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    Pound v US Dollar.

    Hi all
    There are two interesting threads ongoing at the moment,,,,Drink prices and Tips.

    Over the last 7 days the Pound has dropped 5% against the US Dollar.
    As most cruise lines operate in US Dollars,,,,for British passengers this means drink prices and auto-grats have effectively increased.
    My last cruise on a US ship (Celebrity Eclipse) last year,i had the included drinks package,and my on board spend was only £27,,,,so wouldn't affect me much.

    Is this a good reason to go for the pre-paid A/I and pre pay auto tips.
    Or do you play the currency casino and hope the Pound goes up?

    Its 1.42$ to the pound now,,,how low would it have to go before it affected your decision to book a US ship,and book with P&O!!

    I bet one of you old guys remember $2 to the £.....the good old days eh!!
    JC
    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

    #2
    Hi JC

    i can't, but I'm sure you will remember 2/6 being known as "half a dollar". That was because many years ago, 5/- = $1

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      #3
      The cruise lines fix the rate for periods so when you do a UK or EU booking you may find the rate you get for your pre purchases is not as bad.

      My last NCL(Nov) I booked in Eur and with the way the rates moved I was getting over $1.85 for each £(spot rate was around 1.55) so got $2k OBC and did everything prepay I could, cashed out the OBC on the ship.

      If the $ships were getting bit pricey there is more than P&O to choose from.

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        #4
        Just reminded myself of a true story about a young man in Edinburgh a few years ago, who went into a pub and asked the barman for a pint of "eighty slash dash". Obviously he was not around in the pre-decimal era.

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          #5
          Originally posted by BigMac, Glasgow View Post
          Hi JC

          i can't, but I'm sure you will remember 2/6 being known as "half a dollar". That was because many years ago, 5/- = $1
          You can't remember,,,Yeh right!!
          Why wasn't 'five bob' know as a dollar then?
          JC
          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
            Hi all
            There are two interesting threads ongoing at the moment,,,,Drink prices and Tips.

            Over the last 7 days the Pound has dropped 5% against the US Dollar.
            As most cruise lines operate in US Dollars,,,,for British passengers this means drink prices and auto-grats have effectively increased.
            My last cruise on a US ship (Celebrity Eclipse) last year,i had the included drinks package,and my on board spend was only £27,,,,so wouldn't affect me much.

            Is this a good reason to go for the pre-paid A/I and pre pay auto tips.
            Or do you play the currency casino and hope the Pound goes up?

            Its 1.42$ to the pound now,,,how low would it have to go before it affected your decision to book a US ship,and book with P&O!!

            I bet one of you old guys remember $2 to the £.....the good old days eh!!
            JC
            This old biddy can certainly remember $2 -£1.
            We were in Florida and I bought an extra suitcase to accommodate all the shopping. Our US$ Tom Tom was around half UK£, then factor in the exchange rate...bargain.
            As for NYDJ, mega bargain. Ralph Lauren from the out let mall? Almost free [ish].

            That was March '08

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            Cruise holidays. Currency fluctuation has no effect on our cruise trips.

            Yet.
            Last edited by Mrs M; 22nd January 2016, 09:54 AM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
              I bet one of you old guys remember $2 to the £.....the good old days eh!!
              Not so old - March 2008!

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                #8
                As a young lad I am sure it was $4 to the pound then. Might be wrong a long time ago.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DUETTO, Staines View Post
                  As a young lad I am sure it was $4 to the pound then. Might be wrong a long time ago.
                  Hi Duetto.
                  Hope you are having a good time.
                  I was thinking of you when i wrote the topic........5% incease in on board spend on a WC?
                  One less cocktail a night i think.
                  JC
                  C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                  "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                    #10
                    Hi Mrs M
                    I only put the 'old guys' quip in to be mischievous....
                    Its one of those mornings.
                    JC
                    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                      Hi Mrs M
                      I only put the 'old guys' quip in to be mischievous....
                      Its one of those mornings.
                      JC
                      ...and I only replied with 'old biddy' in like mode because, as I think is totally obvious, I'm a youngster.







                      At heart!!!!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by DUETTO, Staines View Post
                        As a young lad I am sure it was $4 to the pound then. Might be wrong a long time ago.
                        I think you have to go back to the 1940s, so I don't remember that one!

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                          #13
                          This raises yet another Question & that is !! On top of paying for the Cruise how much do you actually pay onboard on top of that, A bargain Cruise price sometimes is more Expensive than a Cruise that does not give you incentives to book like O.B.C. /Drinks Packages ect. My last cruise 24 nights my onboard bill at the end of the Cruise was a hefty 19 U.S Cents
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                            Hi all


                            Its 1.42$ to the pound now,,,how low would it have to go before it affected your decision to book a US ship,and book with P&O!!

                            I bet one of you old guys remember $2 to the £.....the good old days eh!!
                            JC
                            1. A damn sight further that it is at the moment......

                            2. Yes and yes.


                            .......Neil

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                              5% incease in on board spend on a WC?
                              JC
                              Cunard charge for the toilet!!!!!!!!!!

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