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Old 03-24-2014, 06:46 AM
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Default CURRENCY question
How have all you seasoned travelers handle all the different currency that would be necessary for all the different ports on a Baltic Cruise...denmark is different from Germany..from russia..etc? Have any of you found the ports to US currency?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:02 AM
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Even though Euros are not the currency in all your ports, most places near the tourist 'beaten path' will accept them. Just be aware you might not get a great exchange rate. I'd use a credit card for most things, and not worry about having a lot of different currencies. Get some walking around money at a bank ATM. You probably already know this, but let your credit card company(s) know about the cruise. Having foreign transactions suddenly start showing up can trigger a fraud alert and suspended accounts.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:14 AM
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We always get some local currency in advance. Not a lot, just enough to cover small purchases. We use a credit card for the rest (not that we make many large purchases overseas). I did note that rubles, U.S. dollars, and euro were accepted in tourist-oriented gift shops in Russia, although only rubles were accepted elsewhere in Russia, such as in the markets.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:43 AM
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We also take a small amount of local currency we get before the trip
we usually do not buy much maybe a coffee & sanck
The private tour guides in Russia will take USD some will exchange for Rubles if you are buy lunch/snacks
In Murmansk they had an ATM by the gift shop ...so many that were buying things with cash used the ATM to get Rubles some used their credit cards

I have an account that is not at my regular bank it is used just for travel & I use the ATM's if I need more local currency
I keep a small amount in the account incase it gets scammed/skimmed/stolen
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