We completed our Eastern Caribbean cruise yesterday, on board the Magic? The ship arrived at Pt. Canaveral some time before 6 AM. All nonUS citizens were required to go to the Walt Disney Theatre, to be screened by the US customs and immigration officers - at 6 AM. This requirement was not necessary for US citizens. Then all passengers, US and non US citizens, disembark. All passengers have to be screened by US customs and immigration officials, in the cruise terminal building. The question I have is why the US customs and immigration officers come on board, for nonUS citizens, if these same people will have to be screened in the cruise terminal building, anyways. It can be argued, that because of post 9/11 security concerns, the US officials are extra careful, and that is why the extra step for nonUS citizens. I can counter-argue - 1) nonUS citizens must have legal documentation (to visit or live in the US), and therefore can not board the Disney Wonder or Magic, without such documentation, and 2)the US immigration and customs officers do not have access to their computers, when they come on board the Disney ship - so they can not do a detailed background computerized check on such passengers, thereby diminishing the value of such screening?