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Old 04-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if DCL lets you pay with pre paid Visa Gift Cards? I am in Canada and have a couple and would like to use them on our upcoming Med cruise. Any experiences?

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To your balance on your KTTW card? Sure. They may actually treat them like a debit or cash payment because they aren't good for more than is on the card, but that difference should be invisible to you except for when you reach the limit of the card. If you ask them to use the prepaid visa first and then have another credit card or cash for the remainder of your charges, you will be fine.

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Originally Posted by dhluvsDisney View Post
Does anyone know if DCL lets you pay with pre paid Visa Gift Cards? I am in Canada and have a couple and would like to use them on our upcoming Med cruise. Any experiences?

Make sure that the Visa gift card can be used outside Canada. Sometimes that has been an issue for me onboard as the ship moves around from port to port. Also, you have to know the exact balance on the card to empty it into your onboard account; the Visa Gift Card system doesn't understand "use everything that's left."
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the thing to remember is since the card is in Canadian dollars (that's an assumption as I just received one that was) you not only pay the conversion rate of the day but you also pay 2.5% over the standard bank rate. that means if you were to purchase $100 u.s. dollars from your bank and lets say the rate is par, then it will cost you $100 Canadian. on the other hand, if you were to use the prepaid for the same amount it would cost you $102.50 for the u.s.
I just received a rbc visa prepaid gift card and i'm looking at the paper work right now. my back ground is in banking and any Canadian cc you use will charge you the same 2.5% as well. I know others have said they don't pay it but I have my doubts. if one company charges it they all will.
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