Very sage advice whether enforcable or not. Folks if you intend to travel outside the US or Canada at anytime in your lifetime get a passport. Beside its now Dave's Law! I don;t know or care to find out what the penalties are for not following Dave's Law.
My sister and her husband use their passports for ID regardless of where they are going, even if just flying from Florida to South Carolina. At first I thought it was overkill when she told me, but then her logic is flawless. "Why constantly wonder what the current rules are and what you can get by with? We don't have to worry if we just use the passports since they will always be accepted". You really can't argue with that statement, even though a license is good for U.S. flights.
My sister and her husband use their passports for ID regardless of where they are going, even if just flying from Florida to South Carolina.
So do I, Dave. Living in the North, it gives me more options if my flight is cancelled, such as enabling me to fly through Toronto with no hassles. Another plus is that it indicates to the Agent that I am an experienced traveler, and I am often put in shorter security lines. The only negative is that I am not up on the latest passport rules, as I don't need to know the distinctions.
For frequent travelers, getting a passport is great advice. You never, a call with very bad news may reach you aboard a cruise ship, and you'll want to fly home immediately. A passport allows that to happen without much difficulty.
But to answer the OP again, you don't need a passport to sail or fly to Hawaii from the lower 48 states.
How do you make those neat counter clocks for the cruise? I went to both websites you used here & tried & tried to get them to work. I wanted to put one on my desktop, or on here like you did. I copied & pasted the html & put it in notepad & thought I saved it. But when I looked on the desktop, it wouldn't work. My son tried to help me & my husband did too but they couldn't figure it out either. I need a step by step, cuz I'm new at this. Thanks!
How do you make those neat counter clocks for the cruise?
You have to use the BB code option. HTML won't work. Once you make the clock, and select the BB code for your countdown ticker, you then copy it and paste it into your signature block in your forum profile. You can access your forum profile by clicking on your name. This will bring a list of options up. Your profile is the first option. Click on it, and then when it opens your public profile there is a link on the upper right to edit your profile. Go there, scroll down to your signature block and paste the BB code. Then scroll down farther and click on Save.