Posted June 17th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Even though you have sole custody, unless the other parents rights have been terminated you are going to need a second signature. (Of course Carnival may let you go without it but it is not likely).
This is so not true! (speaking from experience here, not just spouting off).
Carnival pulled their suggested form several years ago, on advice from their legal beagles, I suppose. They also will not give you any specific information as to what is required to actually get on board with a minor child.
There is no better time to have an attorney draft a legal document authorizing travel and have it notarized and in hand. We've had the experience twice, and each time the agent at the desk when we signed in read each and every line of the document before proceeding. Don't have a great time turn out bad because you got "advice" from folks that don't have a clue. Talk to your lawyer. Each state is different, and each port is different.