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Old 05-10-2006, 08:11 AM
FloridaKeith FloridaKeith is offline
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I have just come back from Legend's first cruise out of Southampton and can confirm that everything on board is charged in British pounds. The exchange rate isn't brilliant. Here is an extract from my review:
The translation from RCCLís normal dollar prices to pound sterling prices for Legendís UK summer season was a far from generous $10 = £6.50 in the shops, which is 1.54 dollars to the pound when the exchange rate is currently in the mid 1.80ís.
Wine seems to suffer an even worse exchange rate comparing identical wines on Celebrity Summit in the US e.g. a $24 bottle of Californian Beringer White Zinfandel becomes an £18 bottle which is only 1.33 dollars to a pound. I canít comment on other drink prices.
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