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Old 01-16-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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I would be VERY sure that your wife has a valid green card and home country passport or other visa documentation which would let her pass through customs, should she--for some reason (normal operations, blown off-course by a storm, medical evacuation)--require processing.

USCIS isn't the kind of organization you want to make a mistake with. They will break up your family without batting an eyelash if you don't have your f*cking paper ducks in a row.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County NJ
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This is not true. NCL Pride of America Will not stop at any Mexican Ports. NCL ships are the only ships that are flagged in the US. You do not need a passport as this ship does not leave the Hawaiian Islands
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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If you do not have a passport when in port in Mexico, and do not get off the ship, there should be no problem....right???
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If you are in the USA and traveling to Hawaii, you don't need passports or visas, because Hawaii is a state in the United States. It is not a foreign country.

However, in order to get to Hawaii, you would either need to fly or take a cruise and federal law dictates that you must show a federally approved identification in order to get onto a plane or cruise ship.

So, not a passport, but a legal identification.

If your wife has a green card, she should be carrying that. If she doesn't have a green card, it is time for you to get her one.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you are in the USA and traveling to Hawaii, you don't need passports or visas, because Hawaii is a state in the United States. It is not a foreign country.

However, in order to get to Hawaii, you would either need to fly or take a cruise and federal law dictates that you must show a federally approved identification in order to get onto a plane or cruise ship.

So, not a passport, but a legal identification.

If your wife has a green card, she should be carrying that. If she doesn't have a green card, it is time for you to get her one.
just thought I would chime in here: I don't think this really makes much difference anymore, the OP posted the question 5 years ago!!! I wonder how it got re-born??/
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you do not have a passport when in port in Mexico, and do not get off the ship, there should be no problem....right???
nope, don't count on it, no matter what ship or line you are cruising. Now if you are talking about being an American citizen and both embarkation and debarkation are in the USA plus you have a valid government ID and birth certificate, then you can even get off the ship. I still recommend everyone pay for and get a passport. Yes, they are costly, but look at what you are paying for the cruise, what is anoth $100 plus?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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Uh? The NCL Sky is still sailing the ocean blue..The Pride of America was built from scratch albeit it was started in the US and towed to Europe to get finished because the company that was contracted to build it went belly-up..
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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If you do not have a passport when in port in Mexico, and do not get off the ship, there should be no problem....right???
No, that is a problem. The ship will ask you for your passport before you board any cruise which has an international port, which is all cruises but some to Hawaii. All cruises need to at least visit one international port because the ships are registered outside the U.S. so they would not be allowed to do Domestic only trips. That is why the ships which do Hawaii only trips are U.S. registered and actually have to follow U.S. labor law.
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