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Old May 29th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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Default Is a copy of my passport just fine?

I'll be bringing my passport on an upcoming cruise as I know it's the preferred form of ID. But I would rather not bring it down with me every time I'm on a shore excursion. Is a copy of my passport just fine to reboard the ship on NCL, and for the Bahamian government if anything (knock on wood) was to happen?

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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Pasport not required for shore excursions. To reboard the ship port security normally wants to see your ships card and a drivers license or other government issued picture ID.
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If I remember correctly, on Royal Caribbean you just need your sea pass card to get on/off ship. Nothing else.
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As said, getting on and off the ship is no problem. The potential issue is getting stuck in a port and having to fly back to the US. You would need your original passport if that happened. Not likely, so it depends on how you prefer to handle that kind of risk.
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we copied ours then reduced and laminated it to credit card size. We never had to show it but it might come in handy to back you up when you tell them "its in the room safe on the ship".

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The last couple cruises, we have actually been asked for photo ID as well as the sea-pass card to re-board the ship in port. We copy our Passports and any other pertinent documents like health insurance, and put them in a plastic sleeve to take in port and leave the originals in the safe. They will make you a copy at the ship's desk if you forget.
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The copies would be fine to bring ashore, sometimes they will ask that you carry a picture ID, in that case I carry my drivers license and keep the passport in the safe. I've never had to use the ID, but have had it on me.

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