wonderful post...so much information !! thank you !You can use cash for your account, I've never done it myself but basically you go to guest services and they will do it there
we are leaving on the divina in a couple of weeks.
we did not pre pay our gratuities,
I keep reading about anything charged on board will be paid thru a bank in France, so I was
thinking about setting up the on board account with cash. I am not really sure how that works, do you put on a certain amount and how / when do they refund the balance if any.
If I call MSC now, and pre pay gratuities and also add a internet pkg, will the charge now be paid in US funds or is it too late.
I saw on their web site, that I can purchase the interest pkg and also add obc, just wanted to know if that would be charged in US funds now or once on board thru the France bank.
thank you for all the information. so very helpful !!!
AS for getting back any spare it will involve a long queue on disembarkation day early In the morning.
if you pre-pay the banking should be through the US not France
If you pre-order then it will be charged on board and go via France
The other questions I can't give an answer to as I live in the UK so banking is different, I have a credit card and I do not have any charges to pay the bill via a French bank
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