Passport vs Birth certificate

We will be traveling to the Bahamas on the Dream. We’ve never gotten a passport before. Would a state issued birth certificate be ok for us, I know it says you can use that, just wondering if anyone ever just uses the birth certificate. Also, since I am married now, will they even accept mine since my name has changed? The passport seems like a lot of money. I’m willing to pay if that’s what’s best, but I don’t want to do it if it’s unnecessary.

A passport is ALWAYS best. If for some reason you have to disembark (e.g. a medical emergency) you will be able to do so without any hassles.

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That’s a good point. We will do the passports.

PASSPORT for sure. Give yourself PLENTY of time