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Old 10-12-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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Wife is not a citizen...and of course does not have a US passport. We are looking for a cruise where she only has to show her Drivers license and that's it. I noticed NCL has that freestyle cruise that departs Honolulu and visits the Hawaiin Islands. Would a drivers license be all that she needs since she is technically NOT leaving the U.S ?


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Old 10-12-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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That's right. As long as you're doing the Hawaii only one you'll be fine. I did that cruise a few years ago and never brought my passport.
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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She'll also need a Birth Certificate, or some other form of ID---they usually require 2 things. Call NCL and ask!
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Hawaii is a state so I wouldn't think your wife would need anything as long as she is legally in the United States even though not a citizen. Does she not have a passport from her own country and/or proof that she's legally in the US?
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Hawaii is a state so I wouldn't think your wife would need anything as long as she is legally in the United States even though not a citizen. Does she not have a passport from her own country and/or proof that she's legally in the US?
yes she does. I will call NCL just to verify. Expensive vacation, but looks nice !
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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Do I need a Certified Copy of my Birth Cert. and a Government Picture ID to traval to Hawaii from US (San Deigo)and Back (San Deigo)? on a Cruise ship???
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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In life, it's always a great idea to go to the source for authoritative, correct and complete information. In this case:
Documents You Will Need to Enter the United States - CBP.gov (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/ready_set_go/air_travel/documents_needed.xml - broken link)
and
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm (broken link)
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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NCL and other cruise lines are foreign registered. They are required by US rules to stop at least one foreign port before docking on US soil. The Hawaii cruise will require a stop at a Mexican port before entering US ports.
Your hang up would be the foreign port and what you do there as far as sightseeing. You may be required to show a passport or some valid US documents ie; birth certificate or drivers license. If you're not a US citizen and get stopped or checked by the Federales you may have a problem.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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If crusing on NCL's the Pride of America, that ship sails under the US Flag with a mostly American crew. It doesn't have to stop in a foreign port

NCL - Pride of America (http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/fleet/shipInformation.html?shipCode=PRIDE%20AMER - broken link)

Pride of America's biggest distinction is its status as the first U.S.-flagged passenger cruise ship to be built in over 50 years. (Pride of Aloha was transformed from the Norwegian Sky.) Both ships, along with Pride of Hawaii, are distinctive in that the crews and officers are primarily American or citizens from U.S. territories. The advantage to both the U.S. registration and the staffing requirement is that the vessels can sail seven-night itineraries around the Hawaiian Islands without having to embark (or disembark) in Vancouver or Ensenada. Nor do they have to travel a couple of thousand miles out of the way to visit Fanning Island. That's because the Passenger Services Act, requiring a foreign-flagged cruise ship to stop at a foreign port when leaving or returning to U.S. waters, does not apply to these ships, creating itineraries chock full of port stops and overnights in the beautiful regions of the U.S.'s 50th state

http://www.cruisecritic.com/reviews/...cfm?ShipID=349
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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That's true, Pride of America is the only major cruise ship now under the American Flag and sails only around the Hawaiian Islands.
If you fly from the US to Hawaii you don't need anything for ID but a USA drivers license for the airlines to check in.
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