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Old March 2nd, 2007, 12:01 AM
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Does anyone have the sea miles credit card? I always use my Americian Express so I can get the points -- and I pay monthly the full amount (this is how I want it). Is the sea miles credit card worth it? Or is it just another card which is the last thing I need!!
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In my opinion, the seamiles card is the worst. It takes too many points to get a discounted/free cruise. The interest rate is high. You have to use their t/a to book and the prices are higher. I won't use this card again. Do a search on this forum and I think you will find not too many people like it. Good luck! Denny
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We have had the Carnival credit card (by whatever name it was going by at the time) since it came out years ago.

It USED TO BE excellent. Now it is a sad excuse for a rewards program.

If you are going to use a credit card for rewards, there are much better programs out there.

We finally used the rest of our points and cancelled the card.
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I looked at both and went with AmEx Blue. Much more flexibility. Carla
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does anyone know of a card (not AmEx) that has sea miles yo ucan use on Carnival? My Citibank card has AA frequent miles so I have my free round trip air fare but I'd like to find antoher card that I can apply it to a free cruise. Thanks!
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I use american express - gold card rewards. I have enough points for a 5 night cruise so far - not sure if I want to use it or wait until I get enough for a 6 or 7 nighter. Of course....been using card for 4 years!
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I have the sea miles card and got hooked and baited thinking it was a great card. I transferred my balance from another card thinking I would earn a cruise and lo and behold found it was the same as the above posters said. I put about 3,000 on it and got hardly any thing for the money. I cant understand Carnaval putting their name on this card. I will post the letter I got today so you can understand there must be alot of complaining about the sea miles not being earned.
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****IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING A CHANGE TO YOUR CARDMEMBER AGREEMENT****
****PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AND RETAIN IT FOR YOUR RECORDS**** .

THE FOLLOWING NEW TERM WILL APPLY ON 4/2/07 AND WILL APPEAR ON THE FIRST BILLING STATEMENT
THAT YOU RECEIVE AFTER 4/2/07. NEW MINIMUM PAYMENT TERM: IF THE CURRENT BALANCE ON YOUR
MONTHLY STATEMENT IS LESS THAN $15, YOUR MINIMUM MONTHLY PAYMENT DUE IS THAT BALANCE.

OTHERWISE THE MINIMUM PAYMENT FOR EACH BILLING CYCLE WILL BE THE GREATER OF $15 OR THE
TOTAL OF 1) 1% OF THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE PLUS 2) PERIODIC RATE FINANCE CHARGES INCURRED
IN THE BILLING CYCLE PLUS 3) ANY LATE, OVER YOUR CREDIT LINE, & RETURNED PAYMENT CHARGE
INCURRED DURING THE BILLING CYCLE, PLUS 4) IF WE SO ELECT, ANY AMOUNT PAST DUE OR OVER
YOUR CREDIT LINE AT THE TIME OF BILLING.

PRINCIPAL BALANCE IS DEFINED AS THE TOTAL CURRENT BALANCE MINUS ANY PERIODIC RATE
FINANCE CHARGES, LATE CHARGE, OVER YOUR CREDIT LINE CHARGE AND RETURNED PAYMENT
CHARGE INCURRED DURING THE CURRENT BILLING CYCLE.

THIS CHANGE WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT UNLESS YOU NOTIFY US IN WRITING THAT YOU
REJECT IT BY 3/15/07. IF YOU WISH TO REJECT THIS CHANGE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME,
ADDRESS, AND ACCOUNT NUMBER, AND MAIL TO: BARCLAYS BANK DELAWARE, P.O. BOX 8804,
WILMINGTON, DE 19899-8804.

IN ORDER TO PROCESS YOUR NOTICE, WE REQUIRE THAT NOTICE BE PROVIDED BY YOU DIRECTLY AND
NOT THROUGH A THIRD PARTY. IF WRITTEN NOTICE OF YOUR REJECTION OF THIS CHANGE IS RECEIVED
BY 3/15/07, THE NEW TERM WILL NOT BE APPLIED, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED, AND YOU WILL BE
REQUIRED TO PAY OFF ANY OUTSTANDING BALANCE UNDER THE CURRENT TERMS OF YOUR AGREEMENT
UNTIL IT IS PAID IN FULL.

INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO EARN SEAMILES(SM) FASTER BY ADDING YOUR SPOUSE, FAMILY MEMBERS
OR OTHERS AS ADDITIONAL USERS TO YOUR CARNIVAL SEA MILES MASTERCARD. SIMPLY CALL
CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-255-1304.

**CALL US BEFORE YOU TRAVEL ABROAD** FOREIGN USAGE OF A CREDIT CARD CAN BE AN
INDICATOR OF FRAUD. CONTACTING US PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP CAN HELP PREVENT YOUR
CHARGING PRIVILEGES FROM BEING INTERRUPTED DUE TO FOREIGN USAGE. SIMPLY CALL
US AT 1-866-255-1304 BEFORE YOU TRAVEL ABROAD. THEN TRAVEL WITH PEACE OF MIND.
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Thanks! I think I'll stick with my americian express! I'm glad I didn't get suckered (came VERY close to signing up).
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I think you made a good choice going with the American Express instead.
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Does anyone have the sea miles credit card? I always use my Americian Express so I can get the points -- and I pay monthly the full amount (this is how I want it). Is the sea miles credit card worth it? Or is it just another card which is the last thing I need!!
Stay away from the Carnival Sea Miles Card. You must accumulate a whopping 70,000 miles to get a free 7 day Carnival cruise. You'll get discounted cruises for 10,000 miles, but it's not worth it. There are much better cards out there than this card. As others have mentioned the interest rate is very high.
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