rcl153 ~ To answer your original question, yes you will be charged each time you charge something in Jamaica. We avoid the fee by bringing lots of money with us and just pay cash for everything.
We also avoided the charges that Couples charges us for reservations by sending in a check for the final payment. I did put the down payment on the CC, but was not too happy with the foreign transaction fee so I just sent them a check for final payment. I too do not understand why the reservations go through Jamaica instead of Florida. Seems like a simple fix for Couples and would be greatly appreciated by guests.
Juliann & Jeff
Jamaica Soon Come