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Hi my son and his girlfriend are going on Thomson destiny 31st December for a week they are young first time cruisers.They do not own credit cards and their debit accounts are not joint can anyone offer advise for them they have an all inclusive drinks package but was wondering about excursions duty free eyc not covered by the AI.Has anyone every had a cash facility. Thanks.
Submitted by - king, glasgow - United Kingdom on 19th Oct 2011 / Subject - Thomson Cruises canaries On Board Credit
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Comment by lewis, Cheadle (09 Jan 12 23:41) about a QUESTION by king (19 Oct 11 10:35)
just got of the ship u can pay cash no worrys it 5***** ship staff r great u have no worrys ok enjoy
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Comment by Kalos, Rotherham (23 Oct 11 15:00) about a QUESTION by king (19 Oct 11 10:35)
This link takes you to Thomson site and tells you which cards they do accept.... http://www.thomson.co.uk/cruise/life-onboard/got-a-question.html Hope this helps
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Comment by wilson, dunfermline fife (20 Oct 11 14:28) about a QUESTION by king (19 Oct 11 10:35)
HIYA yes they can put £200 up frount and they will take u debit card if u use all the 2oo they will ask u to put more money up frount
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Comment by Chris, Romsey (19 Oct 11 11:58) about a QUESTION by king (19 Oct 11 10:35)
Whether a debit card is in joint names is irrelevant, so not a problem. Just one card to register with the ship on check-in will do the trick, they can then sort out the split between themselves. ........... But Thomson don't accept all debit cards, so they should check their brand of card/s with Thomson (preferably by e-mail & print-off/take the reply) .......... beware - some cruiselines (I dont know about Thomson) put a hold on funds at the outset when a DEBIT card is registered, in case there's not enough funds at the end of the cruise. This can cause problems with eg mortgage & other DDs or drawing cash from ATMs if they're relying on salary payments into the account during the cruise - so they need to maintain a good bank balance. ....... if they don't have an acceptable card, they'll be asked at check-in to load their on-board account with cash, at a guess around £200, within the next 24 hours or thereabouts. They may be asked to add more cash later if their balance runs low, but their AI package will help a lot to keep the bill down. Then at the end of the cruise they go along to settle-up & get back any overpayment. But its a bit of a tiresome business & they may join a long & slow-moving queue to settle-up. With a card registered they wont have that bother, no need to "check-out" unless there's an error on their on-board account. ........... worth considering getting a credit card just for the cruise? Costs nothing to obtain, no interest or other costs if they settle up within a few weeks after their cruise. Then cut up the credit card & throw it away. Saves a lot of hassle on the cruise & a useful emergency fund. ............... Chris
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Comment by king, glasgow (19 Oct 11 12:37) about a COMMENT by Chris (19 Oct 11 11:58)
Thanks for answer most helpful.
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