Post # 1
My Mother-In-Law just came back from a cruise yesterday and told me I won’t need a passport to go on our honeymoon cruise (jsut my birth certificate). I’m thinking THANK GOD thats 130 bucks i can keep in my pocket but then again I’m questioning… is this right? Does anyone know FOR SURE? Our wedding/honeymoon is in 10 weeks so if this info is not correct.. i need to get a passport ASAP eek!
Post # 3
i used my passport before on a cruise. i’m sure the cruise line can tell you best though if a birth certificate is enough–they probably have the info on their website or you can call.
Post # 4
You don’t have to have one but if you get sick and need to be flown back to the states, you won’t be able to do so without a passport.
Post # 5
Where is the cruise going to? Will you be out of the country? If the answer is yes then you will need a passport.
Post # 6
It depends on the type of cruise. If it’s what’s termed a “closed loop” cruise…meaning that you will leave and re-enter at the same port, in most cases you don’t need a passport. The only caveat is that you MAY need one to enter some of your port of calls during the cruise. The cruise information should specify whether it’s a “closed loop” cruise or not.
I would just get the passport though b/c if something happens during the cruise that causes you to have to fly home you will need your passport in order to do so. I think it would be best to err on the side of caution.
Post # 7
I’ve been on a cruise without my passport. Its true that you don’t need it. But it’s something I’d suggest getting, just in case. It is an expense, but it’d be worth it if there were an emergency. Consider it added insurance. If you or your hubby were extremely ill (won’t happen but it could), if they needed to take you somewhere by plane, you’d need your passports.
Post # 8
It’s a 7 day cruise to cozumel, Jamaica, and the cayman Islands. She just went on the SAME exact cruise last week and saw people just using their birth certificates. I was just asking because between the wedding, school, and our daughter that 130 would be a help to not have to spend!
Post # 9
@jennifer_espos: ohhh ok. Yea, It’d probably be a good thing to get just in case.
Post # 10
Every cruise I have been on was “closed loop” and every cruise I needed my passport. Plus, as others said, even if the cruise would let you just use a birth certificate, you’d need a passport if one of you had an emergency and you needed to fly back to the States early.
Post # 11
I bet you could call the cruise line and they could confirm what you’ll need!