I am wondering how much cash I should take for the cruise. All the drinks, etc. shore tours will go to my sail/sign card. I am stopping in three ports, a family of five. How much do you think I would need to get for transport, etc?? Also what denominations. BTW this is my first cruise.
Just a round figure to take in cash would be $100 per day, give or take, depending on how much you gamble while onboard, shopping, lots to consider. A lot of cruiselines are now doing the automatic tipping, if thats the case on your cruise, less cash to have to bring. If you are cruising in the Caribbean, they will except American currency, so that is not a problem. What ship are you going on and what ports?
You may also want to read through the section here at Cruisemates for "first cruisers", lots of good tips: