How much of a hold does Celebrity put on your credit card?
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On a 7 night cruise last year I presented it when boarding. This was accepted so presumably it is less than $1,000.
After leaving the ship, which had a tab of around $400 to settle, the card was declined at a gas station. No big problem because we had other cards but when I enquired with the CC company I was told the RCCL (Celebrity) still had a hold for possible charges.
We simply don;t have any credit cards, so we'll either use cash or debit - what's the debit hold? How much cash do they require you to deposit?I've always used my debit card for the shipboard account and never had a problem. On my last cruise I didn't notice a hold placed against the balance at all. YMMV -- but it's how I've done it and will continue to do it.
I have not done cash / travelers' cheques for the shipboard account since 1993, so I can't speak to that.
Many years ago, I worked for Marriott and I recall when we swiped credit cards at check in, we were told to authorize for the amount of room and tax for each night a guest was at the hotel for AND to tack on an additional $100.00 a night to cover for any incidentals. I always hated doing that, I guess that's why I am always curious to see what other operations do.
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