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Old September 8th, 2005, 09:33 AM
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I have a question I hope you can help me with. We are planning on taking our 22 year old son and his 20 year old fiance on a cruise with us as a surprise. I see on the carnival website someone under 21 must travel with a parent or guardian. We plan on two rooms, one for them and one for us. Is this going to be a problem with his fiance being underage. Somehow I never realized this could be an issue since she is over 18.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 10:38 AM
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i don't see the problem since your son is over 21. Just ask when you book.
The reason the cruise lines do this is to prevent the "spring break syndrome" hoards of teenagers with no supervision.
What you can do is book yourself and your future daughter-in-law in one room and book your husband and son in the other, and when you board you just go to the pursers office and have your cards changed, they do it all the time.
Another thought is that since she is under 21, you might need a signed, notarized letter of consent to travel from her folks, also you need to get another letter from her parents giving you permission to seek medical treatment for her if she cannot make the decision herself(this form does not need to be notarized)- again ask the cruiseline what you need, you may not need anything since she is over 18. Not sure.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 10:48 AM
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If you are all under the same booking # you will probably be fine and nothing said. If they do then "officially" you can be in her cabin and him in your hubbys and then switch when you get onboard. No problem.

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Old September 8th, 2005, 11:26 AM
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We are taking my grandson and his friend (both 14 years old) on a cruise next month and we were advised to have a letter notarized by one of his parents authorizing us to take him on the cruise (because we are going out of the country), and also stating we have authority for his medical care if any problem arises.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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Note to Stalco, we were considering the same scenario in spring, I did a bit of research as the words--notarized from one of his parents. I am not an authority, but just in case--if the parents are divorced you may need notaries by both parents to cross state lines and out of country. Just a thought if it indeed applies.

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Old September 8th, 2005, 08:46 PM
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Particularly if you are going to Mexico, you need the signatures of BOTH parents on that letter!



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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:53 PM
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Don't forget her birth certificate as well.....we just took my daughter's boyfriend with us..took BC, letter from the parents authorizing us to take him, medical release notarized.

They didn't ask for anything but his bc.
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