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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:24 AM
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Can anyone tell me should I take Euros or dollars for tips on a RCI Cruise to the mediterannean
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Euros mostly..........Dollars would come handy too if you are visiting countries which are not yet members of the European Union.


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Can anyone tell me should I take Euros or dollars for tips on a RCI Cruise to the mediterannean
The ship's currency is U.S. dollars. Tips should be given in dollars. You should use Euros in ports. They can be obtained at a bank ATM or they "may" be available at the Purser's desk.

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You will need Euros in all Med ports, dollars for tips on board and paying onboard account if not paying by creditcard.

We buy our euros before we go., as exchange rate usually better on land than ship .
What ports are you doing? I did a Med cruise last summer , If doing Rome, go on a trip from the ship, as it is 1 1/2hrs away from the port, and trains are difficult - miss the train back and the ship sails without you!
We did a full day tour with a lunch included, and we were fast-tracked past the very long queues for the Vatican, Colosseum and Sistine Chapel - we also saw the St Peters Basilica, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain all in one day in 90 degree heat! A hot tiring day , but worth doing if you have never been to Rome before.

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You can purchase foreign American express traveler checks online, American express even allows you to purchase foreign currency on their web site, all you have to do is pay shipping

https://www210.americanexpress.com/B...br=2539481999I
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The problem with Traveller checks is that its very hard to convert them in cash as stores usually will not accept them (in Europe). This means you need to change them on board or at a bank.
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