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Old July 9th, 2003, 10:00 AM
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I'm trying to figure out how I can avoid having such a large sign-n-sail balance at the end of our cruise. Here's an idea:

I was thinking about buying gift certificates on Carnival's website from now until we leave. That way, I can gradually pay for things and not have the shocking balance.

Has anyone ever done this? If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages?

I also saw from another post that you can bring cash and pay for the sign-in-sail w/ cash. Is this a good option?

Thanks for your help!

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Old July 9th, 2003, 11:15 AM
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Mindy, my husband and I have used cash only on our last 3 cruises. We are over the credit cards so this was a good option for us. As for the gift cert idea it sounds great to me. Happy sailing!
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Old July 9th, 2003, 11:57 AM
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Is it a pain when trying to settle at the end of the cruise?
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Hi Mindy,
Only hassle would be that you'd need to go to the purcers desk and settle your account with the cash, otherwise you just get a printout of your charges that will go on your credit card and as long as everything is correct you don't need to do anything. You could also set aside any cash you can save from now until your cruise and when your charges come through you can pay off your credit card, just another thought??

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Old August 25th, 2003, 07:12 PM
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Hi Mindy,

I received Carnival gift certs. If you plan on using them make sure to read the small print on the back. Thankfully I did and it states that you have to forward them to Carnival by certified mail at least 15 days prior to departure. I am hoping that mine will be credited correctly to my account.

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Old September 1st, 2003, 08:04 AM
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Yes, it is very convenient when you're paying with cash. They notify you when your balance is low and need to deposit more money. That way you're not in shock when your bill arrives that last morning. I deposited money several times and the lines were not long at all.
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