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How to Pay for Your Cruise

by Kayla Becker | September 01, 2016

1. Don't worry about paying the entire sum upfront.

You won't have to max out your credit card. Most cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International, require only a deposit when you book, and the amount varies depending on the length of your cruise. For example, on Norwegian, a deposit for a two- to six-night cruise in a standard cabin is $100 per person. On Carnival, the required deposit is $100 per person for a three-night cruise, with the amount increasing for longer cruises. The deposit amount can vary according to the itinerary as well. Deposits for Alaska cruises on Carnival, for example, are $400 per person.

Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker is a New York City-based contributor to ShermansCruise and the assistant editor for the site.

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