Q: How do I pay for things onboard?
A: A cash-less system is widely used on cruise ships, and applies to nearly all onboard services. You will be asked for your payment method during the check-in process. You may wish to put down a cash deposit, or use a debit or credit card. Your account will be open from the time you embark the ship until disembarkation. You will be issued with a plastic card, which will act as both your payment card and room key. You will also need this to get on and off the ship. Your onboard account will be automatically be debited after disembarkation. You can check the balance of your account at any stage during the cruise. This may be done either at guest services, or on the interactive televisions in cabins. Depending on which cruise line you are travelling with, the currency onboard will either be Pounds Sterling, Euros or Dollars. This will have to be used if you are settling your onboard account in cash.