Originally Posted by CA Cruiser
Your "passenger's folio (account)" is charged $10 each day for your tips and any charges thru out the day; drinks, pictures, bingo, etc. At the end of the cruise you will get an itemized list of all charges before you leave and your credit card is charged the last day after debarkation.
Actually, there is a hold placed on your card when you check in. The amount is usually 60.00 per person per day.
If you stay under this amount the balance will be credited back to your credit card.
If you approach the hold amount in the middle of the cruise, the ship will get additional authorization from your cc company.
Your card is charged before you set foot on board.