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Old November 9th, 2004, 02:54 PM
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We are going on the Triumph Dec 11 2004 and need to know if we guarantee our sail & sign card with our debit card do they hold a predetermined amount? We found out the hard way rental car companies hold about $500 on your card as a deposit, we found out when we went to make a large purchase knowing the money was there but it was being held for ransom, this could really mess you up if you are on a budget like we are.
Also, does anyone know if your final bill hits your bank statement right after departing the ship or does it take some time for corporate to run it? I ask because we get direct deposit only a few days after coming home, sure would help to know so maybe we can spend a little extra $$.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 03:04 PM
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We tried to use our debit card a couple of years ago and had nothing but trouble because our bank had a $300 limit per day amount. We had bought our excursions, pictures, drinks, etc which was over $500 that one day. We had to switch to a credit card. Check with your bank and see what their daily limit is. When we used our credit card, the total charges were on it the day after we returned.
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Per the Carnival website they do place a hold on your credit card. For cash accounts it says $100-$350 depending on the length of your cruise. I would advise you call Carnival and ask them how much per person they plan to hold.

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On our recent cruise, my friend had trouble with his debit card because of his bank's $300 per day limit as well. Use a credit card and enjoy your cruise!

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Old November 10th, 2004, 10:30 AM
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We do not have or use credit cards, only debit, and we have already called our bank to adjust our daily spending limit to $600, they told us they can be called anytme 24/7 to adjust this amount up or down.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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i used a debit card and my charges from the ship didnt get deducted for almost a week. happy cruising!!!

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Old November 10th, 2004, 09:08 PM
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Thanks tazee, thats what we were hoping for.
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Old November 10th, 2004, 09:53 PM
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I just happened to have called Carnival tonight to ask this very question. It depends on how many days your cruise is. For a seven day cruise they will put a hold of $200 per person on your credit/debit card right off the bat. If you are paying cash instead of using a card the amount is the same, a $200 deposit per person.

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Old November 10th, 2004, 11:49 PM
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Thanks Melanie, thats about what we figured.
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