My wife and I are taking our first cruise on the Island Princess this coming October. We are going to take the 10 day Aruba/ Cartagena/Panama Canal/ Costa Rica/ Jamaica itinerary.
We are trying to budget for the on-board charges and excursions for the trip. I have seen many threads commenting about holds on credit cards, etc, to back up the on-board charge card/ room key.
I have budgeted $1500 so far for our on-board/ shore excursion expenses.
When my wife and I check in for the cruise, what amount will Princess place on hold on my credit card for the 10 day cruise? Is there a standard amount they use for the initial hold? Your guidance will be appreciated as part of our planning process.
Cruising to the Panama Canal on the Island Princess in October, 2008
according to Princess website: at the beginning of a cruise they require a $300.00 cash deposit, so they probably would put a $300.00 hold on your credit card per person? I searched their site hi&low and couldn't find the exact info as to credit card charges/holds.
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