(Closed) Passport?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
2463 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 # 10
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I bet you could call the cruise line and they could confirm what you’ll need!

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