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Passport Requirements

You are going on a cruise to the Bahamas what forms of identification do you need?

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May 30, 2007 1:20AM

Effective January 1, 2007 any cruises leaving U.S. waters (touching any foreign port of call) will require a valid passport. If you arrive at the cruise terminal to check-in for your cruise without this critical documentation - you may be refused and not eligible for a refund. Check with your carrier for specific details. Right now, the only cruises that do not require a passport are the inter-island cruises in Hawaii on NCL America. They do not have to touch a foreign port of call, as they are a U.S. flagged ship with a mostly American crew.