I know California has a state issued ID, but it's too late to get one. We have the certified letter for our friends daughters travel. We have cruised many times with Carnival and all we ever needed was the birth certificated and their school ID. Then I found out about this stare issued ID thing and have been scrambling. I don't wanna get to the port and not be able to get on the ship. Hoping someone out there has had a similar experience. I don't know if I can get these girls emergency passports in time.