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Old August 7th, 2006, 07:41 PM
CLO CLO is offline
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I didn't see that the poster indicated that they are European. We did a Western Mediterranean cruise a couple of years ago (Rome to Dover - so Euros and pounds). The majority of the staff were from Indonesia and the Phillipines so the currency in that regard doesn't matter. The crew tend to "work" the same cruise area for a while so it probably wouldn't matter that way either. But dollars are easily changed on the ship. I think we wound up mostly doing miscellaneous tipping on ship in dollars so WE didn't have to change a lot of currency. As far as 5 dollars vs. pounds vs. Euros, if you wanted to tip the equivalent of US$5, then you wouldn't give 5 of the other currencies; you'd adjust down. in the case of pounds, WAY WAY down. Hope the above isn't more confusing than helpful
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