N00B Posted September 16, 2013 #1 Share Posted September 16, 2013 I live in an essentially cashless society. I doubt my cruise experience will be cashless. So I have a few questions. First off - what will I need actual cash money (paper and coins) for. I have a couple guesses: On board tips Port side souvenirs from small crafters or beachside vendors Tips for guides Local transportation (taxis, busses) That's about all I know. If I purchase a shore excursion not through the cruise line - but purchased port side - do they take credit/debit cards or do they require cash payments, even when the excursion is $50+ Shore side restaurants and bars - do they generally accept credit/debit or are they cash only? Beachclubs - cash or credit? Okay - next question. Our ship sails out of the US. What is the best way to get a handful of US singles and small bills. Generally we would go to a cash machine (ATM), but usually they give out larger bills. Could we just walk into a bank with $100 or more and ask for singles and fives and such or would we have to have an account there - do they charge for this? How do you get small US bills? I assume that cruising the Caribbean and Mexico that we will be able to use US$ in every port? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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