Let me add this, about the photo copy. Vic and I actually do carry copies, despite being not sure if it would do us any good. But, since we spend a lot of excursion time in the water, it's a gamble we take. I always figured they are at minimum, a copy of our passport numbers, if nothing else. Well, one time it really was of help. It was one of the times hubby forgot to bring his driver's license, which we were supposed to show, along with the sign and sail card, to get inside the gate that blocks the pier. I was already cursing under my breath at Vic, and just about to run all the way up to our cabin(Again !!!. As this was DH's second time to do this, on the same cruise, no less ) and retrieve the license from the cabin safe ; when I remembered the copies that I had in my purse. These were actually smaller than true life copies, that I shrank down to fit in a wallet pocket. Amazingly the guard accepted that and let hubby through.