Nope, you gotta bring the origional with the raised seal and the pic identification, they will not accept copies, sorry. If you think you may cruise more in the future, may-be think about picking up some passports, much easier to travel with.
Just curious...why did you have to pay so much money for birth certificates? We can get wallet sized ones from the City Clerk where you were born with a raised seal for $10 each. Don't forget...with that raised seal, you cannont laminate them as I am tempted to do....you can't tell the seal is raised if you do that, and they will not accept it.
Some of the cruiselines in their brochures will say that a voters registration card is valid as proof of citizenship and believe that they do put your photo on them and
that the county clerks office where they are issued do have them laminated.
At least the voters registration card is credit card size it can fit into a wallet without no problems.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: Is a photo copy of birth certificate ok?
I live in Georgia and cruised the Eastern Caribbean in September 1999 and I ordered my entire family the wallet sized, certified birth certificates for $10 each, with a raised seal, and they are laminated and very easy to travel with.
I wouldnt rely on the voters registration card...everything I've read says "a birth certificate w/a raised seal" or Passport. this is the only proof you have that you are a citizen of the US. Take nothing less!!!
Once you are on the ship, put the certificates in the cabin safe!