View Full Version : Will New Passport Rules Affect Your Cruise?

May 22nd, 2009, 03:00 PM
Cruise Critic has just posted the following news:

Will New Passport Rules Affect Your Cruise?

Read the entire news article... (http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3235)

May 23rd, 2009, 06:17 PM
Why not get a passport and not have to worry about all these rules. This way you can cruise ANYWHERE!!

May 25th, 2009, 08:53 PM
They article incorrectly said: "Passport Cards are Department of Homeland Security-issued limited use passports reduced down to wallet card size,..."

Passport cards are issued by the Department of State, Not DHS.


May 26th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Also, it doesn't mention anything about kids. I hope I am correct, but when I checked on the US Passport site, it mentions something about a loophole for 16 years and younger, only needing a Birth Ciertificate. Is this correct?

May 26th, 2009, 02:06 AM
I wish they would do away with all the exceptions. All it does is create confusion.

May 26th, 2009, 11:54 AM
I also don't understand why it is so difficult to just get a passport. Solves all potential problems.