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Femme64 July 22nd, 2002 11:44 AM

Money Exchange
Going to Cosumel and Grand Cayman, any policies about money exchange? Is it better to take their currency as to american dollars?

Bill July 22nd, 2002 12:02 PM

Re: Money Exchange
Use dollars to make small purchases and a major credit card to make larger purchases. I the two places you are going the US dollar is so readily accepted you virtually see nothing quoted in local currency.

Helene July 28th, 2002 01:05 AM

Re: Money Exchange
Can you use travelers checks also in Cozumel and Grand Cayman for shopping, when are you going to the Carribean and what cruiseline?

Femme64 August 1st, 2002 09:00 AM

Re: Re: Money Exchange
Leaving Sunday 8/4 on Carnival's Sensation.

Geno January 23rd, 2004 03:35 AM

Re: Money Exchange

Please know that the American dollar is only worth 80 cents on Grand Caymen, which is going to make anything you buy there cost 20 per cent more. Even a taxi cab ride! And they also automatically tack on a 15 per cent gratuity to all restaurant tabs, so you end up paying a total of 35 per cent more for anything you eat or drink there!! Needless to say, we stay on ship whenever we hit that island on a cruise.

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