Hamilton - Answered a Question by Woods (14 Jun 19 12:07)

Having visited the fjords recently, we were advised to just use your card as it is widely used for everything even buying tea/coffee. Not many places will accept euro and it will not be a good exchange rate.Do not buy any money on ship as rate will be abysmal. We took no local cash at all and it worked wonderfully. First cruise that we have never taken any currency!

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Ashworth - replied to Hamilton (14 Jun 19 15:37)

We took a Revolut card loaded in sterling and as we spent money it converted into the local currency at a very good rate. We use this in the USA as well. Better exchange rate than at home.

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Smith - Answered a Question by Woods (14 Jun 19 19:22)

Norwegian Krone.

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Hunter - Answered a Question by Woods (16 Jun 19 18:53)

The vast majority of places in Norway take card payments, even for a coffee. Yes, take a few Norwegian Krona, but don’t get it on the ship unless you want to get poor exchange rates. It is often far better to withdraw money in port from an ATM, where you will get interbank rates and the choice of accepting their own exchange rates or letting your own bank do it. Depending on your bank, you may or may not be charged a foreign currency transaction fee, but even so it is usually cheaper than exchanging onboard. Yes, they will take Euros, dollars, etc, but again expect it to be at a poor exchange rate.

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Jewer - Answered a Question by Woods (22 Jun 19 00:51)

I have used both but always get it before you go onto the ship, not on the ship.

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Lucas - Answered a Question by Woods (22 Jun 19 09:19)

I would advise you to take some Norwegian Krone for small purchases. However, credit and debit cards are accepted virtually everywhere, so a credit card will also be useful, particulkarly if you have a card that does not charge extra fees.

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Woods - replied to Lucas (27 Jun 19 09:14)

Thank you very much for your advice. Now thinking we'll take some Krone and have credit card as a back up.

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Smith - Answered a Question by Woods (26 Jun 19 22:15)

Take Norwegian Krone.

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Green - Answered a Question by Woods (05 Jul 19 20:33)

Just came back from a Norwegian Cruise, stopping in 4 ports. I didn’t buy any krone (and they had none on the ship - they don’t go in for a lot of currency exchange anymore). Used my credit card in Norway for all purchases (even postcards) with no problem. They also took US $ and Euros but, unless you are going to be staying on land in Norway for some time, I’d advise just using your credit card.

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