Originally Posted by johnthed0g
Live & learn...so in the US you need your original birth certificate to get on the ship? Why on earth do you need to do that?
If you do not have a passport it is your proof of citzenship, and if you use a birth certificate then you must have a state issued photo id to go along with it.
Of course if you cruise with just a birth cert and end up having to get off the ship on one of the islands and have to fly home it will be a big hassel as a passport is needed to enter the US from another country via air.
The island of the Caribbean do not care if you do not have a US passport but the US does.
We got our passports prior to a cruise in 2005 and while we do not have a single stamp from any country I have found that having it has helped me with other things here at home, such as applying for a replacement Social Security card and renewing my drivers license.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014, MSC Divina Oct 2014, Carnival Liberty Jan 2015, MSC Divina Apr 2015, Carnival Ecstasy Oct 2015, NCL Star Jan 2016