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We are on board the Nieuw Amsterdam on way to Vancouver. I was denied change of us$ to cad$. It seems a bit odd to get such a poor service. We were in 2 Westmark hotels(owend by Holland America) in the Yukon and there to could not change money too. What a shame.

 

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Same here -- we always have taken the currency if where we were traveling.

 

 

 

We were in Canada for a week after our cruise. We cashed $50 USD into Canadian currency when we landed. We used credit cards everywhere and had $40 left after our week on Vancouver island. Don’t sweat it.

 

 

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We are on board the Nieuw Amsterdam on way to Vancouver. I was denied change of us$ to cad$. It seems a bit odd to get such a poor service. We were in 2 Westmark hotels(owend by Holland America) in the Yukon and there to could not change money too. What a shame.

 

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The currency onboard all HAL ships is US dollars.

 

 

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I've not experienced any cruise lines that offer currency exchange as part of their services.

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I've not experienced any cruise lines that offer currency exchange as part of their services.

 

They do offer it from time to time and in certain locations. To my best recollection, they have offered to change USD to local currency, but have never let us change back, if we didn't spend that local currency.

 

Seems like that must have been HAL, since that's who we cruise with most often.

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We experienced the same at least twice on HAL ships (Rotterdam was one of them. :)

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I agree with Viv0828. There is no need to get CAD for Vancouver. We were there before our cruise last May. I converted $ 60 US to CAD at the airport on our arrival. I only used it to tip the tour guides in Vancouver and on our trip to the Yukon from Skagway just to get rid of it. I still ended up with some when I got home. We used our credit card everywhere else and most places gladly accepted USD (most at 1 for 1, lol).

 

 

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U.S. dollars are widely accepted in Canada. It is much better to go to a bank ATM and withdraw the Canadian cash you need or go to a Money Mart. You’ll. Get a be yer exchange rate.

 

 

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