Originally Posted by michellet1959
yeah, I will also bring a couple of traveller's checks (I know, keep a photocopy of them in the room safe). It's good to know they can cash them on board, but I"m sure even that runs out - like the ATM - correct?
the Carnival website says that there are no limits to Traveler's checks and no fees; however, on the cruise that I just returned from; there was a sign at the purser's desk indicating that there was a daily limit of the number of traveler's checks per person. I think it was 2-3 per day; so maybe get the traveler's checks in $100.00 or $50.00 denominations so you don't need to cash more than 2 per day. Also, getting cash back on your credit card will get you a 5.5% fee
from Carnival as well as the cash advance fee or higher rate from your credit card company, just not worth it IMHO.
EDIT: The ATM fee on board Carnival is $5.50 per transaction (in addition to whatever your bank charges); shoot that is toooo much money; take the cash or traveler's checks...