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Old February 24th, 2009, 11:59 AM
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I plan on taking my wife on our very first cruise for our 5th year anniversary on VOS 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Feb 28, 2010.

I have a passport (due to work), so I can use that during the boarding, etc....

We have the option of getting either a passport BOOK or the passport CARD... But like the subject line states: Will the card be enough for RCI regulations, etc.... or is the book the best way to go?
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Old February 24th, 2009, 01:02 PM
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The passport card will work, but Homeland Security could change their minds 10 times by the time you leave next year. I'm leaving in 2 weeks on a cruise and need no passport/card etc. at all.

Best would be to check with RCCL 60 days out and plan accordingly from there.
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I have both the Passport card and the Passport book i think the card will work
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Old February 25th, 2009, 01:56 PM
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It depends on where you are going and how you get there.

"The wallet-size passport card is convenient and less expensive than the passport book. However, the U.S. Passport Card cannot be used for international air travel. This new travel document can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry."

http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt...card_3926.html
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We were on the VOS a couple weeks ago and we decided to carry both versions, but in different places. I carried my Passport Card in my wallet and my wife carried her Card in her purse. I carried both of our regular Passports in a carry-on case with all my other papers for check-in as I have done for past cruises.

Carrying both versions of your Passport, in different places, greatly decreases the chances that you will be missing your Passport at check-in or later during disembarkation.
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