Forms of Payment

Published 03/11/2015 09:51 PM   |    Updated 08/16/2017 12:58 PM

We accept the following forms of payment as noted below. 

Credit Cards
We accept the following credit cards as a form of payment for your cruise reservation, online shore excursion purchases, spa service purchases and Fun Shop gift purchases as well as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account.

  • American Express Card
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • The Discover Card
  • Diner’s Club


PayPal and MasterPass by MasterCard
We accept the following digital payment methods if your cruise reservation is made directly with Carnival. This form of payment can only be made online by accessing  'Manage My Booking' on Carnival.com and choosing 'Pay Now'.  

  • PayPal: Secure shopping made faster. Choose whichever payment method you prefer to make your purchase (credit card, debit card, bank account or PayPay balance).
  • MasterPass by MasterCard: The simplest, most convenient way, most trusted digital wallet that simplifies the checkout process for purchases online and in stores. 


Carnival Gift Card

We accept the Carnival Gift Card as a form of payment (USD only) for your cruise reservation, online shore excursion purchases, spa service purchases and Fun Shop gift purchases as well as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account. At this time, we are not able to accept the Carnival Gift Card to purchase gift orders by telephone order.

If you use your Carnival Gift Card and then later cancel, any refund due back will be sent in the form of a new Carnival Gift Card. It will be mailed to the address on the booking profile and take 5-10 business days. If the booking was made through a travel agency, we will need to obtain your address in order to mail out a new Carnival Gift Card.


Gift Cards

We accept the following gift cards as a form of payment for your cruise reservation, online shore excursion purchases, spa service purchases and Fun Shop gift purchases as well as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account. Please note* - The American Express Gift Card cannot be used as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account.  

  • American Express Gift Card*
  • Carnival Corporation Reward Card from American Express
  • MasterCard Gift Card
  • Visa Gift Card
  • The Discover Card Gift Card
  • Diner’s Club Gift Card

It is important to retain the credit card gift card in the event of cancellation and refund due. You will need to call the gift card issuing bank (800 number listed on the back of the card) and provide the gift card number used in order for them to issue a new gift card for the credit due.


Debit Cards

We accept the following Debit Cards as a form of payment for your cruise reservation, online shore excursion purchases, spa service purchases and Fun Shop purchases as well as deposit toward your onboard Sail & Sign account.

  • MasterCard Debit Card
  • Visa Debit Card


Personal Checks
We accept personal checks (USD only) as a form of payment for your cruise reservation. Please note the following:

  • A personal check (sent via mail) is accepted as a form of payment up to 21 business days prior to the sail date. Checks should be made out to Carnival Cruise Line – for mailing information, click here.
  • We prefer check payment be submitted through CashPro Biller. These checks will be accepted up to10 business days prior to the sail date.
  • Any check returned due to non-sufficient funds (NSF) will be charged $25 USD.


Additional Forms of Payment

We also accept the following as a form of payment (USD only) for your cruise reservation. 

  • Credit Card Issued-Check
  • Cashier's Check 
  • Bank Check 
  • Certified Check 
  • Money Order 
  • Western Union ‘Quick Collect’ 
  • MoneyGram Express Payment 
  • Bank Wire

Checks should be made out to Carnival Cruise Line – for mailing information, click here


Last Minute Bookings

For bookings when payment must be received by Carnival Cruise Line in less than 24 hoursonly the following forms of payment will be accepted for your cruise reservation.

  • Credit Cards (as noted above)
  • Gift Cards (as noted above)
  • Debit Cards (as noted above)
  • Western Union ‘Quick Collect’ (USD only)
  • MoneyGram Express Payment (USD only)
  • Bank Wire Transfer


Mailing Information

For First Class Mail or Priority Mail via the United States Post Office
Carnival Cruise Line
Cash Applications Department
MSRV–406N
P.O Box 526170
Miami, FL 33152-6170

For Overnight Payments or 2-day Express Mail (FedEx, UPS, Express Mail)
Carnival Cruise Line
Cash Applications Department
MSRV–406N
3655 NW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL 33178-2428


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