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Doing a TP, Sydney to Vancouver and we are trying to figure out how much local currencies we will need or will USD's and credit card be ok.  We will start in Sydney, then NZ, Pago Pago, Tahiti and Moorea.  Our excursions will be paid for, so it would be tips and anything we might buy in port (souvenirs, something to eat or drink, etc).  Also does anyone know what time Papeete "rolls up their streets" as we will be in that port until 4 AM.  Thanks

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I typically don't tip in FP unless it is a small local excursion vendor. Most of the cafes already include the tip in the price you pay 😉

 

Depending on the night PPT can stay up late, especially on the weekends where 2am can be the norm.

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I always convert $100 USD to XPF in Tahiti just in case. But haven't encountered a vendor yet who won't accept a credit card or USD.

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In PPT the food trucks set up at the waterfront from 6pm through at least midnight.   It only a great place to eat but very interesting to stroll around. Even if you eat on your ship consider the food trucks for a dessert crepe.

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On 7/11/2019 at 8:49 PM, Tahitianbigkahuna said:

I typically don't tip in FP unless it is a small local excursion vendor. Most of the cafes already include the tip in the price you pay 😉

 

Depending on the night PPT can stay up late, especially on the weekends where 2am can be the norm.

Thank you, we usually use a credit card so we don't have a lot of experience with the local currencies

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On 7/12/2019 at 5:11 AM, 487 said:

Doing a TP, Sydney to Vancouver and we are trying to figure out how much local currencies we will need or will USD's and credit card be ok.  We will start in Sydney, then NZ, Pago Pago, Tahiti and Moorea.  Our excursions will be paid for, so it would be tips and anything we might buy in port (souvenirs, something to eat or drink, etc).  

 

In Australia and New Zealand you will need $AU and $NZ or use your credit card. But be aware that some places may have a minimum amount you can use a card for - perhaps $10, then you would need cash. Tap and Go is available at most places and if not, you will probably need a card with a pin. 

 

Leigh

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On 7/12/2019 at 11:18 AM, Petoonya said:

I always convert $100 USD to XPF in Tahiti just in case. But haven't encountered a vendor yet who won't accept a credit card or USD.

May I ask what you do with the XPF you have leftover?  This is most likely the only time we will visit this part of the world.

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On 7/12/2019 at 7:00 PM, FlightMedic555 said:

In PPT the food trucks set up at the waterfront from 6pm through at least midnight.   It only a great place to eat but very interesting to stroll around. Even if you eat on your ship consider the food trucks for a dessert crepe.

We are planning on check them out!

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8 minutes ago, possum52 said:

 

In Australia and New Zealand you will need $AU and $NZ or use your credit card. But be aware that some places may have a minimum amount you can use a card for - perhaps $10, then you would need cash. Tap and Go is available at most places and if not, you will probably need a card with a pin. 

 

Leigh

We are in Sydney for 5 days pre cruise, so I was figuring we would have to stop at an ATM.  Guess we should plan on stopping at one in our first port in NZ.

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2 hours ago, 487 said:

We are planning on check them out!

I either use it when I can or keep it. Like interesting foreign currencies.

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