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Documentations

Document that are needed for your cruise

Apply early for your passport, or make sure your current passport will be valid at least six months beyond your travel dates and has two or more blank pages. Though some “closed-loop” cruises may not require a U.S. passport, we recommend bringing yours in case of an emergency, such as an unexpected medical air evacuation or the ship docking at an alternate port in an emergency. Your cruise company may also require you to have a passport even if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not require it.

Links to More information about travel documentations can be found in the links to the right.  We've also provided Carnival's Cruise Essentials below for download along with the "CRUISE SHIP TRAVEL TIPS".  Please make sure you download both of these very important documentation for your personal record

Traveler's checklist

Things you need to know and prepare pre-trip.  Provided by travel.state.gov

  • 1

    Get Informed

    The more your informed, the easier it will be preparing for you vacation!

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    Get Required Documents

    Getting this prepared will get you through the security process faster

  • Apply early for a passport, or renew your old one. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home, and needs to have two or more blank pages. Otherwise, some countries may not let you enter. Check all family members’ passports because those for adults are valid for 10 years, but children’s passports only for five. U.S. citizens must use a U.S. passport to leave and come back to the United States.
  • If you are traveling by land or sea, you must show proof of both your U.S. citizenship and your identity when you return to the United States. For many land or sea trips, this means you can travel using the new U.S. passport card instead of a normal passport book. Read more about U.S. passport requirements.
  • You may need to get a visa before you travel to a destination. Contact the embassy of the foreign countries you will be visiting for more information.
  • Get a letter from your doctor for medications you are bringing. Some countries have strict laws, even against over-the-counter medications, so read about your destination before you go.
  • If you are traveling alone with children, foreign border officials may require custody documents or written consent from the other parent. Check with the embassy of your foreign destination before traveling.
  • Make two photocopies of all your travel documents in case of emergency.  Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other  separately from your documents in case of loss or theft.
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    Get Insured


  • Make sure you have health insurance whenever you are traveling abroad. If your U.S. health care plan does not cover you overseas, consider buying supplemental insurance to cover medical costs and emergency evacuation. Foreign hospitals and doctors often require payment in cash, and Emergency medical evacuation can cost up to $100,000. Social Security and Medicare does not provide coverage outside of the United States.  Learn more at Your Health Abroad.
  • Also check if you have coverage for trip interruption/cancellation and loss or theft, to help pay for unexpected expenses.