CCL Announces Interest-Free Installment Payment Service
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Carnival President Christine Duffy
In what it is calling a cruise industry first, Carnival Cruise Line has launched a new pay-over-time program that allows guests to pay for their cruise in three monthly installments.
Carnival EasyPay allows guests’ cruise payments to be automatically deducted from the credit card on file and applied to their current balance interest-free over a three-month period.
Guests simply make their initial cruise deposit and then the balance of their cruise is charged in three equal payments which are taken out automatically on the same designated day for three consecutive months. Travel agents can also sign up for Carnival EasyPay to process payments on behalf of their clients.
“A Carnival cruise is already the most affordable and value-packed vacation there is and with Carnival EasyPay we’re making budgeting and paying for a cruise even easier and more convenient,” said CCL president Christine Duffy.
“Rather than having to remember to pay for their cruise, Carnival EasyPay provides guests with peace of mind knowing that their payment is being processed automatically.”
Guests must make a required deposit on their cruise fare to be eligible. Additionally, the deposit due date must be at least 90 days before the final payment date. The first installment is charged to guests’ credit card 30 days from the date of the deposit with two additional monthly installments thereafter.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years.