I am new to this forum and even newer to cruising. My first experience will be this Friday and I am sailing from Southampton (England) to Cork (Ireland)Getting excited now as the ship looks fantastic. I wanted some advise if you can help? Should I take sterling or dollars on board for the Casino? Also are tips at my discretion or are they added to all bills? Will it be best to have my sea pass account billed in sterling or dollars? sorry for all the questions but if there is a better way of doing things it will be good to know. Ohh any other tips or hints will be gratefully received from a cruising virgin!