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Old April 11th, 2004, 12:30 AM
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Everything I have read states that all onboard charges will be charged to your credit card on file. I just wondered if this included casino charges. Can chips, etc. be purchased with cash or must this also be charged to your credit card.

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Old April 11th, 2004, 12:45 AM
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Old April 11th, 2004, 09:45 AM
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If you charge to the Casino, you will incur a charge (3% I think) that you could normal incur at a land casino. If you felt uncomfortable carrying a lot of cash, but want spending moeny for the Casino, traveler's checks come in handy.

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Old April 11th, 2004, 02:30 PM
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Just use cash for the casino.


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Old April 11th, 2004, 03:48 PM
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Before Princess started levying the 3% fee for cash in the casino, it was a great way to get a free cash advance on one's credit card. Once they did that, I started taking out Travelers Checks for what I'd allow myself to gamble during a cruise. When I get home, I deposit any unspent funds back into my bank account.

It's a great way to discipline oneself to stay on such a budget. But then, if one doesn't have that discipline, they probably also won't mind paying 3% for their gambling money.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 02:07 AM
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Thanks all, I will stick with the travelers checks.

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Old April 13th, 2004, 03:40 PM
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They put everything on our shipboard account. Except the black shoes I needed to rent for formal night (I forgot to pack them!) For that they needed a credit card. Why? They could not tell me.

BTW: I asked them to remove some tipping charges as I always take care of the dining staff in cash. So I waited in line, asked the purser to remove the multiple charges (they charge the tips per person per day) she assured me they were all off but on the final morning the charges were still there. I had to go back to the ridiculously long line (due to the late arrival of the ship and all the connecting light changes) and get a c/c refund as it was to late to change the amount charged.
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