I read the post about unhappy "almost" cruisers. What was the comment about some of the islands needing a passport to let you reboard? I checked with Carnival and they stated that a birth certificate would be ok. Have any of you had any problems using your birth certificates? By the way we are taking the southern caribbean cruise on Destiny.
An Official copy of the original BC that is provided to you from the Government Agency responsible for the issuance is what they want. Not all states have raised seals on the document but they pretty much know which ones they are. A Xerox copy, even if notorized it no good. That said, if you have time to get a passport right now then by all means go ahead and get yours. As of the first of January 2006 they will be required for all cruises to the Caribbean.