Originally Posted by banshee72
Is there any reason to have cash on the cruise ship? Do you HAVE to put everything on your sea pass? What about at port? Do most of the restaraunts/bars take U.S. currency?
On board you will only use cash for the casino. Actually, many of the cruise lines now allow you to use your sea pass for the slot machines.
If you are sailing the Caribbean or Mexico then U.S. dollars will be fine onshore. In Europe you will need the native currency. i.e. Euros, Pounds, etc.
I suggest that you limit the amount of cash you take on shore and use a credit card for any large purchases. If you are just going to buy a few trinkets, have lunch and a few drinks then cash is fine. Just don't take more than you can afford to lose.