BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Do you contact your credit card company when you travel ?

We always do.

 I have seen people unable to make a purchase due to security reasons.

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Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

We do, both our credit and debit cards. Learned that the hard way. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

We have run into credit card problems abroad so we always take more than one with us.  Once my husband's credit card was cancelled due to a breach at Home Depot.  After calling the 800 number my husband was told not to worry a new card was being sent to him.  Great but we were on a cruise.  Luckily my card was not involved so we used mine for the remainder of the cruise.  It always pays to have a backup card with you.  We also call the companies before we leave and list the foreign countries where we will be traveling.  That really helps matters. 

 

Another problem that we had was a card expiring while we were on a cruise.  The credit card company issued us a new card before we left with a later expiration date on it.  Problem averted.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I always call to avoid any problems.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I always tell my credit and debit card company before I travel..... even if just traveling in the states.  I also take 2 or 3 cards with me in case I have any issue.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Yes, we do.  Although my Chase card informed me that I did not have to do so any longer, I still do.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We always do, for all the card we use. It just makes things easier.

Ewoodspark
Contributor Level: Captain

I would have thought (and hoped) that anybody with a credit card/debit card would advise their bank prior to undertaking any overseas trip. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I tend to keep on a cash basis when in port. Easier for me to budget for.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

 

I try and keep to cash also,  but if your on a international cruise where USD is not accepted it is easier to use credit card then get local currency for each port and be stuck with the left overs.   I still have some Euro's and Pound Sterling left over from trips. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I tend to forget that others have better cruises than I ( :envy: )

I could see how a multi-country tour would be a pain to have all the different currencies.

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