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Old March 22nd, 2002, 08:16 AM
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Default Cash to take....how much??

Hi everyone:

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.

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Old March 22nd, 2002, 10:41 AM
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Hi Chelsea,
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:



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Old March 22nd, 2002, 06:38 PM
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Chelsea, if you find you did not take enough cash.....you can always get cash at the casino on your S/S card. It is treated like a purchase.....not as a cash advance.
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Old March 23rd, 2002, 10:37 AM
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Hi, Chelsea ...

We usually figure $100 day for a couple and come home with some.

My best tip is to take $100 in singles for porterage, room service tips, Cokes ashore, etc.

With a family of five, you might want to look at doing some self-organizing (as in rent a car, take a taxi) as shore excursions are charged PER PERSON.

Tell us what your ports are ... I am sure there will be plenty of advice on saving a few coins.
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