Your BIL must have misunderstood. He doesn't need a passport, but should get one anyway, BUT he DOES need a certified copy of his birth certificate or as LisaP said, he'll be waving good bye to you on the pier.
It makes no sense to me how someone will risk losing the cost of a cruise over a little bit of money. But yet, they would spend that same amount of money drinking or gambling. He needs a certified birth certificate!
All of my travel partners are in the process of getting thier passports except my brother in law. He says Carnival told him he did not need one so he is not getting one. The same guy does not have a birth certificate. It will be in teresting to see what happens.
> IslandCruz shakes his head and at this!
Make sure to take his picture at the pier as the ship sails away without him and post it here when you get back. It's been said a picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe with a picture of someone missing their cruise, the message will get through!
Passport or not, proper documentation of citizenship is required to board the ship. No refunds will be issued for those that don't have it.
I understand that he needs at least a Birth Certificate.My wife and I have had passports for years,it makes traveling alot easier.And yes I will be glad to take a pic as we sail off. But there is not anything this guy doesn't know so I am done talking to him about. Personally I can't wait to leave him at the pier.
It's your business, but I think everyone in your party should be encouraging him to at least get a birth certificate. If he is left at the pier most likely his wife will be there with him. Her vacation will be ruined even though she had the proper proof of citizenship. The rest of you will be thinking and talking about what happened the whole cruise, ruining your vacation. I don't think it's worth it just to be able to say "I told you so."
I understand that he needs at least a Birth Certificate.
Very true. He needs to prove both citizenship and identity. This is unlike domestic air travel within the U.S., which may be what he is accustomed to. Sandy gave some good advice in that he should call Carnival again. Hopefully, he'll get the right answer this time.
But there is not anything this guy doesn't know so I am done talking to him about. Personally I can't wait to leave him at the pier.