good point gpeters, I don't like carrying a wad on vacation. I take a little cash and when I need chips (don't do slots) I just hand a pit boss my key card and ask for whatever I want. It goes on my tab that I settle at the end that way and no cash transaction fees. The final tab and statement always shows what I've recieved and they run it all togather as a charge from the cruiseline, no cash transactions. If I need more cash at a port I do exactly the same thing. Have them put it on your account. They'll check the balance available and hand you a charge slip to sign but they don't actually hit your card until the end.