My cruise leaves in exactly 3 months. The passport office says that they take 6 to 8 weeks to "process" my passport application. Assuming it doesn't take a month after they process it to mail it to me, that SHOULD be enough time. But I'm wondering if I should pay the $60 extra fee to "expedite" my processing and have it done in only 3 weeks. I absolutely hate the idea of paying $60 for something I don't need. But I wonder if it's worth the peace of mind. I would be pretty screwed if I didn't have my passport in time for the cruise.