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Cruisers Can Have Peace-of-Mind with American Express Travelers Cheques


CLIA Recommends Carrying a Diversified Wallet as an Essential Step to a Worry-Free Vacation


Savvy travelers preparing to set sail in 2008 can plan for the unexpected by carrying a diversified wallet that includes a combination of payment options such as credit and charge cards, small amounts of currency and American Express Travelers Cheques. American Express Travelers Cheques help provide international cruise travelers with peace of mind, because unlike cash, Travelers Cheques are fully refundable if they are lost or stolen, usually within 24 hours.    


Onboard, American Express Travelers Cheques typically can be used to settle incidental purchases such as onboard activities, spa treatments, gambling and tipping. Offshore, travelers cheques can be used to pay for excursions, shopping, dining and other activities.


In fact, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) recommends that cruisers carry a variety of payment options, including traveler’s checks when taking a voyage abroad. 


“CLIA and its member cruise lines believe that taking small steps to ensure a relaxing, worry-free travel experience is a great idea,” stated Terry Dale, CEO and President of CLIA. “Having multiple options in their wallets in order to cover all eventualities is another way travelers can be sure that nothing gets in the way of a good time while traveling."


American Express Travelers Cheques offer travelers a safe and convenient method of carrying cash, and they can be exchanged onboard at the purser’s desk, allowing travelers to concentrate on what matters most - leisure, rest and relaxation.


American Express Travelers Cheques are available in foreign currency and can be purchased before leaving the U.S., helping to reduce uncertainties and avoiding the hassles of exchanging money while traveling. And because Travelers Cheques never expire, travelers can buy them once and if they don’t use them, take them on future trips for extra peace of mind.


Travelers may purchase American Express Travelers Cheques at more than 88,000 U.S. locations, including banks, credit unions and American Express Travel Service locations.

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