The dedicated version enables in-app mobile payment, embedded in the cruise or ferry company’s own app. The service allows passengers to book an excursion and pay for additional services whilst on board, within the same app.
Roger Niederer, head merchant services at SIX Payment Services commented: ‘We are very proud to launch our unique payment solution for the cruise and ferry industry. On-board payment is a challenge for any cruise or ferry operator especially when the aim is to make sure passengers’ check-in and checkout experience is equally as smooth as the services on board.
‘Operators benefit from the vast experience of SIX Payment Services through a streamlined operational process, saving personnel time and cost,' he said.
SIX Payment Services offers a streamlined payment process with a seamless and secure completion of passenger orders.
Pre-authorisation via app prior to embarkation
When passengers book their trip, they can store their card information and complete the pre-authorisation via the app prior to embarkation.
This service relieves customers and cruise companies from cumbersome administration of credit card authorisations and allows for a speedy on-boarding and entertainment process. All major cards and currencies can be accepted.
SIX Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest card transaction processors, currently offers Saferpay to cruise operators in the European market and will soon make it available in the US.
The company is owned by its users (127 banks) with a workforce of some 4,000 employees and a presence in 23 countries.