Posted March 10th, 2005, 04:19 PM
Can you secure the account with a credit card up front and then pay some, or all with cash towards the end of the cruise?
Yes, if you put your "deposit" down with a CC, anytime you add cash to the account, they'll credit your account. Your CC is only charged at the end of the cruise (actually the last night) and you'll have a statement after they've closed your Seapass under your door. So, we sailed 2/6-2/13 and there is a charge from the Jewel OTS on 2/12. If I had tried to charge anything that night after they closed the account they would have opened a new "tab".
If you monitor your card via the television in your room, you can periodically go to the Guest Relations desk, pay and they'll credit your account. At the end of the week, they'll bill the balance to your CC. Just remember to pay up by dinnertime on the last night and it will be reflected on your statement that gets dropped off to you. If you want a specific time, ask Guest Relations when you have to pay to ensure that it gets credited before the CC charge.
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