We'll be boarding our first cruise this Sunday, hooorah. One minor thing though (among a couple more). All in my party have passports, but not all of us have an additional picture ID. I think I read somewhere that all lines (NCL in our case) requires 2 picture IDs during check-in? Is that true? Some of the kids have college IDs. Do those work just as well?
Whenever I hear picture IDs, all I think of is driver's license and most in my group don't drive, since there's other ways to be crazy in New York.
Thanks for any info. Cruisemates has been awesome in helping with our preparation
I've never heard that you need 2 pic ID in order to board, there is one on every passport and you mentioned that all have passports. For some ports, they recommend carring a pic ID along with you, I think I had to do that once and never did anyone ask to see any ID, so I couldn't understand that. I never take my passport when visiting a port either, so I think you'll be fine to board.
May want to contact the cruiseline and see what they say.
You may need to carry your passport in certain ports.
We were leaving for our first cruise, going through the TSA checkpoint at a departure airport. My DW's lisence was expired - after a moment of panic she realized she had passport in hand and all was well.
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If you have a passport card in addition to the passport book, the card could be used as a secondary id. Otherwise, just go to the nearest department of motor vehicles and the ones who don't have an ID can simply apply for and recieve a State Issued Photo ID Card right on the spot. It takes about 30-60 minutes per person.