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I’m from the US but will be leaving on a Mediterranean cruise leaving out of Southampton, England next month (Independence). I have a few questions

 

1) What currency should I be tipping on board when I wish to tip extra in cash? (USD, euros, pounds?)

 

2) What currency is accepted in the casino? I know typically you’ve had to use cash so how does this work in this situation?

 

3) What are some of the earliest times people have been able to board on embarkation day?

 

4) I’ll be staying at the Holiday Inn in Southampton, can you walk from the holiday inn to the ship?

 

5) Is it customary to tip the porters you drop off your bags with when boarding the ship from a UK sailing? If so, how many pounds?

 

6) What currency will prices on board be listed as?

 

7) it’s my understanding that sailings from the UK include the gratuity in the listed price of drinks (as in it’s built in), how would the drink package work in this case? Typically on a freedom class ship has a max of $12 covered by the package, how would this work with them listing the prices with the included gratuity?

 

thank you so much!

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6 hours ago, Docbizarro said:

I’m from the US but will be leaving on a Mediterranean cruise leaving out of Southampton, England next month (Independence). I have a few questions

 

1) What currency should I be tipping on board when I wish to tip extra in cash? (USD, euros, pounds?)

 

2) What currency is accepted in the casino? I know typically you’ve had to use cash so how does this work in this situation?

 

3) What are some of the earliest times people have been able to board on embarkation day?

 

4) I’ll be staying at the Holiday Inn in Southampton, can you walk from the holiday inn to the ship?

 

5) Is it customary to tip the porters you drop off your bags with when boarding the ship from a UK sailing? If so, how many pounds?

 

6) What currency will prices on board be listed as?

 

7) it’s my understanding that sailings from the UK include the gratuity in the listed price of drinks (as in it’s built in), how would the drink package work in this case? Typically on a freedom class ship has a max of $12 covered by the package, how would this work with them listing the prices with the included gratuity?

 

thank you so much!

 

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1. USD

2. USD

3. On occasions 10.30 but certainly by 11.00

4.Yes you can easily walk to the ship it takes a maximum five minutes 

5.No it’s not customary but a couple of pounds would be much appreciated 

6.USD

7. Gratuity is included in the prices of drinks listed we have found the price of the drinks package is usually raised a dollar or two say to $13 to include the gratuity 

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