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We are taking a Baltic Cruise July 2012 and staying in Paris 5 days prior to cruise and Amsterdam 2 days post cruise. We plan to use our credit card whenever possible, but we will need to take cash too, but are uncertain about how much. We will be away from home 21 days. Any ideas from past cruisers would be much appreciated!
I did 21 days on a Med cruise. Similar to you, 1 day pre-cruise in Paris + 3 days pre-cruise in Rome, 12 day cruise, 3 days post-cruise in Venice + 2 days post-cruise in Paris. We took $1500 cash. Put a lot on the credit card and used every bit of the cash too.
The Baltic countries are very expensive, I think I'd play it safe with $2000, but that's just me.
Check with your credit card company and find out if they charge a currency converson rate - that may be a shocker if you aren't aware of it.
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