What Identification are you required to have when boarding a Celebrity Cruise to Alaska? Celebrities info is confusing. Is a single form of ID sufficient (i.e. US Drivers License) or do they require 2 serperate pieces of ID.
You did not mention if the cruise starts in Canada, which does require more than one ID. The most common, is birth certificate with the raised seal (certified) and a photo ID (a drivers license). Celebrity has asked for both and other times just a photo ID. Be safe, carry a birth certificate and photo ID.
We do depart from Vancouver BC. I know that I do not have my birth certificate. I am sure my parents have it somewhere but it will take a while to get. Any other forms of ID that they accept (Social Security Card, Health Card, etc.)
I believe you "Have" to have the Birth Certificate. We live in Calif. and my husband was born in NY .. We contacted the county clerks office in NY and they mailed us his. This takes time so apply ASAP.
Two forms of ID are required. No copies. Original Birth Certificate and Photo ID or Passport (which has your photo). Contact your town hall in the place of your birth. Send your request with a check and overnight return envelope for your Long Form Birth Certificate which has a raised seal. Then you will have it and can apply for a passport someday. I recommend you make a phone call quickly.
You can also call the Dept. of Vital statisitcs in your birth state. They usually have an expedited means of getting the needed materials to you. You can order by phone or fax and cut out the middleman.
I know at checkin you are required to have some form of a picture ID. If you don't have a passport, you will need both a birth certificate and driver's license. We sailed on the Infinity in March and we also needed to show a picture ID, along with our boarding card when coming back onboard in ports of call. Instead of carrying our passports in ports of call (for fear of loosing them), I carried our drivers licenses. I was not aware of this, but fortunately from reading the boards, I was prepared.
Your best bet is a passport. You will need picture ID and your Celebrity key card each time you return to the ship from a port. We used our picture driver's license for this, however for the initial check in you will need a passport or an original birth certificate or notarized copy of one with picture ID. SIN cards or health cards don't work.
Get a passport. You never know when you'll need one.
My son is an airline pilot who recently began dating an attractive young woman. He had a few days off the other week and suggested that they hop over to Paris for a long weekend. Airline pilots with pass privileges can do things like this rather inexpensively. However, she could not go because she didn't have a passport.
While this is a true story (they went to Puerto Rico instead), I admit it may be unusual. Still, passports trump everything, and when you have one you can go anywhere for 10 years without worrying and expending stomach acid.
Get it and these problems and questions just go away.