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closed loop cruises?

We don't have any passports and don't really want to get them cause it just seems like an added expense so we are looking into closed loop cruises...anyone taken one and how did it go?

Re: closed loop cruises?

  • Your problem would be if you missed the ship in an international port due to just being late, or even illness. Then you are in a foreign country without the documentation you would need to catch a flight back to the states. I personally wouldn't risk it.
  • I'm sure you have already considered this and I understand if it is not in the budget for right now.  But passports are good for 10 years and cost about $120 if you include the pictures.  That is about $12 a year and really open up your travel opportunities.
  • I have a passport, FI does not. We've done 2 closed-loop cruises and had no problems. The first was Miami, Grand Bahamas, Nassau, Private Island, Miami. The second was New York, Bermuda, New York. 


    As PP's have said, your only problem is if you miss the ship or there's an accident/illness that causes you to have to remain in an international port. Or if you miss embarkation in the US and the ship sails without you, you would be unable to fly and meet up with the ship at the first port.  

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