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#1
Dallas, TX
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Joined Aug 2010
We are doing a AMASerena Christmas on the Danube cruise - starting off with five days in Prague before getting on the boat in Nuremberg to Budapest and then onto London for four days. Our traveling partners asked if we could buy stamps anywhere in the US for postcards we'll be mailing while we are gone?

Second question is while we are on the cruise I heard or read that AMA will put stamps on post cards and mail them for you. Can somebody confirm if this is true. Also they said this was a "free" service or is it they are just charging it back to your room?
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#2
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Mar 2010
Originally posted by sarcar97
We are doing a AMASerena Christmas on the Danube cruise - starting off with five days in Prague before getting on the boat in Nuremberg to Budapest and then onto London for four days. Our traveling partners asked if we could buy stamps anywhere in the US for postcards we'll be mailing while we are gone?

Second question is while we are on the cruise I heard or read that AMA will put stamps on post cards and mail them for you. Can somebody confirm if this is true. Also they said this was a "free" service or is it they are just charging it back to your room?
I am currently on the AmaDara on the Mekong and we were told that postcards would be sent for free.

I would never try to search out stamps either in advance or at your destination; it is not worth your time. Even if you pay for them the shop will look after stamps and mailing.

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#3
Toronto, Canada
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I mailed my postcard this afternoon. No one asked my name or room number, so there will be no charge.

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#4
2,043 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by sarcar97
We are doing a AMASerena Christmas on the Danube cruise - starting off with five days in Prague before getting on the boat in Nuremberg to Budapest and then onto London for four days. Our traveling partners asked if we could buy stamps anywhere in the US for postcards we'll be mailing while we are gone?
Most hotels will be happy to help you with regards to mailing postcards.
#5
FL
14,466 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
If you use AMA's postcards (provided) they post them for free.

They will also sell them at the front desk for your own cards.
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143 cruises since 1964, 16 on the river.
Looking forward to:
MS Joy - Magic of Advent, December 2017

Amadeus Silver III, May 2018
AmaStella, Christmas Markets, December 2018
Scenic Eclipse, April, 2019

Our river cruising history:
Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016, October 2017
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017

Recent ocean cruises:
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
#6
Chicago,il
143 Posts
Joined Jul 2015
Good to know about AMA posting postcards for free. We have been on AMA twice and no one ever told us. We are going on Uniworld in June do they do the same?


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#7
United States
527 Posts
Joined Oct 2014
Going to the post office in Europe can be a cultural experience- things are done so differently than they are in the US. I still recall interesting postal experiences in Bolzano, Venice and Garmisch.


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#9
New York
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Joined Aug 2011
Originally posted by Alakegirl
As I read the OP's original question, the answer is that it is very doubtful that you can buy European stamps anywhere in the US
Perhaps at a Philatelic (stamp collecting) dealer -- but why?
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#10
Toronto, Canada
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Joined Mar 2010
Even if you have to pay, any hotel or cruise ship will mail postcards for you. If you are sending anything else, there is a post office in the center of almost any city to mail a parcel. Nobody in North America will know the cost of postage, because it changes from time to time.
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AmaDara, Vietnam and Cambodia, 2017
Aegean Odyssey, Istanbul to Venice, 2015
Bike and Barge Holland, Bruges to Amsterdam, 2014
Uniworld, Vienna to Basel, 2011
Uniworld, Tulips and Windmills, Antwerp to Amsterdam, 2010