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?
Thanks for any help!
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.
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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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 $$$.
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.