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Old 09-20-2011, 12:37 PM
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Default Carnival e-mail about my upcoming cruise (not)
I just received an e-mail from Carnival about my upcoming cruise with them and reminding me of the minimum ID requirements. Nice reminder. One problem. I do not have any Carnival reservations pending.

The e-mail:

Information regarding Cruise Documents

September 20, 2011

We know that you must be bursting with excitement in anticipation of your upcoming cruise! Guess what? We are, too! We have many fun-filled and memorable activities planned for you and can't wait to welcome you on board.

Now, since we cannot spell FUN without "U", we want to take a moment of your time to remind you of the travel documents you will need to sail with us.

If you are a U.S. citizen, we strongly encourage you to bring an original, valid U.S. passport as this will expedite your debark process and will be required if you need to return home by air due to an unexpected emergency.

Alternatively, you may also bring one of the following acceptable travel documents:

Passport Card
Original or suitable (legible) quality copy of a Birth Certificate (issued by the Department of Vital Statistics)
Original Certificate of Naturalization
Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)
Enhanced Tribal Card (Native American Indians)
Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card, e.g., Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Originals or copies of the following will NOT be allowed:

Baptismal Certificate
Hospital "Certificate of Birth"
A government-issued photo ID is also required for all guests 16 years and older. For more information on Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant documents, Click Here or visit us at

If you are a Non-U.S. citizen, it is important you contact your travel agent or consulate.

Also, don't forget to pre-register online since it will speed up your check-in process at the pier and get you onboard faster. To do that, visit us at Carnival.Com/BookedGuests. From there, you will be able to print your boarding pass, luggage tags and other cruise documents.

Thanks for choosing Carnival and see you soon!

Vicky Rey, CTC
Vice President, Guest Services