Friday, July 13, 2007


Regardless of the rules, we strongly suggest getting a passport if only to decrease the number of documents you need to provide in order to embark & debark. Besides, once your hooked and cruising all of the time, you wont have to worry about getting your passport when the rule is fully enforced.

The wait for a passport is currently estimated at 10 - 12 weeks for standard delivery, and 2-3 weeks for expedited service. As of June 8, 2007 the US Department of State along with Homeland Security updated the passport rules on their site. The "latest" changes can be found at this Link.

A note to Non-U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens. You may be asked to surrender your passport when boarding. They are collected, stored in a safe place and returned at the end of the cruise. Because of this, it would be a good idea to make a photocopy to keep on you for when in port.

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