Cruise Carnival lets customers put cruise vacation on layaway By Jamie Biesiada / June 08, 2017 Share 1 -- Carnival Cruise Line customers can now pay for their cruise via automatically charged monthly installments. With the Carnival EasyPay program, guests initially pay a deposit on their cruise at least 90 days before the final payment is due. The remainder of the balance is charged in three equal installments over the next three months. Customers may use a credit card or debit card, Carnival said.Carnival doesn't charge a fee for the service. If customers use a credit card, of course they must pay credit card interest.Customers can register for the program at Carnival.com or via Carnival's call center. Travel agents can sign up for EasyPay to process their clients' payments.Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said EasyPay is designed to make budgeting for a cruise easier and more convenient."Rather than having to remember to pay for their cruise, Carnival EasyPay provides guests with peace of mind knowing that their payment is being processed automatically," Duffy said in a statement.