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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:00 PM
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Hey,

I was just wondering, if you travel with just one parent, do the people at the check-in for the cruise always ask for some kind of letter of permission from the other parent?!

I'm going on a Carnival cruise btw, if that makes a difference. It's pretty important (very) that I know.

I know that at airports, 90% of the time they don't ask for a letter. But cruises seem to be a lot stricter, with age and blah blah blah.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me
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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:05 PM
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i didnt have any problems with traveling with just my mom and I aboard Carnival Fantasy infact they only asked for ID for me and my mom.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:14 PM
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I think it is if your last names are different.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:24 PM
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okay here is the thing......i traveled with my aunt this summer he we did a notarized letter and they didnt realyl care .if you im me ill give you some links about it....my friends who travel with one parent usually take one.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:52 PM
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We're stopping at Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten - those places are fairly touristy aren't they? Well, my mom's last name is the same as mine, plus we are booked together - so it should be okay. My friend is 'booked' with my mom's gross bf, although obviously I will be in a room with my friend. You know.

Anyways, thanks for the replies I leave in two days !! If only I had one of those cool cruise countdown-ers.. le sigh.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 12:43 AM
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im going on a cruise with my best friend and her family next year...does that mean i need a notarized letter..lemme know thanx<3
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Old August 19th, 2004, 08:56 AM
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cruise lines will enforce it.....when we went on hal this summer when we checked in the guy asked for a noatarized letter.....he showed it to his supervisor and he said okay........Also i was traveling with my moms cousin a few weeks ago.......we had a notarized letter but they didnt ask for..i'd rater be safe than sorry.........
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:09 PM
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Hmmmmmmmm well the thing is - I CAN'T get a letter. Don't ask, long story. If anyone else who traveled Carnival could let me know if I should be ok, please reply here !!!!!!!

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Old August 20th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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Genevieve ,
you'll be okay but your friend may not. If she isnt using the same last name.......they may not care but im not sure.........
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Old August 22nd, 2004, 04:45 PM
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The law that requires this is because of parental abductions that have occured. It is the law that you be able to present a notorized letter from the absent parent stating that it is permitted for you to travel to a foreign country without them. This is also required of anyone that is traveling with a non-relative to get signed permission from both parents. In addition you need to have authority in the form of a noterized letter stating that they have permission to make medical decisions as well for the lenght of this vacation. Some people have gotten away without them but they are required and if they ask, which they very often do, you must be able to provide it or you will be waving bye-bye from the dock as the ship sails away. If one parent has died then bring a death certificate. If the absent parent is unknown then bring the papers, (birth certificate), that shows the parent is unknown. If the parent is just a deadbeat type get a court order.
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