Leisure travel company Carnival has signed an agreement to offer Alipay payment services onboard its cruise ship fleet in Asia, including multiple ships in China. The partnership will enable Chinese guests sailing with Carnival brands in Asia to pay for onboard products and services using Alipay.

Alipay is an online payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, a related company of Alibaba.

Carnival operates six ships based in the market across its Costa and Princess brands, representing four million passenger cruise days.

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