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  1. Hi all, anyone have any wisdom in this? We had been booked on a 10-night HAL NS Baltic cruise for June 15, 2021. I just received an email rebooking us to Nieuw Statendam’s 24-Day Jewels of the Baltic & Iberian Adventure (voyage J155A), departing on August 22, 2021. Anyone have any recent experience with the deployment changes? HAL is wonderful, but is this a mistake? 10 nights to 24 nights with no fare change. Any insights before I call HAL? Thanks much!
  2. Excellent suggestions here, if I may add one more. As posters have mentioned, NEVER pull cash advances from an ATM as the fees are outrageous. However, one of the giant discount brokerages going by the name of "Chuck" offers a free bank account and Visa ATM card with absolutely no fees, no foreign transaction, bank-level exchange rates, and full reimbursement of any and all local ATM fees charged. I've used the card abroad (including Asia) for several years, and it really is the best product out there. If I remember correctly, there is no minimum balance either, so you can just tra
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