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Old July 2nd, 2004, 02:36 PM
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Hello,

My family and I are using Birth Certificates and Photo ID's to board the Carnival Fantasy bound for the Bahama's. The Birth Certificates have raised seals.

My question is regarding my wife. Her Birth Certificate naturally has her maiden name on it. Maybe a silly question, but in today's world of security, will this present any problems?

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Old July 2nd, 2004, 02:41 PM
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Yes, She will need a marraige certificate as well.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 04:50 PM
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Took a cruise in May to Mexico with Carnival. I'm married and just took my Birth Certificate and Driver's License. I had no problems with the difference of names. Both doccuments list DOB and of course first name. Iv'e never seen a requirement of marrriage cert. listed on carnival's web site for needed doccuments. Check with Carnival or you TA directly to find out for sure.
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 09:13 PM
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Never had a problem with just birth-certificate....they KNOW that womens names change....but if you are worried and it is easy to get a copy (usually $8) take a copy of marriage license.
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 07:44 AM
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Thank You!! What about my name - it is Lawrence on my airline and cruise documents, but Larry on my drivers license?
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 08:13 AM
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<<What about my name - it is Lawrence on my airline and cruise documents, but Larry on my drivers license?>>

I wouldn't worry about that-- it's common knowledge that "Larry" is a nickname for "Lawrence."

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Old July 3rd, 2004, 09:38 AM
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last year carnival advised me to bring along a copy of my mariage cert. I did but I don't think I was ever asked for it.
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Old July 6th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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its one of those "iffy"things, sometimes customs will ask for the marriage certificate, usually not, but bring it along just in case. If you have the time to get a passport, get it, belive me it is so worth the cost.
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Old July 7th, 2004, 08:25 PM
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Just got back from a cruise Monday -- I was told by carnival to bring the marriage certificate as well and they did look at it when we were getting ready to board the ship.
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Old July 8th, 2004, 02:48 AM
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I have always brought my bc and marraige cert. (I kept my maiden name as a middle name) just in case.
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Old July 8th, 2004, 09:51 PM
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No problem there. We just travelled (flight and cruise) as a family, but our ID's were in 3 different names; my maiden name, my husband's name and my son-from-a-previous-marriage's name. No questions asked.

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Old July 9th, 2004, 03:43 PM
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I just brought my marriage license along just in case but they didn't ask for it when we disembarked.....

We got passports this year so our last cruise in March was better having only the one ID needed instead of lugging my marriage license, birth certificate and drivers license.

Can you get passports....they are so much easier!

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my advice to you would be to take your birth cert., marriage cert and drivers licence (or passport) this way you will be covered with three governement issued documents and should have no problems. my other advice would be to double check the requirements with your cruselines for each port of call in regard to your citizenship status. i work for an airline and we see all sorts of problems. so i would definitely get it from the horses mouth then you know and are sure of any and all requirements.

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The name on your Birth Certificate is what you must use.

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Old July 15th, 2004, 07:38 AM
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Have been on four cruises and never had a problem. Never have I took a marriage certificate. You can take one if it makes you feel better, but I dont think you need one.
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My TA told me not to worry about the name difference. She used my married name for booking--it's the same on my DL. My BC has my maiden name but she said not to worry--like someone said earlier they know names will change and everything else matches.

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