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Hello!  I leave for the Horizon in like 17 days and we are trying to figure out how much cash to bring.   One of the only things we need cash for on the ship is in the casino.  So I was wondering if when I go to the table, can I just charge $40 to my S&S instead of laying out the actual $40 in bills?

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35 minutes ago, Caps_Shield said:

Hello!  I leave for the Horizon in like 17 days and we are trying to figure out how much cash to bring.   One of the only things we need cash for on the ship is in the casino.  So I was wondering if when I go to the table, can I just charge $40 to my S&S instead of laying out the actual $40 in bills?

Yes

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^^^ Correct on the 3% and keep it mind that’s per transaction.  For me, I’d rather bring cash.  Each stateroom has a safe and I keep the cash in there until I need it for the casino. 

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15 hours ago, Caps_Shield said:

This sounds like something to keep in my back pocket.  Thanks!

Good move!

 

Your card to cash options:

-3% fee at the table ($20 or $25 minimum) using your S&S

-5.5% for amounts over $100 or $5.50 flat fee for under $100 you charge to get a cash advance from the cashier using your credit card or debit card

-$6.00 flat fee they charge to take it from the ATM

-0% load it on a player bank at the slot machines using your S&S then cash it out at the cashier*

-All the above fees are waived for invite-only people on Premier/Ultra/Elite casino cruises

 

*Carnival frowns on loading money from your S&S into your player bank and then not using it to play, and have been know to punish people for it. So some people load the money then play a few spins before cashing out the player bank.

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10 hours ago, Davey Wavey said:

Good move!

 

Your card to cash options:

-3% fee at the table ($20 or $25 minimum) using your S&S

-5.5% for amounts over $100 or $5.50 flat fee for under $100 you charge to get a cash advance from the cashier using your credit card or debit card

-$6.00 flat fee they charge to take it from the ATM

-0% load it on a player bank at the slot machines using your S&S then cash it out at the cashier*

-All the above fees are waived for invite-only people on Premier/Ultra/Elite casino cruises

 

*Carnival frowns on loading money from your S&S into your player bank and then not using it to play, and have been know to punish people for it. So some people load the money then play a few spins before cashing out the player bank.

Was informed on my last Carnival (Sept'18) cruise that since I reach the level where I qualify to get offers for the Premier cruises that the fees would be waived regardless if the particular cruise was a booked as an special invitee of the casino. 

Has this changed?

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17 hours ago, maryred said:

Was informed on my last Carnival (Sept'18) cruise that since I reach the level where I qualify to get offers for the Premier cruises that the fees would be waived regardless if the particular cruise was a booked as an special invitee of the casino. 

Has this changed?

Since 2010 I have been on 27 cruises all of which were casino offers, including just casino rates, bounce back offers, premier cruises, and ultra cruises...basically every type of casino based promotion available. Never have they waived fees on any of them except invitees of Premiere, Ultra, or Elite cruises. I am not sure who told you, but you should send an email to the casino@carnival.com and/or the oceanplayersclub and ask to be sure.

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