:10:46:000PM

Thrown off a cruise for having...

By Betsy Davies

Betsy Davies's blog

A 83 year old couple were recently enjoying a cruise on the most luxurious ship ever built, until a day before the end of their cruise their dream holiday turned to hell.The female passenger had dementia and woke in a panic from a nightmare in the early hours of the morning, unable to calm her down her husband called for assistance. Shortly after their cabin filled up with several people including the doctor and nurse and security who shouted at the elderly lady to Keep quiet.The doctor ga...

Read More

May 19 2017 12:48:57:000PM