Excursion Passport Question
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Anyone over 18 needs their Key to the World and a photo ID. We just took our driver's licenses. They were more convenient and fit into our lanyard holders.
We just did the Eastern Caribbean cruise in April and had the same experience. The only time we were asked for our passports was when we initially checked in to board the ship at Port Canaveral. The rest of the time we kept our passports in the room safe.
There's no legal reason to bring your passport when you go ashore in Caribbean ports. The cruise line has inspected your proof of citizenship and certifies the passenger and crew manifest to the authorities in ports of call. On most European itineraries passports aren't even needed at the cruise's end, only when you first arrive in Europe and when you return to the States.
If something bad happened (like missing the ship and having to fly home, or getting arrested) it would pay to have your passport, but presuming you're like 99.99999% of cruisers? Not required. Fact is, unless you have back-up proof of U.S. citizenship back in the stateroom, losing your passport while on an excursion could be the bigger problem - adults do need government-issued photo ID plus proof of citizenship when they get back to Port Canaveral (or Los Angeles, Galveston, Miami, Seattle...)
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