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Old 02-15-2008, 06:18 AM
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Hi GertscS, sorry to hear of your misfortune. If you did, in fact, have your original birth certificates, they would have needed to have been certified. It states that requirement for all travel documents. Still am curious as to why, if you had planned this for 2 years, you didn't get your passports. They are required for all travel outside of the US, including cruises. I do feel sorrow for you because I know how disappointed I would have been, but I know I would have made sure I had all the required documents and then some for something that important. It is certainly a pitty, but it is not the cruise lines fault, proper documentation is required by federal law. Ironically, that only holds true for legal citizens. I do hope you won't give up on cruising because it is truly the vacation of a lifetime. Best wishes in the future.