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Need a Passport for a Cruise? Get it Now Before Prices Rise in April!

passport for a cruiseConsidering getting a passport for a cruise? Purchase one today before prices increase.

Are you planning an unforgettable vacation and need you passport for a cruise? Well, now is the time to apply for one, as prices will increase on April 2. This new price hike is due to an increase in “execution fees,” a fee the U.S. State Department says is needed to cover the cost of processing the applications. With the newest price increase, adult passport books will cost $145 and children’s books will cost $115.

The increase in passport fees will not apply to mail-in renewals, but will also apply to passport cards. While there are places to cruise without a passport book such as Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, you do need a passport card at minimum to travel to these areas by sea. Lower-priced passport card options will be increased as well to $65 for adults and $50 for children.

The price increase comes just in time for warmer temperatures, when people start flocking to cruise lines for tropical vacations and fun in the sun. If you have asked, “Do you need a passport to go on a cruise?” you’ll be happy to know you still have plenty of options for cruising this spring or summer with just a passport card. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most popular places to cruise without a passport booklet:

  • 7 Days Mexico Round Trip – Grab either your passport card or passport booklet and head from Long Beach over to majestic Mexico. On this memorable 7 day cruise aboard the Carnival Splendor, you’ll enjoy time to explore Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. With bonus offers available on select dates and inside cabins starting at just $409, order your passport for a cruise today and get ready to head to Mexico!
  • 7 Days Eastern Caribbean – Step aboard the MSC Seaside, a new luxury ship from MSC Cruises and sail from Miami to the Caribbean. You can relax on the pristine beaches of Nassau, San Juan and Phillipsburg on this exciting 7 night cruise. Fares start at an incredibly low price of $429 per person for an inside cabin, and dates run throughout the year.
  • 5 Days Bermuda – Sail from Baltimore to King’s Wharf, Bermuda on the stunning Grandeur of the Seas from Royal Caribbean. This exciting 5 day cruise is eligible for onboard credits and other bonus offers, depending on the date you sail. Plus, inside cabins start at just $501 per person.
  • 9 Days US and Eastern Canada – Witness the beauty of Eastern America and Canada on this relaxing 9 day cruise from Baltimore. Explore vibrant ports of calls including Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John, and Halifax. With onboard credits and kid sail free specials, plus inside cabins starting from $559 per person, there is definitely one reason to get a passport for a cruise!

Start planning your spring, summer or fall cruise vacation today, and take advantage of current passport book and card prices now before the increase starts in April. No matter what area of the world you want to travel, a skilled and experienced CruiseExperts.com agent can help you find the cruise for you!

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