I hope this is not a silly question, but are there ATM machines on HAL cruise ships? If not, how do you folks handle getting cash? I know all of the purchases on board are billed to your account, but I'm thinking of buying things in ports, and I don't want to end up with foreign currency? I assume I can cash travellers' checks on board. Finally, concerning cash and valuables---Do the cabins have safes in them?
Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.
When I was on the Zuiderdam last June, I got cash from the front desk. Added to my room charge with a reasonable fee. It did not appear on my credit card as a cash advance, it was just part of the settlement charges for the cruise.
I was also surprised to find that HAL did not have ATM's on board. For the CM Hong Kong to Osaka cruise on Statendam, we will be taking travelers checks for the first time in ten years. They can be cashed at the ship's customer service desk or used on shore.
ATM's are readily available in most Caribbean and European ports and are also available in Hong Kong and Japan but are not readily available in other areas of China.
The casino is still an option and you can have cash charged to your account at the customer service desk.
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