Gosh darn it!! We FINALLY decided to take the plunge and go on our FIRST cruise ever (DCL, of course!) and when I called to book for January 2006, I was informed that we would all be required to have PASSPORTS to re-enter the US after 12/31/05! Ok, so now, not only do we have to pay for the cruise, plus $500 in tips for our family of 5, now we would have to buy passports too! ($97 adults and $82 for kids!!) It's called "Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative." I am SO bummed right now!!! DH called and asked if I had booked it yet and I had to tell him the crummy news. Crummy!!! Passports were not that expensive last time I checked. I just LOVE how the government nickles and dimes us. We decided a Janaury cruise would be best due to the lower cost and we could finally get a "taste of heaven" on our budget. Guess we'll have to stick with WDW for longer now! Thanks for letting me vent!!