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Old January 16th, 2007, 07:33 PM
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Default cruiseship ID question?

I know that a passport is the best and soon to be the only form of identification that you need to have to cruise, but for those novices that don't have a passport I have a question.

Someone sailing on our wedding cruise just noticed the little bit about names matching on all id's. This person has been married and divorced a few times. Name on birth certificate will not match name on license or cruise docs. Does that person have to bring divorce decree certification as well as marriage license certificates in order to get on the ship? It sounds like it from what the cruiseline is saying.

Thanks for the help.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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Surely not (I would think). If the photo I.D. (driver's license) name and the name on the docs match and the DOB on license and the birth certificate match, that should take care of it. If there is a difference in name on the driver's license and the docs, that could pose a problem.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Ladies, just as long as the Government issued ID has a picture on it, this will suffice. Recall, if you will, most ladies have a different name on their birth certificates anyways. Their MAIDEN names . I have experienced the divorce dilemma before and there was no problem at all.

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Old January 17th, 2007, 12:30 AM
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Sorry to burst the bubble but if the name on the birth certificate does not match the name on the government issued ID and cruise documents they may have to show the legal documents that show how the name changes occurred. This would include marriage certificates and/or divorce papers.

Will they have to show them? In the vast majority of cases no; but IT HAS BEEN ASKED FOR. If she has them she should bring them.

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Old January 17th, 2007, 09:01 AM
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Thanks everyone for the help. She is going to take Mike's advice and gather all the papers that she can just in case. They probably won't ask to see them, but it's better to have them than to be left on shore waving goodbye to the ship as we all sail off.

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Old January 17th, 2007, 09:52 AM
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Okay, I'm adding this to the agenda for our next meeting. Thanks!

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