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    #16
    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    You can't remember,,,Yeh right!!
    Why wasn't 'five bob' know as a dollar then?
    JC
    Actually, five bob was called a dollar (so I'm told). However, except for commemorative coins, crowns have not been around for decades, but half crowns, or half a dollar lasted into the seventies.

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      #17
      Luckily we have a drinks package and paid the grats for our next cruise so prices fixed since this time last year,
      We were in the USA when the rate was $2 to the pound .Prices already cheaper than UK and a great exchange rate .We were buying trainers on Marco Island and this German came with a suite case and asked the sales man to fill it with Nike Trainers,When asked what size he said any just any just fill it .
      Like spending monopoly money,and they were in an economic downturn the restaurants were so pleased to see you the waitress grabbed you as you walked in grateful to see someone who tipped....Taffy
      ​Taffy

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        #18
        Another issue that springs to mind is when you settle your onboard account do you advise the cruise line to charge your credit card in dollars or let the cruise line convert to pounds at their onboard rate. We always find that the onboard dollar rate is much lower than the current exchange rate. We always opt for the dollar charge to our credit card.

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          #19
          In 1985 the dollar and pound nearly touched parity. Shall we not panic yet? It would not make me change cruise lines.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Little Red Rouster, Lancaster View Post
            Another issue that springs to mind is when you settle your onboard account do you advise the cruise line to charge your credit card in dollars or let the cruise line convert to pounds at their onboard rate. We always find that the onboard dollar rate is much lower than the current exchange rate. We always opt for the dollar charge to our credit card.
            Hi LLR.
            I once got a better deal on P&O changing some £s to $s the exchange rate had dropped quite steeply as we crossed from Soton to the Caribbean ,according to the daily paper? but the exchange rate stayed the same on the ship for most of the cruise.
            Never happened again ...Taffy
            ​Taffy

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              #21
              A long time ago Princess had change machine where stick in £$€ and it would give you back of the other 2.

              The rate was loaded so $->£/€ was making the money, the reverse was just the inverse rather than loaded.
              Could put £ in get $ out take them to a UK bank and get more £ back.

              (you could buy bottles at the bar for similar price to the shop for consumption on board at that time as well)

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