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Why do I have a pending authorization on my bank account?


Guests may notice pending charges or authorizations on their credit card. Throughout a sailing, pending authorizations (holds) are issued to cards on file as a way to secure funds for onboard processed transactions. You may see more than one pending charge on your credit card. While the holds aren’t charges, they do reduce your available credit. Most holds are released by the time your cruise ends; however, some are released within 5 - 7 business days after your sailing and others may take up to 45 days to release. Royal Caribbean International® doesn’t control how long the holds remain, your bank or financial institution determines the duration of these holds. If you register a card and change to another card or cash during your sailing, you may still see holds on the original card.

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