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Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:44 PM
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It depends on where you are going. If you are cruising the Caribbean there is really no need to carry your passport with you while on shore. Especially if you are on a ship's tour or not venturing far away from the port.

Make a photocopy of the picture page of your passport and take that with you.

If you are in other countries, or going it on your own, and venturing quite a ways from the ship then I would advise using a neck wallet or belt that goes under your clothes. Make sure the strap on the neck wallet is metal reinforced.

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Thank you. Not sure if Bermuda is considered "the Carribean"?
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Bermuda is the Atlantic but "close enough".

No need to carry your passport on shore. Just make the photo copy.

One other thing you should also take with you on shore is the name and address of the "ship's agent". It will be in the ship's daily paper. Either copy it from the paper or cut it out and take it with you. This is the best person to call if you have a problem on shore.

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Bermuda is the Atlantic but "close enough".

No need to carry your passport on shore. Just make the photo copy.

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One other thing you should also take with you on shore is the name and address of the "ship's agent". It will be in the ship's daily paper. Either copy it from the paper or cut it out and take it with you. This is the best person to call if you have a problem on shore.
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Thank you for telling me that. I never would have thought of it.
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Just keep it lock in your safe while on the island and if you feel better, carry a copy of it with you, like Mike suggested. I had one port that they said to take a pic ID, I just took my drivers license and didn't even need that, no one asked for it.
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[QUOTE No need to carry your passport on shore. Just make the photo copy.

One other thing you should also take with you on shore is the name and address of the "ship's agent". It will be in the ship's daily paper. Either copy it from the paper or cut it out and take it with you. This is the best person to call if you have a problem on shore.

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So, I'd like to expand the question, I think this is my biggest fear. What would happen if somehow you get stuck, and the ship leaves without you, would your copy be enough to hire a (what ever means of tranport) to get you to the next port? Another question could the "ship agent" help me?

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