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sparks1093

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    Enosburg Falls, VT
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    CCL, Royal, NCL
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  1. This would be the best option, barring finding the box with the certificate in it.
  2. On a cruise we're all vetted during the cruise so by the time we disembark the hard work is done.
  3. Yep, for crossing the border and for crusing (and domestic flights).😉
  4. Not really, we all end up in the same database regardless of which documents we use.
  5. Nope, he lives in a different county. I do know that a good number of Vermonters do use EDLs for travel to Canada.
  6. I would suggest that requiring a passport of all would have a serious impact on cruise lines. If people do their research they wouldn't be denied, either and if they don't want to do the research then they're better off getting the passport.
  7. DW was using a cane when we boarded in Baltimore and once inside the terminal a CCL person directed us to where we needed to be. If it isn't obvious that you need assistance just ask a CCL employee.
  8. And there are likely very many who meet that very definition. Since I can leave US soil ny taking a left turn out of my driveway and driving 8 miles I have a different view (as do a great many of my neighbors). All foreign travel is not the same.
  9. But the people that live in states where they are issued can still get them.
  10. That is correct (it can't be a hospital birth certificate of course and you have to be on a closed loop cruise).
  11. This is incorrect, an EDL is REAL ID compliant and may be used for domestic air travel.
  12. If they were denied boarding they didn't have a bona fide EDL, I have read threads where someone thought that they had one, but only had a REAL ID compliant license. An EDL may be used at sea ports of entry returning from Canada, Bermuda, Mexico and the Caribbean just like the passport card.
  13. Since DHS determined that a US citizen on a closed loop cruise presents a low risk to the national security I doubt that anything will change any time soon.
  14. There are provisions in the regulations to waive the passport requirement for an emergency or for humanitarian reasons. The only risk is a delay in returning (how much of a delay would depend on the circumstances) and if one has zero tolerance for delay then of course having a passport would minimize that. But of course this is only IF something happens on the cruise and that is a low risk proposition for many. Each traveler has to determine their risk tolerance and plan accordingly.
  15. No dispute that the passport is the best form of travel documentation but many travelers don't need the best, they can use one of the alternatives and people on a closed loop cruise do have that choice. It's not a choice that works for everyone, but it does work for a good number of people. The full cost is due up front so saying that it's only $15 a year only clouds the issue. (As for being the best form of ID many stores in our area won't accept them as an ID for buying cigarettes or alcohol😉.)
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