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1 hour ago, Sizzlechest said:

 

Where did you get the $10k figure from? If you were willing to gamble that much, you'd just get a line of credit from the casino. If you want LESS than that, you don't have many fee-free options other than carrying it around or hoping your room safe is secure. (HINT: It's not.)

The room safes are very secure. Because they are in your room. The whole ship has cameras everywhere except in the staterooms and in the public bathrooms. In all  the hallways they are monitored 24/7  as well as the outside of the vessel. So if someone broke into your room via door or climbing over balcony they will be on video. And being on a ship their escape route is hampered to say the least. We put fairly large sums of money ( to us) in the safe and have never had a problem.

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2 hours ago, ticketsunlimited said:

I assume you can use your RC Visa card to purchase onboard credit precruise and get double points correct?

 

Correct.

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5 hours ago, rt1092 said:

The room safes are very secure. Because they are in your room. The whole ship has cameras everywhere except in the staterooms and in the public bathrooms. In all  the hallways they are monitored 24/7  as well as the outside of the vessel. So if someone broke into your room via door or climbing over balcony they will be on video. And being on a ship their escape route is hampered to say the least. We put fairly large sums of money ( to us) in the safe and have never had a problem.

 

The room safes are a joke. Their security systems can be bypassed easily. All it takes is for a room door to be open while the housekeeper is working for someone to gain access.

 

I've never had anything stolen either. That doesn't mean it can't happen.

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Just bring the cash and keep it in your safe. 

 

Whenever you go to the casino, buy in at the tables with cash. Even if you have chips and play more than one game the same night, buy in with cash at every new table. That way, when they swipe your Sea Pass card and log what you bought in for, they will think you are turning more cash than you actually are. This will make you more eligible for attention and comps from the host.

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As has already been stated, you can call and add OBC to your account and use that to take out the fee-free cash advance (assuming you have set up the cash account with guest services).

 

That said, unless we are talking about a large sum of money I don't think there is much risk with just carrying it on board and storing it in your safe.  I'm also reasonably certain guest services would be ok with you making a payment as soon as you get on board and then you could take the funds out from that.  And if you're speaking of a large sum, the $20 wire fee is almost irrelevant.

 

I, too and a bit confused by the question.

 

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, ticketsunlimited said:

I assume you can use your RC Visa card to purchase onboard credit precruise and get double points correct?

Yes you can do this. 

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Don't trust a safe?  Here's a thought.....keep it in your pocket ;).

 

We all live in prisons of our own making.

 

I've carried 60-80 $100 in my pocket without issue on two separate cruises.  When I wanted to go swimming I put the wad in my camera case that I left on top of the dresser and didn't think twice about it.  When I went on an excursion the bulk of it was left in the room....in the same camera case completely unattended for *gasp* several hours.  It is casino money after all....don't you like to gamble 😉

 

 

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On 3/16/2019 at 9:50 AM, dodgestang said:

Don't trust a safe?  Here's a thought.....keep it in your pocket ;).

 

We all live in prisons of our own making.

 

I've carried 60-80 $100 in my pocket without issue on two separate cruises.  When I wanted to go swimming I put the wad in my camera case that I left on top of the dresser and didn't think twice about it.  When I went on an excursion the bulk of it was left in the room....in the same camera case completely unattended for *gasp* several hours.  It is casino money after all....don't you like to gamble 😉

 

 

 

 

And unless you publicize the fact that you have a large amount of cash in your pocket or room. who is going to know?

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On 3/16/2019 at 8:00 AM, maryjaden said:

Yes you can do this. 

 How do I purchase OBC for Allure 5/19 cruise?  Is there an option in Cruise Planner?

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6 hours ago, PedroD said:

 How do I purchase OBC for Allure 5/19 cruise?  Is there an option in Cruise Planner?

 

No, you have to call RC: 800-722-5443

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If you happen to be Gold or higher w/ MLife, through their partnership perks they waive cash advance fees (and provide some OBC and other benefits).

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On Symphony you can now charge $300 at a time to your room account, on the slot machine. No charge. Just cash out on the machine and redeem your voucher at the Casino Cashier or at one of the two Ticket Redemption machines. 

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18 minutes ago, sandebeach said:

On Symphony you can now charge $300 at a time to your room account, on the slot machine. No charge. Just cash out on the machine and redeem your voucher at the Casino Cashier or at one of the two Ticket Redemption machines. 

 

Nice new feature, thanks for reporting.🙂

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On 3/14/2019 at 10:01 PM, djvcr said:

On Harmony in January you could no longer get cash at the cage, they would only give you a slot ticket which must be played through once and had no cash value (like the way the free play promos work) or promo chips, no cash.

 

You were allowed to charge to the room via the slot machine up to $300 per transaction with no fee. It transferred $300 to the machine and you can then cash out the ticket and exchange it for cash at the window or just use it to play. If you wanted more you could do a second or more transaction but limit was up to $300 per transaction. This was for everyone, not just prime and I think max per day was like 3K or 4K. This may just be on Harmony and not all ships. It made it more convenient then having to go to the window and have them process the room charge.

I was on Adventure at the end of January and they had the same system.  So basically the no fee for cash withdrawals for Casino Royale members is no longer a benefit since now anyone can do this.  

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