PDA

View Full Version : Surrendering Passports


Mickey's Best Girl
03-17-2009, 04:48 PM
I have read conflicting information regarding surrendering passports, which involves a 6:00 am wakeup call at ports to collect them, then hand them in again:confused3 ..... Some are reporting that this system is no longer in place. Can anyone confirm either way?
TIA!

Mickeyhugger
03-17-2009, 05:02 PM
I have read conflicting information regarding surrendering passports, which involves a 6:00 am wakeup call at ports to collect them, then hand them in again:confused3 ..... Some are reporting that this system is no longer in place. Can anyone confirm either way?
TIA!

This does not happen:thumbsup2

Rob

lbgraves
03-17-2009, 05:37 PM
Until last year some time non US citizens had to turn in their passports and received them back on the last day at 6 am. It no longer happens. :)

Mickey's Best Girl
03-17-2009, 06:53 PM
Until last year some time non US citizens had to turn in their passports and received them back on the last day at 6 am. It no longer happens. :)

That is a relief, thank you for the information!

AussieTraveller
03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
I have read conflicting information regarding surrendering passports, which involves a 6:00 am wakeup call at ports to collect them, then hand them in again:confused3 ..... Some are reporting that this system is no longer in place. Can anyone confirm either way?
TIA!

Hi,

I am from Australia and was on the Magic 7nt Eastern this January 3rd.

We did NOT have to hand in our Australian Passports and we did not have to undergo any early morning immigration check.

When we checked in for the cruise we went to the non US resident line and were advised that we could keep our passports with us for the cruise duration.

Hope this helps!

MrsJobba1
03-18-2009, 01:35 AM
Hi,

I am from Australia and was on the Magic 7nt Eastern this January 3rd.

We did NOT have to hand in our Australian Passports and we did not have to undergo any early morning immigration check.

When we checked in for the cruise we went to the non US resident line and were advised that we could keep our passports with us for the cruise duration.

Hope this helps!

Thankyou for this information.

It has in the past put us off the Eastern - but I have booked it in Aug. I'm so pleased I can lie in ;)

Grandma4ever
03-18-2009, 05:03 AM
What about the early morning customs check when the Magic pulls into St Thomas. Is that still an expectation or has that been discontinued as well?

lbgraves
03-18-2009, 06:37 AM
It was stopped in January 2009. :)

Grandma4ever
03-18-2009, 05:32 PM
Cool!!, getting up at 5 in the morning to go through custom is what kept me from not being excited about planning another eastern cruise.

KayR
03-18-2009, 05:40 PM
It was stopped in January 2009. :)

Now that's good news!!!

-Kay