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Old November 6th, 2004, 11:54 PM
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My 1st cruise Jan. 1 2005 WC on the NCL Majesty

I want to use my credit card to use on the cruise ship, but it does not display my married name after 5 years (2nd marriage). My birth certificate is my maiden name, but now I'm wondering if they will take my credit card at all?

Do any of you know if this credit card will work on a cruise or not?
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Old November 7th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Hi Teresa,
I honestly don't think you'll have a problem with the credit card, its not being used as any identification, as long as its good you should be fine.

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Old November 7th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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Good.
I know I'll need my birth certificate; I don't want to have to pack my birth certificate, and divorce papers and marriage license.

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Old November 7th, 2004, 04:26 PM
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You would be much better off with a passport. Debarkation lines for non-passport cruisers can be extremely long at some ports. Sometimes the delays are 11/2 to 2 hours. No kidding! L.A. is really bad that way.

If your bank honors the card, I doubt the cruise line will care about the CC.

They will require documentation with your name(s) and any changes for embarkation and security reasons. I'm pretty sure of that.

I'd be more worried about getting on board without proper documentation. You should speak with your T.A. to see just what documentation will be required given any name changes.

But I repeat: Do yourself a big favor and get a passport with your current name on it. You will be so glad you did.
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Teresa

Before I got my passport my TA told me to make sure I had my birth certificate, divorce decree and new marriage license whenever I traveled outside the US (that, in addition to quite a bit of travel was why I got my passport). I needed all the documents to prove the name change. I would also suggest getting the passport if you have time.

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Yikes! I'm not ready to dig out all that stuff. Next I'm sure I'll need a blood sample, retna scan, and have to pee in a cup.

I think I'll take everyones advice and look into a passport.

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Old November 8th, 2004, 10:59 AM
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as the other have told you i wouldn't worry about the credit card. Its the documentation for immigration that you need to think about.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 02:46 AM
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You may want to start working on getting your passport soon. I noticed that your cruise is in January. I have been told that it can take up to 6 weeks if not longer to process your passport. Of course they have ways to expedite the process but it involves extra $$$.
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Get a passport-its good for 10 yrs and youll never know when a sudden trip might pop up that requires having a passport! As for the credit card-all the ships that Ive been on are cashless. Everything on board is charged to your room key-no cash or plastic is accepted. In ports, thats a different story. What about your drivers license? What name is on that? That might work with the credit card, but wont for boarding docs. As long as you sign the receipt with the same name thats on the card, very few people will question it. If it works here in the states, then it should work overseas.

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I've been waiting over 6 weeks now for my passport to be mailed to me!

So plan accordingly if you plan on getting a passport.
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