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Old July 21st, 2002, 06:32 PM
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Planning our first cruise for Aug. 2003 and looking between RCL and HAL lines. Question is we do not have credit cards and are wanting to pay cash for everything. Is this possible or do I have to have a credit card?
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Hi Shelli,
While its much easier to just use a credit card to apply your charges on to, I believe you can secure your account with cash, once onboard there is no cash except for tips if they are not automatically charged to your sign and sail card and for gambling in the casino.
Just be sure to keep track of all your charges and make sure you have enough cash to cover, if not I think they will notify you.



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Shelli,

"Planning our first cruise for Aug. 2003 and looking between RCL and HAL lines. Question is we do not have credit cards and are wanting to pay cash for everything. Is this possible or do I have to have a credit card?"

I know that Princess will take personal checks to settle your shipboard account, but it's much less hassle to establish your shipboard account if you have a credit card. I suspect that the policy is similar on the other lines. It's sort of like renting a car -- if you present a credit card, they think that they can trust you.

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Shelli...
The answer is yes. You can deposit cash at check in to cover expenses. If you use up your deposit by spending on your ship board charge card, they'll call you and ask for more.

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At one of the bars, their little swipe card reader wasn't working right. The bartender asked if we had made a cash deposit thinking maybe we had hit the limit. But he called down and they said it was the card. Three cruisers later he figured out it was his machine.

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