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missmdr
01-06-2010, 03:34 PM
We just booked a last minute cruise today for the end of Feb (21) :goodvibes
We all have passports except my 1.5 year old....we have just about 6 wks until departure; according to the passport website, processing times are 4-6 wks as of today. That being said, if I go tomorrow to start the process, should I pay the extra fee to expedite, or should I have enough time to get it under normal delivery time?

Thanks Dis'ers!

Raven9 Studios
01-06-2010, 04:18 PM
I just did the same thing! lol I applied on the 13dec for my 2 kids and we leave on the 23rd jan. I called today and they are printing my dd tomorrow and it mails bk priority so once they print only 3 days from then ...cutting close but it should be fine

kcashner
01-06-2010, 04:21 PM
There are no cruises in February that require a passport. Why not cruise on a birth certificate and get the passport when you return home if you plan to travel again?

missmdr
01-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Don't I need a passport b/c we are going to the Bahamas? Everyone in our party needed one for our last cruise 3 years ago? I guess I feel a little dumb if that is the case....I guess I should have done some research before posting this question?
:littleangel:

Raven9 Studios
01-08-2010, 05:14 PM
Your NOT DUMB ;-) And mine are on there way lol in less then 4 weeks!!!!! I am also a travel agent altho you do not need a passport to cruise by sea to the caribbean and bahamas you do need one to FLY home in case there was an emergency or the ship had an accident (sorry worse case you know) type of situations where you may not be able to hang out for something to get fixed a passport is required to FLY back from ANY of those areas. I did decide to purchase a passport for my kids for that reason. Altho unlikely it is better to be safe then sorry...besides who knows if you see a great deal and want to go last minute sometime their passports are good for 10 yrs