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Old May 16th, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Does an 18 year old need a notarized consent letter signed by parents? I'm taking 14 and 18 year old nieces on Majesty in July. I know the 14 year old does.

Do they even ask for these letters? I mean, I'll def bring them. Just wondering.

I sent Royal an e-mail but haven't heard back yet.
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tough question on that one

let us know what you find out
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Since you can not be in a cabin without someone 21 or older, my cut is that a letter is needed. The 18 yo is considered a minor on the ship.
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I cruised with an 20 year old in March and had no problem. No asking or anything for letters.

I am taking two 18 year olds to the Mediterranean in 3.5 weeks and the RCI vacation planner I used didn't say I'd need anything like this...

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in the faq section of the rc cruise book, it says anyone under 21 needs a consent form.
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I've taken consent forms before that were signed by my ex-wife and the cruise line never even asked for them.
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Err on the side of caution, and get a notarized letter, nothing fancy from the parents, all you need the letter to say something like Mr. & Mrs. Jon Smith -with home address give permission to Mr & Mrs. same of home address to take daughter Susan(full name) with them aboard the Freedom of the Seas sailing on this date to this date. The cruise line could ask for this letter or they could not but why risk it. You will also DEFINATELY need a letter of medical consent giving you permission to have medical attention administered to their child if need be, same thing notarized letter with medical insurance name and policy number on it.
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Yes... I printed out the letter for the 18 year old.

I"d rather be safe than sorry!
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I've taken consent forms before that were signed by my ex-wife and the crouise line never even asked for them.
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I went on the Disney with my 3 kids and my mother. My dd stayed in the room with my dm and they required me to sign a consent even though the rooms were connecting and I was there. She went a 2nd time and took my neice and they never asked for it. I say better safe than sorry.
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This is the response I got from Royal Caribbean. (But... I'm still taking the letter anyway since they already signed & notarized it)


Thank you for your email. We apologize for the delay in our response.

A notarized letter of consent is not required for guests age 18 or older traveling with you.

Ms. MXXXX, thank you for choosing Royal Caribbean International.

Regards,

Ana Customer Service Representative
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Yes take the letter with you. The email says that a signed letter is not needed for 18 and older. I'm thinking there could always be a chance you might need it even though I took one and they never asked.
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