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Sail & Sign

"Sail and Sign" is Carnival's cashless onboard credit program which allows guests to charge their purchases directly to their personal account for convenience throughout the cruise. Registration will take place during the embarkation process or onboard at the Purser's Office. The completed application form (included with your cruise documents) must be presented along with a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Guests may also use a checking account debit card, as long as it is a registered VISA or MasterCard. Regular ATM debit cards are not acceptable. Parents' credit cards are not acceptable, even with the parents' written permission. All charges will be automatically billed to the guest's credit card at the end of the voyage. On the final morning of the cruise, a detailed statement will be delivered to the guest's cabin. The total amount will be charged to the credit card presented during registration. In addition, the Purser's Office can provide the guest with a balance update at any time throughout the cruise.

Guests who do not wish to use a credit card may register for Sail & Sign using a cash deposit. The required deposit is $100 per person for sailings less than 10 days, and $150 per person for sailings 10 days or longer. Traveler's checks are also acceptable for deposit. As the guest approaches their limit, they will be notified by the Purser's Office. They may then deposit additional monies.

Check Cashing

Guests may cash one personal check up to $250.00 in U.S. funds, from a U.S. bank, accompanied by an American Express card. A check from a Canadian bank will be cashed at the current exchange rate onboard, not to exceed $250.00 U.S. TravelerŐs checks may be cashed at the PurserŐs Office. Canadian travelerŐs checks will be cashed at the current exchange rate.

Cash Advance

Guests can get a cash advance on their credit card either at the Purser's Office or in the Casino. Carnival uses Comdata Corporation for cash advance services. Comchek will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card. In order to obtain a cash advance the guest's credit card must be activated through the Sail and Sign system. The maximum cash advance permitted will depend on the credit limit authorized by the specific credit card company, and there will be a nominal fee based on the amount of the advance.


There are ATMs located on the Promenade Deck of all Carnival ships. The ATMs are controlled by Bank Atlantic of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and there is a $5.00 fee per transaction. Guests are able to withdraw funds and make balance inquiries on their checking and savings accounts while the ship is in port or at sea.