Posted February 8th, 2013, 11:28 PM
They charge from the card registered in their system though. I haven't seen them let gift cards, prepaid cards and the like to be entered. You can't just hand over any card and get a charge from them on the spot, it's done through their billing system.
So how can you hand over cash then? Its done through the onboard billing system when you pay cash but can still have your CC as initial form of opening account and then pay even part bill cash/travelers cheques.
I am not saying you "can" pay your bill with a cash passport but I cant see why you cant if an acceptable CC is already security? You can use alternative credit cards in the shops onbaord ships and in the Casinos so how do they work that if its done by their off ship billing system?
I read a lot of discussion on the Carnival forum last year and this was on the agenda! I am pretty sure that giftcards or "cash Passports" could be used to pay off the balance owed but not to open the account?
I did not get one on my trip to USA because of the problems and unknowing mainly by companies/shop staff refusing to accept cards with no name affixed.
I may have read it all wrong though?