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A cashless system is operated on board most cruise ships. This is in operation in all areas of the ship and does include shops. It will be charded to your onboard account, which you can choose to pay by cash, travelers cheques and credit card. I would suggest that you use your credit card on your ship account to set it up (this will stop the potentially embarrasing situation of having your account suspended) and pay off any cash that you might have left over before the end of your cruise. Hope this helps TJ.
As a general rule ALL purchases made on board are charged to your account, but some ships have a small shop that sales items such as razor blades, chewing gum, post cards, etc. Because of the very small sums of money involved, these usually allow you to pay in cash. Since you say "the ship" without stating any names or cruise lines, the most obvious thing to do is to ask your chosen cruise line this question. You should get an exact answer that way.
On Royal caribean and all P & O ships no cash taken in any of the shops during the cruise but on the last day before disembarking you can use cash to buy drinks as your cruise account card has been closed happy cruising.
Hi, all the ships i have been on it's card in all onboard shops for any purchases,have a lovely cruise.
The ship's credit card/door key is used for all purchaes in shops on board. However, if you purchase alcohol, this is held until the last evening of the cruise and then delivered to your stateroo.
It would help if you advised what ship you are on. All ships that I know of opperate a cashless policy. Everything is charged to your cabin (just like a hotel.
Shops are also cash free but you can ask for a balance on your account at any time and pay a chunk off at the pursers office if you do not want it to build up.
You can credit your account with cash after you board but do need cc also.
No cash purchases are allowed,everything you purchase on board ship is charged to your onboard account.