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is it easy to use discover card in ports?

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by dusty, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. dusty

    dusty Guest

    i only want to take my discover card with me to use in skagway, juneau and ketchikan. but, do alot of the shops take it or do they prefer one of the other cards. i want to make sure i can use the 'plastic' while i am there i need be. thanks
     
  2. AnnW

    AnnW Guest

    Sorry, I can't help. I gave up on Discover a long time ago when I found there were LOTS of places where it didn't "work"! I don't remember specifically whether it's readily used in Alaska, but personally I wouldn't take the risk. Some folks swear by them...but I stick with my VISA and MasterCard. Do you have one of them you could take, instead?
     
  3. dusty

    dusty Guest

    annw

    yes i do have one of them but unfortunitely it is almost maxed out and i have it hidden for awhile. i will make sure i have cash on hand and pray for the best. i did think about taking travelers checks also to cash in at the pursers desk. thanks, dusty
     
  4. LindaKE

    LindaKE Guest

    We used our Discover card without any problem. We didn't do a lot a shopping though, so I can't say that everyone had it. It's probably about like what you get in the lower 48, where most take it, but a few don't.
     
  5. dusty

    dusty Guest

    hi everybody

    thanks for the replies. i am only going to take the one card since it sounds like most places will take it if need be. i am also going to take travelers checks that i will cash in at the pursers desk in port so i will have cash also. i only have 10 more days after today and i am so excited and ready to get everything i need to do in order. i know all of us are going to have a great time when we are on our ships. dusty
     
  6. jfond

    jfond Guest

    We just got back from an Alaskan Crusie that visited those same ports, and I was able to use my Discover card in all but 3 of the stores that we made purchases in, and 1 of those was in Canada. Therefore, you should not have a problem.
     
  7. dusty

    dusty Guest

    thanks jfond. i hope you had a great time.
     

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