Originally Posted by john_galt
We ran up about $50 in phone charges in a week but the peace of mind my wife got from speaking with the petsitter was worth the money. It's nice to have the option of making a call if you absolutely have to. I turned the phone back on in the Ft. Lauderdale airport and it rang instantly. It was Mastercard wanting to know if the $1,000 just charged to my account was legitimate. The phone charges paled in comparison with spa charges, tips, gift shop, etc!
Now I like that surprise..
Though your ships bill must have shown that MC charge..
What I do prior to leaving is let the CC company know where I'm traveling but regardless it was good to see they called and at least did not tell the cruise line your card was not valid.