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Hey All,

 

So think I had asked this awhile back when I was supposed to be cruising now (April) but this cruise was canceled and now I’m set for October. Does MSC allow birth certificates as documentation to get on their cruise? I wanted to know for my kids since my husband and I have passports. The person I talked to at MSC says they do but on the web check-in the only documentation I see are passports and ID cards?? If I have to fill out that information I don’t how to do it if there is no birth certificate listed. Do I call MSC and they put it in manually? I want this figured out so I can get IDs or passports done this summer. Thanks!

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8 hours ago, Lshriver said:

Hey All,

 

So think I had asked this awhile back when I was supposed to be cruising now (April) but this cruise was canceled and now I’m set for October. Does MSC allow birth certificates as documentation to get on their cruise? I wanted to know for my kids since my husband and I have passports. The person I talked to at MSC says they do but on the web check-in the only documentation I see are passports and ID cards?? If I have to fill out that information I don’t how to do it if there is no birth certificate listed. Do I call MSC and they put it in manually? I want this figured out so I can get IDs or passports done this summer. Thanks!

It all depends on where the cruise starts and finishes. The best thing you can do is get passports for the kids. Then you won't have to worry.

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We’re starting at port Canaveral and ending there...only stops in Nassau and ocean cay. I may end up doing passports but they’re expensive especially if not needed.

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We’ve done three with MSC out of Miami with kids and didn’t need. Last year we traveled with friends who didn’t have passports...they used their enhanced drivers’s  license (we live 20 minutes from Canada and allows us to cross border w/out passports). I just bring the kids birth certificates. 

I do think at some point we will get them passports but we haven’t felt the need with cruising in the Caribbean. 

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Okay...but how am I supposed to do a web check-in with birth certificates when it’s asking for Id numbers?? Do you get a number off the birth certificate?

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16 hours ago, Lshriver said:

Okay...but how am I supposed to do a web check-in with birth certificates when it’s asking for Id numbers?? Do you get a number off the birth certificate?

Our first cruise, I called MSC. If I remember correctly, I put in birth cert# when registering online the week before cruise. We showed their birth certificates during check in at port. 

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