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Old 02-18-2008, 12:19 PM
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I cruised Enchantment of the Seas in January with a group, and didn't hear of anyone who needed their passport for our Nassau stop. Just a photo ID and Seapass card.

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Old 02-18-2008, 12:30 PM
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Penny there were some cruiselines, I don't recall which now, that announced they were going to require passports Jan 1st for all cruises even after the extention was permitted. I deleted the email after all of the ones who made that announcement retracted the policy, for legal reasons I assume. Perhaps Costa was among those that were going to stick to their guns for a while and not go along with the original extension, I'm gussing, don't know for sure.

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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Just came off the Navigator Feb 7th and didn't need the passport in either Jamaica or Grand Cayman. I think every ship is doing things differently.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:19 AM
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I realize this off topic but what are your personal feelings about the new 48 hour stay proposal & 1/2 the time in a foreign port being talked about by homeland security.
Sorry it took a little time to get back on this response as I was out chasing smugglers on the water all night. Anyway, I am not real familiar with this new proposal. I live and work in SW Florida and don't get a lot of exposure to the cruise industry unless I am cruising with my family. I would be happy to do a little digging and see what I find.

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Old 02-19-2008, 04:38 AM
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Welcome to Cruise-Chat, CBPMIA.

I am certainly happy to have someone in your position here to reinforce the need for a passort. Those of us on the staff, and many of our experienced members, have been beating people over the head for the past couple years about the need for a passport. Yet many still want to procrastinate, griping about the cost or some other silly reason.

Welcome to the forum!
Thanks for your supportive words. I can't stress the importance of this single document if you travel. With that said I will tell you that on my first Alaska cruise I made the mistake of telling a passenger what I do for a living. Bad decision, he apparently had quite a few problems with a birth certificate (hospital vs state certified) and was almost denied boarding. For the rest of my Alaska trip I got to hear everyones nightmare stories of what happens with no passport. Won't be doing that again. However, I will try to answer all questions that board members might want to direct my way. My email (for this purpose) is tekfl@yahoo.com, or I will respond on the appropriate area of this board.

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:38 AM
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Just returned from Caribbean cruise on Celebrity on 2/10/08. Only docs required to reboard in any port were SeaPass and photo ID.
This is even stated in Celebrity Today, which is received every evening for the next day's activities.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:15 AM
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I made the mistake of telling a passenger what I do for a living.
Next time I guess your answer will be "I sell insurance". That ought to keep people away!
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