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Old 10-04-2008, 07:46 AM
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Hi Yall,
We are going to do the dolphin swim in Cozumel and in the instructions it says we must have our passports available. I thought I read somewhere that you shouldn't remove your passport from the ship. Has anyone done the dolphin swim and what exactly is the procedure?
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:33 AM
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Did you book the tour through Royal Caribbean? I'd like to see what your tour info says. Perhaps you could post the pertinent sentences. Once the ship is cleared to debark passengers in Cozumel, you are legal and shouldn't have to show anyone ashore a passport. I've never been asked for it and I did the dolphin thing at Chankanaab a couple years ago.

The reason we say leave your passport on the ship is because you don't need it while in Cozumel. All you need is your SeaPass card and a photo ID such as a license. Additionally, passports for cruises won't be mandatory until next June.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:22 PM
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Additionally, passports for cruises won't be mandatory until next June.

But it is still a good idea to get your passport now in the event you would have to fly back from Mexico in an emergency. Also everyone who doesn't have a passport should get one now to beat the rush that will inevitably happen next year before June.
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:57 PM
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Get your Passports everyone:-)....I don't know if they will change the date when you will need them again, but why take the chance.....and you do need them now if you have to fly in or out of Mexico and Canada.......Happy Sailing....I'm cruising to Cozumel again in January....I will be going fishing this time....

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Do they have a way of knowing if you have a passport without it physically being in your possession? I hate asking dumb questions, but this one has stumped me for a while now. The consensus is to get a passport for emergencies in the ports about flying. Yet, the consensus is to leave it on the ship while in port.

What am I missing about this?

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Old 10-05-2008, 07:07 AM
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Yet, the consensus is to leave it on the ship while in port.
If I had to fly home I doubt I would do so without first going back to the ship to get my belongings. Customs & Border Protection can pull up your passport file on their computer. Some suggest making a color copy of your passport photo page and carrying that in port.
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Berick1234: What do you think will happen to all the bookings should Sun Country do a 60 day shut down as rumored?
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Thanks, Dave. Making a copy sounds like the best thing to do. I was thinking about if someone missed the ship due to an emergency and not having the passport with them.

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Shoot! The message above wasn't supposed to go in this thread. Anyhow--we were advised years ago to carry a photo copy of the photo page on the passport. Never been asked for it, don't know why we were supposed to do it--but it doesn't take any room in my waterproof case. My orginal passport stays locked in my roomsafe on the ship. I would be hard pressed to carry it around with me on a shore trip. Never know who really has access to those lockers, or if the designated "stuff watcher" on the beach is going to take a nap.
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Thanks, spoheat for the info. Just re-post the message where you intended it to go. No problem. When I see it is re-posted I'll delete the one in this thread.

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