- Answered a Question by Williams (30 Mar 19 09:05)

I suggest you read up on pre authorised banking and the problems you could encounter using a debit card........Instead of charging your card for each purchase, cruise ships pre-authorize the card and charge you a lump sum at the end of the voyage. Handing over a debit card rather than a credit card on a cruise can cause big problems because the holds tie up your own cash.....In simple terms, if you only have limited funds in your bank account, your bank can put a stop on your card.

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magor - Answered a Question by Williams (30 Mar 19 09:29)

Totally agree this comment. Always use a credit card that is clean of charges on it and one that can be used ashore without currency charges. Just don't use debit card.

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- Answered a Question by Williams (29 Mar 19 18:27)

All on board spend including Shore Excursions will be charged to your Cabin you will be required to register you Debit or Credit Card when checking in.

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- Answered a Question by Williams (02 Apr 19 23:46)

You do need to register a credit card as others have stated, but you can pay your on-board account any way you want to. We paid ours on our recent cruise in cash as we had enough dollars left.

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Rossini - Answered a Question by Williams (24 Apr 19 08:00)

Everything you purchase onboard goes onto your seapass card which you pay at the end of the cruise. They take your credit card details when they issue your seapass on embarkation. This card is also your security card which allows you access to your cabin, ship, drinks package etc so it can be helpful to take a lanyard with you as an easy way to carry it.

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