The Sail and Sign card is your room key, your ship ID card and your charge card for all things on the ship. During check-in each person is given a Sail and Sign card, even Wyatt.
Sail and Sign cards are Carnival’s on board cashless credit program. This allows you to charge all your services, gratuities and purchases during your cruise to your stateroom. All locations on board accept your Sail and Sign card for payment; the casino will also accept cash. As a side note, when gambling always use cash so you know what your spending.
A credit card or cash deposit is needed to establish your personal on board account. At check-in you will be asked for a credit card or cash to set-up your Sail and Sign account. If giving a credit card or debit card Carnival will put a hold on your card for approximately $1000. Please be aware that even if you don’t spend that much on the ship the money will be held for up to three days after the cruise. If you use cash, which is what Scott & I always do, you can put $200 down and then add to your account as needed.
When the Sail and Sign accounts are setup during the check in process one adult in the room is assigned as an owner for the account. The owner is fully responsible for all charges made to that account. Minors must have an account, but the account owner has the option not to allow charging privileges to their account.
You are responsible for making sure your Sail and Sign card is paid in full before debarking on the final day. On the tv in your stateroom there is a guest services channel that updates you on all of your expenses to date. Please check it often so there won’t be any surprises at the end of the cruise. There are also kiosks located on the ship where you can check your balance and add money if needed. If you pay cash and have an available balance at the end of the cruise Carnival will give you a check on the last day as part of your check out.