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hello 

i will be in a cruise from barcelona on the wonder of the seas in the period of 17-24.7.2022

if i am intrested in buying extras in cash like chips or coins for slot machines in the casino or drinks or anytjhing

can i pay for them in euros? or do i have to use us$?

thanks

 

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I will venture that USD will be your friend if it comes to cash in the casino. You could probably convert it with the cashier, but Wonder was in USA before doing her stint in the Med, so U.S. dollars are her preferred method of currency. 

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4 hours ago, shlomo said:

hello 

i will be in a cruise from barcelona on the wonder of the seas in the period of 17-24.7.2022

if i am intrested in buying extras in cash like chips or coins for slot machines in the casino or drinks or anytjhing

can i pay for them in euros? or do i have to use us$?

thanks

 

My last cruise in Europe was awhile ago - 2015.  However, when I used euros or pounds, I felt I got a bad rate -- like only 90% of value.  So I agree with Ampurp85

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They'll likely take Euros ..... at an exchange rate you may not like but this is only in the casino, at tables, offered to the casino teller, or at guest services. You cannot pay for services or products anywhere else aboard ship - your sea-pass card is your currency.

The best way to optimize you're exchange rate is to put a credit card on file, use your sea-pass card for all onboard purchases and pay your CC balance as you would normally pay a CC balance. Typically, major CC companies like Visa or a Via CC associated with your home country bank will offer a decent exchange rate - at least that has been my experience.

The ship will calculate your cash account balance in Euros, if you like, and you can settle your cash account, if that is what you've established, in Euros  Your charges are not likely to be at a favorable conversion rate.

Considering you're not talking about buying expensive perfumes or pieces of jewelry or watches, you may not be bothered with an unfavorable exchange rate in the casino. Croupiers will take you're Euros and give you chips in exchange. I suspect exchange rates are standardized through out the ship.   

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7 hours ago, shlomo said:

hello 

i will be in a cruise from barcelona on the wonder of the seas in the period of 17-24.7.2022

if i am intrested in buying extras in cash like chips or coins for slot machines in the casino or drinks or anytjhing

can i pay for them in euros? or do i have to use us$?

thanks

 

As stated above, you use your sea pass card for everything onboard.  The do have all prices in dollars, and my onboard account showed dollars.

The ATM's onboard however were only dispensing euros. - I did tip in Euros for that reason.

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