Posted November 14th, 2017, 12:45 PM
I must be getting old but for the life of me can't recall if there is an ATM on the Pacific and if so where it is located. Sailing in 3 weeks.
My question is why you would want an ATM on board the ship? I would guess fees will be ridiculous. (Maybe someone here who has done it can chime in with specifics?)I am quite well aware of how the casino works being a premier casino player. You should also know that if you do that too much they will cut off your access to the casino player account. I will be traveling and sailing for almost a month. I will be using Euros all of that time so I probably will not have alot of US cash in my pocket after trip. Will probably need some USD to tip out some crew members extra (over the daily grat) and have cash for a taxi to my hotel after the cruise. I have used the casino ATM's in the past and they have not been too bad as far as charges go.
Better to use the slots and charge money to your onboard account. Find a machine with a low minimum. I think some are as low as 25 cents and I know some are 40 cents.
Play 3 or 4 times, then cash out, then go to the cage and ask to cash out your card.
Even if you play a 40 cent machine 5 times and have charged $100, that is only a 2% fee compared to what I"m guessing the ATM fee. If you charge $200, you are only paying 1%. To my mind gotta beat the ATM.
Plus, you might win something
This is a 17 day Trans-Atlantic not a canal cruise - have done 4 canals and they were great. This is my 3rd Trans-AtlanticWhoops misread that. lol
If you want to just relax TA's are wonderful - tons of sea days - we are on a 17 day cruise with only 5 ports - there are 8 straight days at sea at the end.nice
Are you sure these machines are ATMs and not money changers? I know Princess has money changers on board for your convenience where for usury rates you can purchase new currency instead of walking ashore and finding an ATM.