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Old 09-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Traveling without a credit card?

Can you cruise without a credit card?
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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Can you cruise without a credit card?
As long as you have cash to put down on your onboard account, yes.

You must put a cash credit (or credit card number) on your onboard account before you can charge anything on it.
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Yes.We haven't had CC's in several years. We do use a debit,but it's not necessary either on a cruise. Your onboard account can be set up for cash. You'll have a limit as to how much you can spend before they want you to make a payment,but that's not a big deal.

Just make sure you don't carry all of your cash in one place!
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Is there a minimum cash amount you have to put down? Or I can just put my debit card on file,right?
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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You can put your debit card on file to open the account, but pay the balance at the end with cash. Easy! Of course, you can just use the debit and not cash, too!
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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Is there a minimum cash amount you have to put down? Or I can just put my debit card on file,right?
No, you don't need to put any money down. Just select cash account when you check in online. When you check in at the port they will ask if you want to put a CC on file. Just say no, and they will give you a form explaining the cash account rules. As a PP said, there is a set amount (depending on the length of the cruise) that you can charge before they freeze your account until you pay down the balance. We always do this and it works great for us.
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As long as you have cash to put down on your onboard account, yes.

You must put a cash credit (or credit card number) on your onboard account before you can charge anything on it.
They actually give you a credit limit before you have to apply cash. We just got off the Fantasy and I believe it was $300. It varies by length of cruise.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:36 PM   #9
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Is there a ATM on board? Or can you cash checks? I don't want to bring $2000 or more in cash?!?! What do you suggest?
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Is there a ATM on board? Or can you cash checks? I don't want to bring $2000 or more in cash?!?! What do you suggest?
You can cash checks. Not sure what the $$$ limit is though. No ATM on board.
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Is there a ATM on board? Or can you cash checks? I don't want to bring $2000 or more in cash?!?! What do you suggest?
If you don't want to carry cash or use a credit card, what about a disney gift card or a regular gift card ( the visa or any other card out there).
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:52 AM   #12
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Yup lol they are going to get a handful of disney gift cards and no credit card from me. ;-)
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We always put a credit card on our account, but keep an eye on our purchases so we can just use cash. You can go to guest services as often as you like to check on your account and add more money whenever you want to!
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Yup lol they are going to get a handful of disney gift cards and no credit card from me. ;-)
if you're anywhere close to a Disney Store, get a gift card there. You can set the amount you want on it, and you can add to it. Easy peasy!
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You can also get disney gift cards at target, mostb groxery stores, cvs, etc. How about travelers checks?
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