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  1. We are cruising to The Baltic in a few weeks time. Having never been before and would like advice on currency please. Are Euros generally accepted in most ports? Spends ashore are usually used for coffees, beers, snacks and ice cream. Thanks 😁
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    Many thanks. We have sailed with P&O before and always use their excursions for that very reason, but was just wondering about this particular one.
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    Hi all! We are cruising the Baltic in June with P&O. Never been before so looking for recommendations on shore excursions. Skagen has an offering of Midsummers Eve bonfire, but doesn’t depart until 19.30 and is 3 hours long, so am wondering if we would actually be able to do it re ship’s departure from port? Thanks
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    Thank you to all of you. This has really helped. I now favour the idea of halving the pre paid gratuity and then rewarding individuals.
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    Brilliant, many thanks! My gut feeling is to stick with the add on as it feels a fairer way as there are so many hard working people behind the scenes that we never see. On previous cruises we have used the envelope system, but I always worried that we weren't giving enough. After all, you can still reward anyone individually if you wish. Thanks again.
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    Hello fellow cruisers! We haven't been cruising for a couple of years due to health problems, so are a little out of practice. We are shortly to go on a P&O cruise for 17 nights and have been pondering about the tips. What is the general feeling on paying the set amount P&O charge of £6 pppd or giving cash to individuals? If so how much? I must admit it seems easier to pay the set amount, but just wondered what all of you experts think. Thanks in anticipation, Janie
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    Greek island ports

    Hi, We are sailing on Ventura, N716 23rd June and have been looking at the excursions for the various ports. I was wondering if any of you hardened cruisers have visited Souda Bay, Rhodes, Mykonos and Katakolon. I would like to know for instance, if there is a shuttle bus to Chania. We are sometimes quite happy to just go for a wander if the town is nearby, rather than go on a trip. Thanks 😊