Posted June 1st, 2014, 06:09 PM
Hopefully someone can help. Going on our first cruise this fall(Germany). Have been researching on credit card use, having the chip card vs. having mag. strip.
I keep getting conflicting answers on if you need the chip card or not.
Seems like some places take either, some don't.
Maybe someone who has been there recently can give a better answer?
Thanks in advance.
I'm in Germany right now, travelling on the River Princess along the Main (today) and I've run into more than a couple places where I've needed the chip and pin (which I have). My brother has a card without a pin and he's had to have his wife swipe her card (which has a pin) a couple of places, including in touristy stores like Kathie Wolfarts. I don't know what would have happened if he's protested, but since his wife's card has the pin they haven't had an issue.
Just my .02 and what I'm experiencing now. I am NOT an expert. Just using my USAA chip and pin and happy I have it.