We are cruising on the Wonder in December and applied for passports to be safe, and to have on had for future travel. We went to the local police station to make application two Mondays ago. Yesterday, our passports arrived! I was sweating bullets, thinking our passports would not arrive on time, and because we had to send our birth certificates, we wouldn't have them either! I understand new passport centers have been created to take care of the wait time. There's one fewer worry from my list!