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You will not be able to spend more than you have on account. So, if you plan on spending anything on your account, we will have to have sufficient cash deposited in it to cover. Your account will be cut off when you reach that limit.
Now, if you plan on guaranteeing your account with a credit card, then settling in cash, you will not need to have cash in the account.
RCCL Enchantment - 7 day E. Caribbean June 2002
RCCL Explorer – 7 day W. Caribbean June 2004
RCCL Vision – 7 day Alaska July 2006
RCCL Jewel – 14 day W. Europe Sept 2007
Carnival Sensation – 4 day Bahamas March 2009 (w/150 HS Students in tow)
RCCL Legend – 12 day E. Mediterranean June 2009
RCCL Enchantment - 9 day New England & Canada Cruise Oct 2010
RCCL Freedom - 14 day E/W Caribbean B2B May 2011
RCCL Mariner - 7 day W. Caribbean December 2011
RCCL Jewel - 12 day TA Eastbound May 2012
RCCL Oasis - 7 Day W. Caribbean December 2012
RCCL Rhapsody - 13 Day Hawaii-Vancouver May 2013
RCCL Serenade - 7 Day Bahamas January 2014
RCCL Brilliance - 14 day TA Eastbound May 2014
RCCL Jewel - 14 Day Southern Caribbean B2B February 2015
I add a certain amount of cash or travelers check when we board, and usually get a check or cash out the last night.
Past Cruises: Carnival Sunshine 8/14 Carnival Breeze 8.13 Carnival Pride 3/13 Carnival Miracle 6/12 RCCL Liberty of the Seas 1/11 RCCL Explorer of the Seas 11/09 Carnival Glory 8/08 Carnival Imagination 11/06
I always put down a $300-$500 cash deposit with the purser's desk. I go back the last night and pay off any balance and then hook up our CC to the acct for any last minute purchases. Never, Never, Never had my account cut off for going over the cash deposit and never had a large hold put on my CC.
I was told that each Seapass card has $500 credit limit. You can spend as much as the limit and you will need to pay it down if you want to spend more.
that is correct. its either 400 or 500 i forgot....we did cash on our last cruise. they never asked us for money up front, we were just told later that we cant spend up to a certain amount without paying it off....but we never went over that limit and paid it off the last am!
Royal Caribbean~Explorer of the Seas~April '07'
Royal Caribbean~Oasis of the Seas~May '10'
Royal Caribbean~Freedom of the Seas~Feb '11'
Last cruise on Rhapsody 2008 we nominated to pay by credit card but on the second last day I went to the Pursers Desk and asked to pay in cash- still had enough left - the Casino hadn't got it all. It was no problem and they handed me the print out and I paid the cash. I went back to our room and checked it- not because I thought it was too much I was just checking who spent the most. I was charged 80s something dollars for a drinks package we didn't get. I went back to the pursers and they said they would check it overnight and I received a refund the next morning.
We have again nominated our CC but hope to have enough left to pay in cash