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Old 03-28-2006, 10:55 AM
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so if you have 3 people cruising, is it a $200 deposit per person per card? I know that 1 credit card can be billed for all 3, and you can elect for the other 2 cards not to charge, but do ya still put a $200 deposit on all 3 cards?
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so if you have 3 people cruising, is it a $200 deposit per person per card? I know that 1 credit card can be billed for all 3, and you can elect for the other 2 cards not to charge, but do ya still put a $200 deposit on all 3 cards?
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I have only used cash as a deposit once. When I did, it was a deposit per stateroom. (Cabin). Not per person. I don't know if the rules have changed or not, most likely it depends on how many people you have in your cabin. I think their main concern is that you deposit enough to cover the "tipping".
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:13 PM
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ok, here goes, 3 people, same stateroom. We will all 3 need a s&s card to get on & off the ship. To make it easy, let's say we are using cash. Brochure states cash deposit for a 7 day cruise is $200.00. So is this a $200 deposit on all 3? Only one is gonna be used for charging things. Or is it per person, per card?
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:35 PM
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1 deposit per stateroom. I assume you will be two adults and a child in the room? All S & S cards are tied to the same account/credit card/cash deposit. 1 account, 1 deposit.

Think of it this way. It's like having a credit card with authorized user cards. Each has their own card, but it goes to the main account. Or a joint checking account. You each have your checkbook, but only one source of money.

Easier?
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:53 PM
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Cool beans Now, one deposit of $200 plus a deposit of $210 for gratuities, which at my discretion, can be adjusted. Assuming I leave it at $10 per person per day =$210.00, I will need to deposit $410.00 plus whatever cash I may want to spend on board. Correct?
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:49 PM
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You're getting warmer. I would imagine for the average cabin $200 is sufficient. For three people in the room, you'd need to deposit enough to cover the 'gratuity', so that would be $210. All they really care is that there is enough to cover the gratuity. Your choice if you want a line of 'credit' or not. As long as you deposit enough for the gratuities. Not $210 PLUS $200. $210 is all you have to have. If you plan to purchase anything, then you will need more money on the account. If you have no intentions of buying anything - soda, drinks, cigs, souvenirs, etc - on the ship, then you don't need to deposit any more.

You cannot spend cash on the ship. You can give it as a tip, but the stores, bars, etc. will not take your cash. The casino will, gladly, but nothing else.
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Old 04-02-2006, 02:42 PM
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ok, I gave up and called carnival. Carnival said, a $200 deposit for each s&s card that will be used to charge purchases on. If you only plan on using 1 card for all charges between 3 people, there is only 1 deposit. However the other 2 people will have their own s&s card to get on/off the ship at no extra charge. So if ya have 3 folks and are gonna use 2 cards, then it's $200 deposit on 2 cards. If you're gonnal charge on all 3 cards, it's $200 deposit on each card. We are going the cheap way. We are gonna be together pretty much all of the time anyway, so we are only gonna use 1 card to charge on
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Old 04-02-2006, 03:47 PM
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We had 5 people on two cards the last time. The kids were not authorized to make charges with their cards but they did have drink cards. I did not want them running up huge purchases. Me and my husband could both use or cards to purchase but the charges both went towards the cash amount I put down. In this option if you run out of cash you have to go and put more cash down. I know some would not want to do it like this but it kept me from overspending.
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Old 04-02-2006, 06:22 PM
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Bubbles, if you only leave $200 for a deposit, and that is tied in for all of you - then you have no room to charge... Your "gratuities" are over your deposit already. Even if they are charged on a daily basis, sometime during the cruise you're going to be told to put more cash down.
 
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