• On May 20, 2019
    Laura from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On excursions in Europe, do I need cash? Euros?

    Welcome aboard, Laura!

    My adventures with Disney Cruise Line in Europe were some of the most magical memories of my whole life. The experiences offered through Disney not only on the ship but in all of the exciting European ports made for one really special trip! I'm excited to hear that soon your family will be departing for this adventure as well!

    It's a good idea to have some local currency to use in the ports of call. To be honest, most places accept credit cards, so that's the easiest way to make purchases when you're exploring the ports. I always alert my credit card before I travel overseas so they know to expect charges and don't put a hold on my card out of suspicion for unusual charges. So, keep that in mind as you prepare to depart. Credit cards certainly are the easiest way to make purchases overseas, but, some local small vendors may only accept cash. I like to find the best exchange rate at home and get some starter currency in Euros for our trips overseas prior to departure, but the Guest Services desk on the ship can exchange small amounts for you as well for a decent exchange rate. ATMs are another popular way to get local currency in the ports of call.

    Now, onboard, you won't need cash for anything as all shipboard charges are made to your Key To The World Card, which puts the charge on your stateroom account. It couldn't be easier, Laura! No need to keep any cash or credit cards with you around the ship. Just your Key To The World Card, and you're all set. Since this serves as your stateroom key also, you'll already have it with you each time you leave your stateroom, so there really isn't anything extra to remember.

    Have such fun planning for this magical adventure overseas with Disney, Laura!

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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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