Hello! We are looking at booking a "last minute" cruise for next year (husband is military and we can hardly ever book so far out because of his yearly deployments, etc.) and had planned on getting our passports re-newed for all 4 of us as a 'just in case', however, according to an email I recieved from a dreamsunlimited rep., she states, and I quote: You'll find details about the documentation that will be required when you arrive at the terminal, as well as answers to other commonly asked questions. Please be advised that for any arrival or departure date after 12/28/2006, passport numbers and expiration dates will be required a minimum of 75 days prior to departure. We were looking at booking a March cruise and, according to the government website, they are expecting passports to take the usual 6 weeks to return! Obviously this means there's no way we'd have our passports in time for that 'no later than 75 day' deadline. We'd planned on mailing our applications for renewal this week, but still there's no way we'd have them by Jan. 10th! Already, the cruise we're looking at taking has gone up $100 (or at least the lower categories were all booked up) just since I looked last week. So she's telling me everyone going to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico is now REQUIRED to have a passport? I saw numerous posts about people cruising very soon and they said they didn't get one, just gonna wing it, etc... So what is the deal? Required or not? I have emailed the rep. back to ask her to clear this up for me... If I understood correctly, I can't even book now without the passport numbers, etc.