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Old 03-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #1816
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I believe that on our rollcall sheet is a place where everyone can mention what type of celebration.

And thanks for reminding me about Father's day! I have to plan something for my DH. The girls will be so excited.

As for passports, the DDs passports are finally here!!!!

6 more days until we can book our excursions, spa treatments, and Palo's dinner

Back to work for me! Have a great day to everyone!
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:57 PM   #1817
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whew! have been worried for a few months about what to do with our furkid while we are enjoying our cruise. finally figured out that she'll be having her own vacation while being boarded. i have a feeling she'll hate us for it but at least i know she'll be safe and well taken care of. now i will be able to enjoy the trip planning and the actual trip without worrying (at least not as much!!).

got a question about booking spa treatments....if we can't book it when we book our excursions are they difficult to book once we get on the ship? is it something we should run right to the spa to reserve. we are just trying to reserve a swedish massage.

now i have to go back and really read the recent posts!

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:42 AM   #1818
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whew! have been worried for a few months about what to do with our furkid while we are enjoying our cruise. finally figured out that she'll be having her own vacation while being boarded. i have a feeling she'll hate us for it but at least i know she'll be safe and well taken care of. now i will be able to enjoy the trip planning and the actual trip without worrying (at least not as much!!).

got a question about booking spa treatments....if we can't book it when we book our excursions are they difficult to book once we get on the ship? is it something we should run right to the spa to reserve. we are just trying to reserve a swedish massage.

now i have to go back and really read the recent posts!

see ya, marianne
They always have stuff you can book on board and on some days (usually port days they do specials). One hint though. On departure day, they do spa tours. They usually do a raffle and give away free treatments as well.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:29 PM   #1819
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Will our FE Exchange be one large group or will it be broken up?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #1820
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Will our FE Exchange be one large group or will it be broken up?
Please remind me of where I can find the FE Exchange list. Is it on the roll call? I am planning on putting them together this weekend.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:58 PM   #1821
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Please remind me of where I can find the FE Exchange list. Is it on the roll call? I am planning on putting them together this weekend.

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Yes, but there is some that may not be on the list yet...
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:18 AM   #1822
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Will our FE Exchange be one large group or will it be broken up?
I was thinking one group. I know that is my preference and if it is split up, we are still planning to deliver to everyone.

I was also thinking there was an early April sign up day, but the volunteer in charge of compiling the list can say for sure.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #1823
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I was thinking one group. I know that is my preference and if it is split up, we are still planning to deliver to everyone.

I was also thinking there was an early April sign up day, but the volunteer in charge of compiling the list can say for sure.
DH and I agree with you Cindy for one group. Sue
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:06 PM   #1824
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We would like to purschase some Euro before we leave. Does anyone have a good sight that could be used to monitor the exchange rate? It would be nice to see a historical rate exchange to determine if it is a 'good' or 'bad' rate.
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We would like to purschase some Euro before we leave. Does anyone have a good sight that could be used to monitor the exchange rate? It would be nice to see a historical rate exchange to determine if it is a 'good' or 'bad' rate.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:29 AM   #1826
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That's exactly where we look
We have pre-ordered euro in the past through AAA online - I think they use TravelEx. It's really easy - just don't use a credit card to do it or they will treat it like a cash advance - unless you have a credit card with no balance and pay it back right away. We've used our debit card with no worries.

This time we have a local friend who is a Wells Fargo customer and he's going to exchange some US for Euro for us before we leave.

I have to say that once the currency is in my hand, it makes it all the more exciting and real feeling!
We also make envelopes for each port and divide up what we need between them. Or at least have a sticky-note to say what we need to add to it once we access an ATM overseas.
This has helped us not overspend in one port and be short in another. Like we know we need a lot of our Rome tour so we want to make sure we have the minimum necessary for the driver before we head out and then we can get an ATM if we need to - I don't want an issue of not having the right amount of cash to pay.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #1827
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It's my brother's 50th birthday 3 days after we disembark but I'm going to tell DCL we're celebrating his birthday onboard. That should be ok, right?
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It's my brother's 50th birthday 3 days after we disembark but I'm going to tell DCL we're celebrating his birthday onboard. That should be ok, right?
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I asked our TA to check about currency exchange onboard and here's what she found out:

They said that you can use travelerís checks or personal checks to exchange money and they donít have a limit, but that most people just use their Mastercard/Visa if possible. The personal check amount, of course, is provided it clears the bank clearing house (duh LOL). I do know you can also get money at your local bank and it usually has less exchange rate, so you might want to check with them. They did say you can sell back unused Euro at the current exchange rate.



I had her check because I know you can cash a personal check up to $100 but didn't know they would take them for currency exchange.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #1830
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I asked our TA to check about currency exchange onboard and here's what she found out:

They said that you can use traveler’s checks or personal checks to exchange money and they don’t have a limit, but that most people just use their Mastercard/Visa if possible. The personal check amount, of course, is provided it clears the bank clearing house (duh LOL). I do know you can also get money at your local bank and it usually has less exchange rate, so you might want to check with them. They did say you can sell back unused Euro at the current exchange rate.



I had her check because I know you can cash a personal check up to $100 but didn't know they would take them for currency exchange.
Thanks, Cindy.

I am just going to check with our local bank and probably take a small amount ($50 - $100) in euros. I like to have a little cash on hand when we travel, just for emergencies.

Also, you may want to call your credit card company to let them know that you will be in Europe during that time, so that they don't question purchases suddenly coming in from Italy and Greece. We did that when we went to China, and they were happy to know this in advance. I know our card number has been hacked before and our CC company always calls to verify any sketchy charges - which is GREAT if you are worried about fraud on your account, but not so good if you get cancelled while on vacation!
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