July 10, 2020

Do You Need Your Passport For Cruises? (And Other Passport Info)

There’s plenty to see and to do. The need for passports for cruises is what we will address. A passport is a small book with a format for your birth date and official identification with your name and other important information. A number is issued with personal picture and the expiration date. Each little documented book is good for ten years. Children have the time period of five years.

It is important to sign the document for it to be legal. There are empty pages ready to be filled with stamps from different countries. These are for exit and entry. The first stamp marks the date and beginning entry. In the United States there is no government control station except the airlines. When entering another country it will be verified and stamped. Usually a limited time will be on the document.

These make great little books for memories. Travel times will always be locked away to look back on from time to time.

Keep in mind if your passport has expired there is a need to go to the post office or government office to get your application. A birth certificate is required and two current photos. Allow the proper time for receiving the document which can be from four to six weeks.

Maybe there is a time frame which has to be put into place quickly. Request expedited service and you could get it within three weeks. Having correctly filled out applications always speeds up delivery time. Documents take time to process and check on the vitals.

Cruises can be fun and fulfilling when planning ahead for future travel. The way the law is now, you may be ask to present a passport. It is satisfactory for all border crossings. It just avoids confrontation and problems to have one. It is wise to check ahead as some countries may have their own policies about crossing their borders.

It is time to check in and enjoy the cruise. There will be a lot of people in line. Make sure all important papers and documents are ready to be given to cruise director. Relax and get to know the people around. They are all there to have a good time just like you. Remember boarding an cruise is much like any other transportation. The ticket counter is there to guide you through. There might be stairs and ramps. Ask for help if physically challenged. Make sure handbag or carry on bag is easy to find. There will be a security check, but this is for protection for all aboard.

Security personal will be there to check the on board account card at the entrance of the ship. If embarking or disembarking the account card will be shown at that time. Exciting is the word used every time you board the cruise ship. It is like a giant deluxe hotel in the sky.

Sometimes the ship will have a departure party. Cabin baggage will be delivered to the room assigned. It is time to begin the relaxation and fun of the vacation of a life time.