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Do you have to have a credit card, or can you pay with cash at the end of the cruise? I will be traveling on Celebrity Millie on February 4. This is my first cruise....Do you think $3,000 would be enough for 2 people on a 7 night cruise? I don't plan on going crazy with spending, but we would like to have at least a bottle of wine with our dinners. Please help!!!

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Yes, you can pay at the end of the cruise (last night) with cash.

How much? Depends on what you buy on the ship. Drinks, wine, pictures, etc.

If you don't want to spend more than $3M, then just keep a tally and cut it off when you near your limit.
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You can pay cash but there are other options. I like using my Upromise credit card for the on board account. I take very little cash and take money from the casino as needed. I may use it in the casino or for other expenses. The money goes on your shipboard account as a purchase therefore more money goes to paying off my daughters college loan with the UPromise. Also, much safer than walking around with a lot of cash. No charge for cash from the casino. Using the CC also gives you protection when you return for mistakes in the bill. I then pay the bill completely.

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Do you have to have a credit card, or can you pay with cash at the end of the cruise? I will be traveling on Celebrity Millie on February 4. This is my first cruise....Do you think $3,000 would be enough for 2 people on a 7 night cruise? I don't plan on going crazy with spending, but we would like to have at least a bottle of wine with our dinners. Please help!!!

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Yes, paying with cash is an option and the $3,000 should be more than enough even with 'hitting' the casino and the shops for small purchases.
My son (21) and I spent less than that on a 14-day cruise. We did not shop much, but did go the casino regularly and kept the bartenders busy every day and night.

The Millennium is a wonderul ship and I know you will have a great time; excellent choice of cruise lines for your first!

Aloha and Bon Voyage,
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Thank you so much Caroline!
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Personally I would pay with a credit card...who wants to stand in line at the end of the cruise with the multitudes to either pay the balance or get your refund?? I've seen many a long line on cruise ships, and if there ain't food at the end, what's the point!!! hee hee

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We now pay with cash at the end of every cruise. There are ATM machines on board but sometimes they are out of service if the link is down. I doubt that they will let you run up a multi thousand dollar bill without making a deposit though. We book on board for an onboard credit and own the stock for another credit. Our cruises generally start with $400 to $450 cash from Celebrity. We have never had a long line up to contend with on the final evening.
The reason for cash rather than a credit card... sometimes X charges are put on your account due to sloppy housekeeping... like items missing from your stateroom (bottled water/alcohol) or double billing from a bar.
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