How do you get a passport renewed within a week?
Through a series of missteps, I realized only today the passport that I have expires in 2012, not 2014 as I thought. I have to travel within a week. Of course the standard mail expediting options will take too long. I checked with travel.state.gov and am told that I can make an appointment at a regional Passport Agency to get a passport quickly. The earliest open appointment I could find at a place within driving distance is 2 days before my cruise (and is a 5 hour drive away).
Certainly I am aware that this situation is no one's fault but my own. But what are my options? I hear about people using some sort of expediting service but some of them seem kind of fly by night. Has anyone used a legit expediting service? Will I be able to get my passport through my long drive to the passport agency next week? Are there any other options available to me?
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. I'm going to call the cruise line and passport office tomorrow and see what they say.