Been on two of their cruises and they use a cashless system eg they issue you with a credit card which also acts as your boarding card -by the way absolutely brilliant cruises with the Royal Cari.
So far as I know all cruise lines operate on a cruise card system where you sign for all extras - drinks, shop purchases, shore excursions etc and register your credit card at the beginning of the cruise so that they can bill your credit card at the end of the cruise. Have travelled with P&O, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean and this is how they operate. It is sometimes possible to pay cruise card bills in cash but they usually require payment at intervals throughout the trip not just at the end. Get in touch with Royal Caribbean and clarify the situation with them.
Most cruises are now cash free, that is you charge everything on board to your "Sea pass" the card that the ship issues you when you check in so you cannot pay real money for anything with the exception of the shops. So the answer is basically...No ...It's the system Neil Dow.
There is a cashless system on Royal Caribbean you give your credit card details before you go or when you check in and they issue you with a seapass account card same size as a credit card and that is swiped every time you "pay" for something on board it also doubles as your on off card, I bought a lanyard to put it around my neck as you will need it all the time you can buy these from the Royal Caribbean shop. You can check how much you have spent on your TV.
No you use your seapass to pay for everything onboard the Freedom...except for the Casino and if you havent prepaid your tips you can pay them in cash...also handy to have some $1 notes for tipping Room service if you use that.
You can set up your seapass account with a credit card or with cash.
Hope you enjoy your cruise,she is a lovely ship.
No ships have a no cash policy. You can however leave cash creditted to your onboard account at the start of your cruise and have an updated bill from the Pursers office on reques.
I haven't cruised on RCL but I suspect every cruise liner operates a "card" system whereby everything on board is written to the card, which is then settled by your nominated Credit Card on the final day of the cruise. It works a dream on P&O and on Cunard! I don't think there is any cruise line which accepts cash on board.
I hvae never heard of a ship that allows you to pay in cash. They all want you to use your cruise card. Some ships will allow you to lodge cash up front with them to cover items charged to your cruise card rather than have to give a credit card. I think they have a minimum amount that you have to give them. they then let you know if you are getting close to using aup all the cah, so that you can lodge more. One disadvantage of doing this is that on the final day of disemabarkation you have to queue up at the accounts desk to get your final bill sorted out, whereas if you have paid with credit card and you agree with the bill they have delivered to your cabin, you can just sign one copy and drop it off without queueing. I believe some ships also allow you to view your account through the TV in your cabin.
No cash is used on ther majority of cruise ships, you are given a card, which is your identification card, and on which you pay for all purchaes on board, you settle up on the last night.
I've been on 3 different cruises using different cruise lines and each time its a no cash option on a daily basis, but you can pay with cash at the end of your cruise. Most give you a door key card which also a payment card; used like a credit card with a bill at the end of the trip.