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Old 02-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #241
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Does the passport card (for Canada and Mexico) work?? Meaning, if we leave our passport with guest services and take our "card" on shore and, if we get into a pickle and need to present a passport, does the card work?

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No. As you say it is for Canada and Mexico. You cannot use it if you get stuck anyplace else
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #242
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No. As you say it is for Canada and Mexico. You cannot use it if you get stuck anyplace else
I have friends who are getting a Passport Card for cruise travel as an alternative to a full passport. This is from the passport website:

"The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air."

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #243
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Not a tip per se but an observation about this thread,

Post 93 was made august 30 2007 and post 94 was made august 30 2010. Personnally I think that is cool

I love this thread, what a great history lesson.

I am now on page 8.

Thanks!! As the OP of this thread, I am so excited that it has been a popular thread for this long. We have gone on many more cruises since our 25 day adventure in 2007 and look forward to hearing about Dream cruise secrets as we sail in August.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #244
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This is from the passport website:

"The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air."

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Thanks so much for posting! We opted to purchase both the book and card for convenience and it sounds like we are right!! We'll be able to leave our books with guest services and hope for some "stamps" from customs, and still feel "safe" leaving the ship with the easy-to-carry passport card.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #245
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Passport cards

The problem with the US Passport cards is they are for ground and sea travel only. If it is your only passport that you have with you and you need to fly home due to being left in port or for a medical emergency you CANNOT use the card only the book form of the passport can be used for international air travel.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:00 PM   #246
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***When we went on our cruise last October, I stopped by Target and got some plates for the characters to sign. Put them in a bag with our stateroom number along with some sharpies. ***

Wow, I love this idea! And I love that plate! We don't have a Target in town; a quick look online doesn't show this design; anybody know who else might have them?
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:15 PM   #247
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The problem with the US Passport cards is they are for ground and sea travel only. If it is your only passport that you have with you and you need to fly home due to being left in port or for a medical emergency you CANNOT use the card only the book form of the passport can be used for international air travel.
oh great, now I'm nervous.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:26 PM   #248
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***When we went on our cruise last October, I stopped by Target and got some plates for the characters to sign. Put them in a bag with our stateroom number along with some sharpies. ***

Wow, I love this idea! And I love that plate! We don't have a Target in town; a quick look online doesn't show this design; anybody know who else might have them?
I didn't find this particular plate, but google Mickey Mouse plastic plate or Mickey Mouse white glove plastic plate. I saw a very cute Mickey Mouse white glove plastic plate.

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I did find the exact plates! And some other good stufff at LaughingPlaceStore. You will have to add the .com :-) Search for plates.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #249
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oh great, now I'm nervous.
To your credit, that is actually good, because it means you (unlike many) now understand the calculated risk that is involved in using a passport card. Many think it just a less expensive, geographically restricted version of an otherwise fully featured passport. It is not and some people are going to unfortunately learn that the hard way.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #250
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My husband and I did that same two BTB cruises last year and we loved every minute of it. There was not time time to do everything we wanted to do. Get involved with Disbaoard activities! We met a lot of nice people from the Disboards and it was great to walk into a lounge or on deck and see someone that you know.
Besides pillowcases to sign we brought picture frame mats . We got them at Walmart and they are especially designed for the characters to sign around the opening. Then when you get home you put in a photo of your choice and then put it into a frame. When I bring something down to Guest Services to sigh I always bring some candy for the crew. - such as a large package or two of Hershey kisses. They appreciate them because they have to pay for any snacks.

We bring one of those wine boxes on board and love to order the free cheese and cracker plate from ROom service to go with our glass of wine.

Wish we were going with you - Have a great time.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #251
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what is a fish extender

ok I have read the entire thread (great info ) but I still don't know whAT a fish extender is. We are booking our first cruise and I have heard the term come up a lot on here but I still don't know what it is ?
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #252
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ok I have read the entire thread (great info ) but I still don't know whAT a fish extender is. We are booking our first cruise and I have heard the term come up a lot on here but I still don't know what it is ?
look in the FAQ sticky, lots of info on Fish Extenders, at the top of the forum.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:15 PM   #253
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oh great, now I'm nervous.
I would always keep your passport on you when in port, it is what the paperwork that somes with your passport says to do when in a foreign country.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #254
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I didn't find this particular plate, but google Mickey Mouse plastic plate or Mickey Mouse white glove plastic plate. I saw a very cute Mickey Mouse white glove plastic plate.

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I did find the exact plates! And some other good stufff at LaughingPlaceStore. You will have to add the .com :-) Search for plates.
Got it; thanks!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:08 AM   #255
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My husband would absolutely love this. Where do we sign up? We're celebrating his birthday onboard and this would be the best present ever for him.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we just got off the Magic on the 19th and was told that due to new TSA/September 11th rules they can't do Bridge tours anymore. They did do virtual ship tours that they showed on the funnelvision though..pretty cool
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