Originally Posted by Luanne Russo
Anytime you ask for a cash advance, it will cause very high interest rates. Better to avoid, if possible.
Actually there is another way to get a cash advance in the casino a little cheaper. If you buy chips on your credit card Carnival charges you only 3%. Then you buy into a game and can cash the chips in at anytime.
You only pay the 3% and it goes on your card as a purchase not an advance so if you pay the balance in full each month there is no interest.
It works, I've done it.
PS - I've heard some cruise lines don't even charge the 3%!