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Check cashing on HAL ships?

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My wife & I will be cruising on the Oosterdam next month. I'm just curious if cashing of personal checks aboard ship is available. If so, what is the max. amount permitted, is it a one time only arrangement, or can checks be drawn frequently but only up to the restricted amount?

 

Any info given will be greatly appreaciated. Thanking one & all in advance, may all your cruises be pleasant ones.

 

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You can take a cash advance via the casino. I am not sure if they accept checks though. They do charge a 3% fee for it though. :cool:

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I'm sorry, but HAL does now allow the cashing of personal checks onboard their ships, nor do they allow paying one's shipboard account with a personal check.

 

HAL's policy relative to "money matters" is published in the "Know Before You Go" booklet, which can also be found on their website. It reads as follows:

 

Shipboard Account

Our cashless society is designed to make your life on board as simple as possible. When you board the ship, your account has already been activated and you may make purchases by simply showing your guest identification card and signing a receipt. On embarkation day, you will need to register your credit or debit card (Visa®, Mastercard®, American Express®, Discover®) in order to use your onboard account for shipboard purchases. Your card will be pre-authorized for USD$60 per person for each day of your cruise. At the end of your cruise, you will receive a final statement, and your card will be charged only for the actual amount of your purchases. Please inform your credit or debit card issuer in advance that your card will be used on a Holland America ship. This will help prevent delays in obtaining pre-authorization on board. Some banks may keep the pre-authorization in place for up to 30 days. If you do not want to use a credit or debit card, the ship will collect a cash deposit from you at time of boarding in the same pre-authorization amount. Any excess deposit will be refunded to you at the end of the cruise. Traveler’s checks may be cashed at the front office to make your deposit. Personal checks are not accepted on board.

 

Please note the last sentence.

 

Hope this helps!

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What I have done is wire transfers. They have very specific instructions on how to send one, but they worked. I have used it three times and it has worked each time. Once the ship recieves notification of the wire transfer you can withdraw your money as you wish. Ship services should be able to help you with that.

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