Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
gene101

Martin Rosales (Cartagena Tour Guides) requested our passport numbers for tour ??

Recommended Posts

Hi, all,

 

We are a family of three from Canada going to a Panama Cruise with Island Princess in December this year.

 

Based on the recommendation from some members in Cruise Critic, I decided to book a tour with Martin Rosales of Cartagena Tour Guides.

 

He emailed me and requested our full names and ID.  When I asked what kind of ID he required, he replied that he needs our passport numbers.   This puzzle me quite a bit.  I have been using private tours in South America, Europe etc and never once the tour guide asked for our ID (passport numbers) to book a seat.

 

I feel uncomfortable giving out our passport numbers for a tour guide ( evening if he is recommended by member of the cruise Critic).  

 

I am not sure why he needs our ID for booking a tour?

 

question:  Do you few safe giving out your passport number to a tour guide to confirm a seat?

 

Regards,

gene

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not familiar with that tour operator, but a couple of years ago a small group of us on our Roll Call booked a private tour in Cartagena with Dora de Zubiria ("Dora the Explorer").  I had organized the tour.  We were never asked for any ID information, let alone our passport numbers.    Personally, I would ask him why he needs this information.   

 

(The tour was great, BTW.)  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...