My family is going on a 4 night cruise to the Bahamas in March. We plan to buy our passports before go on the cruise. It will cost us over $500 to buy them for our family of 5. We do not plan to travel outside the US anytime soon other than a possible Carribean or Alaskan (sometimes port in Canada) cruise in 2015. Would paying over $500 for passports be worth the peace of mind to you?