ultimate_ed Posted January 4 Report Share Posted January 4 Let me start that I'm not asking about trying to cruise without a passport. We always take our passports to cruise and I think it's the only way to go. This is more of a curiosity question that maybe Matt or one of the resident travel agents knows the answer to: What percentage of cruisers use a passport to board vs a birth certificate? I had seen the story last week about folks on a Princess sailing getting denied boarding due to the places they were going requiring a passport, even though it was a closed loop cruise. Many commenters I've seen on various forums and news sites argue that the cruise lines should just mandate passports for all travelers. Yet, they don't. I have to conclude that there is a large enough fraction who don't have/use passports that the cruise lines feel imposing a blanket passport requirement would put a big hit on sales and be a big deterrent to getting first time cruisers. So, while I would bet most of us as regular cruisers (or at least wannabe regulars like myself) take having a passport for granted, I'm curious if we're really the minority? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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