Staff, 2022-11-25 04:02:44,
As I made plans this summer to take a cruise, I worked my way through my pre-travel checklist. I booked my flights, researched ground transportation options and selected a hotel for the night before boarding.
But I had yet to tick one important box: renewing my expired passport.
I had not traveled internationally since the pandemic began and needed a deadline to motivate me, so shortly before my sailing from the Netherlands to New York, I filled out the application, paid the fees, and did a quick photo shoot at my local Walgreens.
Passports are just one of the documents travelers may need when taking a cruise, which can add to the overall cost of a trip. Here’s what travelers should have on hand, and what costs they might encounter before and during their trip.
Inconsistent Wi-Fi and ocean views: What it’s like to work from a transatlantic cruise
Sailing with children:11 cruises you need to take while the kids are still young
What documents will travelers need to board a cruise?
The U.S. State Department recommends cruise passengers sailing from America have a passport book.
U.S. citizens booked on closed-loop cruises – those that start and end at the same U.S. port – can enter the country with a government-issued photo ID and birth certificate instead, but the State Department encourages having a passport book “in case of an emergency, such as an unexpected medical air evacuation or the ship docking at an alternate port,” according to its website. Cruise lines may also…
To read the original article from news.google.com, Click here