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Do You Need a Passport to Cruise?
Please note that U.S. citizens must bring one of the following WHTI (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative) compliant documents in order to sail on a cruise that departs and ends from the same U.S. port:
Copies of the following will NOT be allowed:
- US Passports
- Naturalization Papers
Originals, or copies will NOT be allowed:
- Baptismal Certificates
- Hospital issued "Certificate of Birth"
As always, we recommend that all guests travel with a passport (valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel). Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port, traveling with a passport facilitates your customer's disembarkation experience. It also makes it easier for them to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port should they miss their scheduled embarkation or need to fly back to the U.S. for an emergency.
- Valid U.S. Passport
- Passport Card
- Original or legible copy of a Birth Certificate (issued by the Department of Vital Statistics)
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Enhanced Driver's License
- Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (i.e. Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card)
- A Consular Report of Birth Abroad