Floating pound gives peace of mind

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Interest rates may have come down to just one per cent today, but nothing the Bank of England does seems to help sterling’s fall in value against the euro and the dollar.
Which is not good news if you are planning a foreign holiday this year.
But it is possible to travel the world and still use the pound in your pocket – or on your credit card – by sailing on a cruise ship which uses sterling as the on-board currency.
If the shipboard account is in dollars or euros, then the cost of all those extras, from drinks at the bar to spa treatments, from photographs to shore excursions, will cost more now than it did last year.
On a ship that uses sterling, your costs remain the same, and it’s easy to see what you’re spending without having to do a mental calculation each time.
Ocean Village, whose boast was that their ships were “for people who don’t do cruises

By | 2009-02-05T12:35:57+00:00 5 February 2009|Cruise News|1 Comment

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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  1. Patsy 5 February 2009 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Hi John,
    Do you have any news about why Saga have removed Saga Pearl II from their site today? Even the brochure to order reverts back to Rose and Ruby.

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