Back in 2004, when I was planing my very first cruise, I began visiting this website and chatroom.
It was during that time, someone here strongly suggested I get a passport right away, before they mandate it's use on cruises. I am glad I took their advice and did so. I don't have to deal with the hassles people go through when the apply for passports now. That is why I appreciate this website and chatroom. Thank you everyone