All I would give them is your Date of Birth, Passport # and dates of issue and expire. A Contact name and Address and phone #. And if you wish your credit card # and exp date. (This one only if you want express check in) By the way you can put all this information online at www.princess.com enter your booking # First and last name. No need to fill out forms at all.
Just fill out the necessary info - if you fill this out on their web site you only have to give basic information. You don't have to answer all the marketing questions. There is an optional section on the website where you can answer those questions if you choose to.
After my first princess cruise, I only answered the questions related to immigration and emergency contact and credit card # and was never held up in any way because of the unanswered questions.
All passenger lists are now being vetted by the FBI in Washington for all sailings from U.S. Ports. Part of this vetting process in the SS # for U.S. Citizens and residents. It is now a security issue and I would hope it is one that they strictly enforce, given the circumstances in which we are living. Of all the non-issues I've seen on the boards of late, this one may "take the cake"!
A point is being made here as to what is mandatory or not.
Ones passport should be sufficient as you needed other info to obtain it in the first place.
If the SS # is needed for immigration purposes then that should be noted by the requester and also noted it will be destroyed off the databases after its purpose.
The same holds true for one CC information in the only reason you give it is for that sailing's express checkin and billing.
Part of a democratic society is ones right to question the reason for information especially a business form.
People are sometimes given so many forms to fill in for a researchers dream that we do not question it and by right its info about us and belongs to us.
I have to agree with ErnieMCC.........after waht happened on September 11th alot of what used to be isn't anymore. If they ask for certain information, they are ASKING FOR A REASON Would not want to be on a ship with one of those crazy nuts that we are fighting. THEY took away a lot of our freedom that day and we all have to pay a price for it. I WOULD RATHER BE SAFE THAN SORRY.
Princess may just simply want to put you, the passenger, at the dinner table with people with similarites.
BTW occupation is what you do, not how much you make, since no two people doing the same job make the same salary.
Can you image if you were a abortion advocacy attorney and your table mate was a southern baptist minister? Yes you could get it changed, but if Princess knew before hand what you did for a living, you would not have wound up at that table.
If you do not want to put the information.....don't. It's really that simple I think.
Just my opinion, don't everyone start yelling at once!!!
Only 3 weeks left
just got my tickets today, minimal info req'd and I updated profile online.
I did ignore social ins number as I have a passport
nice part was my TA shaved 5 years off my wife's age on the booking summary