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We are cruising from Port Canaveral to Eastern Caribbean and three people in our group are US citizens but only have the US Passport CARD not the Book. They called Carnival Cruise Line and they were advised that it is acceptable.

For peace of mind, can anyone confirm this or any input or opinion on this? Thanks much.
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Originally posted by outandabout
We are cruising from Port Canaveral to Eastern Caribbean and three people in our group are US citizens but only have the US Passport CARD not the Book. They called Carnival Cruise Line and they were advised that it is acceptable.

For peace of mind, can anyone confirm this or any input or opinion on this? Thanks much.
I'm sure you'll hear lots of opinions but the fact is the passport card is acceptable. In fact on this itinerary a US citizen could use a government issued birth certificate and if 16 or older a government issued photo ID.
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Originally posted by outandabout

For peace of mind, can anyone confirm this or any input or opinion on this? Thanks much.
Why would posts by anonymous individuals on the internet give you peace of mind? Carnival gave you the answer.
https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citize...vel-initiative

Government website confirms.

FYI some cruise lines impose higher requirements then required by law. Obviously Carnival isn't one of them.
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Originally posted by Lookingforfacts
Why would posts by anonymous individuals on the internet give you peace of mind? Carnival gave you the answer.
https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citize...vel-initiative

Government website confirms.

FYI some cruise lines impose higher requirements then required by law. Obviously Carnival isn't one of them.
Because sometimes it's nice to hear from people that have actually experienced it firsthand.
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@sparks1093...thank you very much for this info. There are govt regulations which do change from time to time. It's good to know from other people's firsthand experience/s.

@lookingforfacts...thanks for the link.
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So I'm renewing my passport. Yay. Am I seriously supposed to staple my picture to the form?

Thanks for any help!
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Originally posted by imnance
So I'm renewing my passport. Yay. Am I seriously supposed to staple my picture to the form?

Thanks for any help!
Yes, right on the form where it says. Just line up the staples with the edge of the photo so you don't mangle your face.
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THIS TEXT COPIED FROM E-MAIL SENT TO US 2 OR 3 TIMES BY HAL CONCERNING OUR DECEMBER SUNFARER CRUISE (including Puerto Limon, Costa Rica)

*****IMPORTANT INFORMATION*****

Please be advised that a passport is required for all FLL-FLL voyages visiting Costa Rica whether they plan to go ashore or not.
Each country has its own entry requirements, and guests assume personal
responsibility for having the necessary documents when boarding. You may be denied boarding if you do not have the proper travel documents and in that case, you would not be entitled to a refund.
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Originally posted by DaytonCruiser
Puerto Rico is part of the US.
Puerto Rico is a U.S. Tereiortory and the people of Puuerto Rico carrry U.S. passports.
St.Thomas is . U.S. ( U.S. Virgin Iislnds s )and they, too have U.S. p;assports.
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Originally posted by sail7seas
Puerto Rico is a U.S. Tereiortory and the people of Puuerto Rico carrry U.S. passports.
St.Thomas is . U.S. ( U.S. Virgin Iislnds s )and they, too have U.S. p;assports.

Is there some reason for your responding to a post made in 2007, particularly since the post was correct then, still is correct today, and your response added nothing of value?
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Originally posted by njhorseman
Is there some reason for your responding to a post made in 2007, particularly since the post was correct then, still is correct today, and your response added nothing of value?
Passport/Visa News:
I tried to start a new thread for this,
but CC would not let me...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...isas-americans
Will we now need a VISA to go on our Viking River Cruise ?
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Originally posted by $hip$hape
Passport/Visa News:
I tried to start a new thread for this,
but CC would not let me...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...isas-americans
Will we now need a VISA to go on our Viking River Cruise ?

The visa requirement isn't in effect yet, but if it's implemented before your travel date you would need a visa.

This may be just a lot of sabre-rattling by the EU to try to get the US to take action on the issue, so I wouldn't get too worried just yet.