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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:52 AM
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Default Can you pay Carnival a deposit, then make monthly payments?

We have our eye on Carnival Dream Eastern Caribbean for August.

Being that it's seven months away, does Carnival require the entire payment upfront? Or can I make small payments up until the cruise leaves?
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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I just contacted Carnival last week about this...you can make payments up until final payment. My PVP told me sometimes it doesn't work through their site but you can always call and ask tell them how much you want to pay. I did try to make a payment via the site and it worked for me :-)

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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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We have our eye on Carnival Dream Eastern Caribbean for August.

Being that it's seven months away, does Carnival require the entire payment upfront? Or can I make small payments up until the cruise leaves?
Yes you can make payments up until the Final Payment due date. I have 2 payments left till my June Dream cruise is paid for
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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How much is the deposit?

Are monthly payments set, or do you pay what you can, when you can?

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You have to pay a $250 deposit for each person in the cabin. Then you just have to have it paid off a few months before your sailing date. For example...my cruise leaves on April 4th, and our final payment is due on Jan. 19th. You can't book any excursions through Carnival until your final payment is made. There is no set monthy payment. You can do as much or as little as you want.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:47 AM
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We have our eye on Carnival Dream Eastern Caribbean for August.

Being that it's seven months away, does Carnival require the entire payment upfront? Or can I make small payments up until the cruise leaves?

Carnival Deposits are based on lenght of the cruise. You HAVE to pay that deposit amount when you book, then you have until Final Payment Deadline (60 to 70 days from depaerture) to pay the balance. There are no set payment plans.

Carnival Deposits (not based on percentage of the cruise fare):

CTN Cruises $50 non-refundable
3 Day Cruises $100 pp
4 Day Cruises $150 pp
5 Day Cruises $200 pp
6,7 Day Cruises $250 pp
8 Day Cruises $300

Alakska Cruises $350
10+ Day Cruises $400
Europe Cruises $500

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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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Do you pay from your bank directly or credit card? Can I use paypal? I don't want to put anything on a credit card unless I absolutely have to.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:59 PM
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Assuming you've booked directly through Carnival:

Credit card is easiest, but you can also mail checks to
Carnival Cruise Lines
Attn: Cash Dept. - MSRV 406N
3655 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178

They also take Western Union and MoneyGram, but the fees are not worth it unless you're in an absolute hurry.

No paypal directly, unless you have one of their debit cards.

If you booked through a travel agency, then you'd make your payments through them.
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I book a cruise using an agent- I pay the initial deposit f 250.00 per person and makemonthly payments. When that is paid off I book another cruise.

I am now in the process of paying down my Ruby Princess cruise for February 2011.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Do you pay from your bank directly or credit card? Can I use paypal? I don't want to put anything on a credit card unless I absolutely have to.
if you have a debit/credit card AND bank account linked through paypal, which would make you a verified member, you can have paypal generate you a virtual, either one time use or multiple use, credit card. that way you are, in essence, paying through paypal
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