Using Money and Credit Cards in Norway
As you plan for your upcoming Christian cruise with Inspiration, you may be wondering about using money and credit cards during your travels. We’ve made the following recommendations to help you save money, avoid unnecessary fees and focus on an exceptional travel experience.
- Consider leaving all unnecessary debit and/or credit cards at home.
- Once you determine which cards you’ll bring, remember to notify each credit card company of your intended travel dates and locations to ensure fraud alerts and holds are not placed on your accounts.
- For each card, you’ll want to store the bank’s contact information in a separate, secure location in the unlikely event your wallet or purse is lost or stolen.
Norway’s currency is the Krone (NOK). Most businesses do not accept U.S. currency, and it is best to exchange money before you leave for your trip if possible. You can also exchange your currency at banks, exchange booths and airports, as well as small amounts of currency can be exchanged on the ship while on your cruise.
Mastercard, Visa & American Express are widely accepted. If you’re planning to use your credit cards, you’ll want to check with each credit card company to determine the international exchange fee for each card. Because the difference of a few percentage points could wind up costing you hundreds of dollars (depending on your purchases), we recommend using cards with lower international exchange fees. Using your credit card for large purchases gives you more protection for the items you buy on your trip (you can look at your credit card statement to verify all of your purchases).
Although your Norway cruise will take you to a variety of beautiful and intriguing Scandinavian ports, you will be flying into Amsterdam in the Netherlands before departing. Any purchases you intend to make will require Euro (instead of Krone). Please ensure you have sufficient currency (or a credit card) for any purchases you may make on your pre- or post-extensions before boarding the cruise ship in Rotterdam, Norway (see Using Money and Credit Cards in Europe for more information).
For more information please call one of our Reservation Coordinators at 800 247 1899, Monday through Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm, Pacific Time.