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pennypenny March 14th, 2006 03:20 PM

Paying for purchases whilst on shore excursions
 
Is Mastercard widely accepted when you get off the ship for your excursions in the Caribbean.

Irish Shark March 14th, 2006 03:26 PM

Visa, MC and Amex are all accepted. However, it is still a good idea to bring a few bucks with you.

Donna March 14th, 2006 05:45 PM

I've never had a problem using a Master Card on the islands.

CathyCanada March 15th, 2006 08:50 AM

While credit cards are widely accepted, you might want to notify your credit card company if you intend to make larger purchases (like jewelry) :) If the cc company notices activity in an area not commonly used by the cardholder and if there are large purchases, they can put a stop on your card. Also be sure that your travel insurance covers identity theft.

Not trying to be alarming, just some things to be aware of. Better safe than sorry.

Donna March 15th, 2006 09:29 AM

Cathy,
You brought up a good point. Its also a good idea to let them know (credit card company) that you will be traveling and out of the country if they should see charges on your card.

Irish Shark March 15th, 2006 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donna
Cathy,
You brought up a good point. Its also a good idea to let them know (credit card company) that you will be traveling and out of the country if they should see charges on your card.

Doesn't everone do that? :wink:

CathyCanada March 15th, 2006 03:03 PM

not until it happens to them! :D

ohanafour March 16th, 2006 09:41 PM

I found on our recent trip that hardly anyone took American Express...which is probably why thats the only card my husband sent me with...everyone took Visa though..... :cry:

Irish Shark March 17th, 2006 11:46 AM

Where was it that they did not take Amex?

ohanafour March 17th, 2006 06:46 PM

Some of the stores in St Thomas (I didn't shop at the high end stores), St Kitts (didn't really expect them to), and a couple places in Aruba...I was surperised I didn't have a problem in Grenada at the terminal. I was told that it's very expensive for the stores to accept AX.


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