Forgive me if this has been asked already but it is Dec 31, 2006 when the passport requirements will be enforced, correct? We are looking at taking a cruise next summer July 2006. And just wanted to make certain the new policy.
Yes: As of today, you can cruise the Caribbean and Mexico with your birth certificate and government issued picture id in July of 2006. If you are female or male and have had a name change you will need a marriage license, divorce papers, court issued documentation, etc. to show the name change.
I do advocate getting the passport to make the travel easier and you will need one after 12/31/06 anyway. You still have plenty of time and it's the best investment in travel documentation you can make.
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i was told that the passport date is Jan. 2008. That is what my trac=vel agent was told. And she double checked with Carnival to make sure they were not making there passport time different. So they said same thing. Happy cruising.....