Surrendering Passports

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  1. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl Peace, Love & Mickey Mouse.... what else is there?

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    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!
     
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  3. Mickeyhugger

    Mickeyhugger DIS Veteran

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    This does not happen:thumbsup2

    Rob
     
  4. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    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. :)
     
  5. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl Peace, Love & Mickey Mouse.... what else is there?

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    That is a relief, thank you for the information!
     
  6. AussieTraveller

    AussieTraveller Earning My Ears

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    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!
     
  7. MrsJobba1

    MrsJobba1 <font color=blue>I swoon @ the very mention of his

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    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 ;)
     
  8. Grandma4ever

    Grandma4ever One day closer and still counting!!!

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    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?
     
  9. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    It was stopped in January 2009. :)
     
  10. Grandma4ever

    Grandma4ever One day closer and still counting!!!

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    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.
     
  11. KayR

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    Now that's good news!!!

    -Kay
     

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