BANKATLANTIC AND CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES LAUNCH FIRST 'REAL TIME' ATM SERVICE ABOARD THE SUPERLINERS ECSTASY AND SENSATION
FORT LAUDERDALE Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. , Fla., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the cruise industry, Carnival Cruise Lines This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. and an affiliate of BankAtlantic Bancorp (Nasdaq-NNM: BANC [French, Bench.] The location where a court customarily or permanently sits.
When a court is sitting in banc (or en banc), it means that a meeting or session of all the judges of a court is taking place. ) have teamed up to offer guests the convenience of round-the-clock access to ATMs. The new service is unique because the ATMs are satellite linked on a "real time" basis to onshore ATM networks. As a result, cruise guests can make cash withdrawals from the ATMs, and obtain balances on their checking and saving accounts while the ship is at sea or in port.
Regional ATM network cards are processed via the Honor System, which also provides gateway service to other regional networks across the nation. American Express cards are also accepted by the shipboard ATMs.
The new ATM services are presently available aboard the Carnival Cruise Line SuperLiners Ecstacy and Sensation, and additional ships in the Carnival fleet are expected to be outfitted with shore-linked ATMs in coming months.
"Usage of convenient ATM services has become routine for most bank customers, and we have brought together today's latest computer and communication technologies to bring these familiar ATM services to guests aboard Carnival Cruise Line SuperLiners," said BankAtlantic Bancorp Chairman Alan B. Levan.
BankAtlantic is a subsidiary of BankAtlantic Bancorp, Inc. which, through an affiliated company, has installed the sophisticated ATMs aboard the Carnival SuperLiners.
/CONTACT: David Finkelman, Corporate Communications, BankAtlantic, 305-760-5317/
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