Currency in Montevideo
Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
Can you easily change U.S.$ into UYU $ ?We found it easy with the assistance of a convenient ATM. There is a really nice shopping area across the street from the pier.
Carnival Spirit 2003 (Caribbean)
Carnival Fascination 2004 (Caribbean)
HAL Noordam 2004 (Norway)
Celebrity Horizon 2005 (Caribbean)
Sun Princess 2006 (Caribbean)
Diamond Princess 2007 (Alaska)
Carnival Splendor 2008 ( E. Mediterranean)
Carnival Glory 2010 (b2b E+W Caribbean)
Emerald Princess 2012 (Caribbean)
Island Princess 2012 (Panama Canal-full transit)
Ruby Princess 2014 (Caribbean)
HAL Ryndam 2014 (W. Caribbean)
Ruby Princess 2014 (W. Caribbean)
Carnival Glory 2016 (Journey-E. Caribbean)
HAL Zaandam 2016 (BA to Santiago)
Don't use cash for hotels or restaurants.
IF you pay with a foreign credit card you will not have to pay any VAT tax. So, when we paid our restaurant bills with our credit card we had the tax that was included in the menu prices reversed out of the bill. Worked out to a 20 percent discount.
The shops take USD, Argentine pesos, and of course Uruguan pesos. We usually use local currency as a measure of respect.