No. of Recommendations: 1
All the CCs today have chips, PINs, have been really safe here & overseas. Notifying the CC vendor lets them adjust their monitoring so they have no surprises. We've been with our Credit Union for many years, low or no fees, and the monitoring is great, just set up the notification limits, we get messaged, emailed instantly on every transaction above those limits, a good record, reminder of what was going on...

Only cash needed is for tipping, and even that can be in US dollars about anywhere...

Of course aboard cruise ships, maybe an ATM, or maybe just the Purser can do whatever you need as can most Hotel desks...
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