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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Default Cruising with childern under 18 with only one parent present

My daughter is 17 and graduating this month I am taking her to Alaska with out my hubby too cold for him. Will I need any documents?? we will be in the USA except for BC one day?
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Old May 9th, 2008, 11:57 AM
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I would contact your cruise line to be sure, but I don't think that you do. I know you need a form if you are divorced and sharing custody or if you are traveling with a child not directly related to you, but I think you're fine otherwise. I would still check though.

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Your daughter is almost a legal adult, there should be no problems with Canadian Customs in Vancouver. If she is travelling on her own passport, then no worries. A copy of the divorce papers/custody agreement would come in handy if they do question.

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We have traveled twice with grandchildren. The first time, we downloaded the Carnival form letter and had both parents give notarized signatures on the forms that we could take them with us. No one even asked to see them.

Last month, my daughter traveled with us and she had her children. She has joint custody and had the father sign (notarized) letters for each of the children allowing her to take them on the cruise. At the check in desk, every single letter was scrutinized by the clerk.

I would say "better safe than sorry" and have the proper docs with me when I checked in.
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