Posted September 29th, 2013, 11:15 PM
Hi Felicia --
We'll be on the same cruise in 3 weeks. Can't wait to hear about your experience!
I'll be interested to hear how you make out with all of the different currencies. I admit that's been my main concern and even after reading other's advice (franski was very helpful) I'm a little worried about how that will play out. We plan to get euros at the airport in Frankfurt and then use them for tipping local guides/bus drivers if we don't get currency from an ATM in each country. Let me know how you handle that if you don't mind.
I hope you have an amazing adventure!!
August last year we went from Budapest to Amsterdam, we took mainly euros, but did get about $500 in florints as were in Budapest for 3 days prior ot the cruise, plus the cruise had a full day in Budapest too.
I always like to have some of the local currency when we arrive, nothing worse than not having money to pay for a taxi or even a coffee!!
We didnt see any restaurants or tourist attractions etc that took euros in Budapest (but they could have and we just didnt notice), but some souvenir places did have both prices up.
I would not think of trying to tip someone in Australian dollars, actually when we were on the free walking tour In Budapest our young guide did ask that if possible could we all tip in florints, but euros were accepted too, he did say that the fees that are charged on US dollars make it so that they barely get anything in return.
Avalon Panorama, Magnificent Europe, Budapest to Amsterdam August 15 -29th 2012
Avalon Scenery, Grand France , Cote D'Azur to Paris, 30th June - 8th July 2014
Avalon Creativity, Grand France, Paris-Normandy Beaches-Paris, 8th - 15th July 2014
HAL Oosterdam, Mediterranean Dream , Venice to Rome , 17th -29th June 2016
P&O Adonia, France and Spain, 3rd June - 19th June 2018 CANCELLED(SHIP SOLD)
P&O Arcadia Spain, Italy & Monaco - 28th May -14th June 2018