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Old June 16th, 2018, 08:12 PM
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Hello, all!
My name is Kathy and I just got married last weekend! I apologize ahead of time for the several questions I have. I am very OCD on having to know to the detail on things this big.

We are going on a 5 day cruise soon on Elation. I have a small backpack for carry on (prescriptions, etc) and a rolling duffel. My now-husband has a small suitcase and backpack but also a garment bag for his suit and my gown for formal night.
Will the garment bag have to be counted as one of our carry on bags since we will already had a small carry on bags and a "checked/suitcase" (though we don't plan to use a porter - just plan on bringing them on with us )?

Also! (Sorry!) He put me down under his last name though obviously I have not had time to change my SS card or passport. I just need to bring my passport and marriage certificate correct?

Thank you so much! ❤
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Old June 17th, 2018, 05:00 PM
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Hi Kathy, and firstly congratulations to the both of you, I wish you both every future happiness.

Most lines prefer you to carry on garment bags as it avoides the risk of the contents getting damaged in transit, so there should be no problems there. You mention taking your marriage certificate - I would hope/suggest you mean a photocopy of it as replacing a lost certificate can be a long process. For that part I would contact the cruise line AND the cruise terminal & register the details with them, and get pre-approval just to avoid any upsetting delays on the day - guess that's my OCD showing though - I presume that your 5-day cruise isn't going far outside US waters, but plan ahead & you will have a great time.

Once again, congratulations
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