VERY IMPORTANT: Order or Apply for a Passport today!
What are the new passport requirements?
Effective December 31, 2006, the U.S. Government will require that all cruise clients and customers, including all U.S. citizens, be in possession of a valid passport when traveling on any cruise. Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain further details. For more information or to get a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov.
Every country has its own entry requirements, and each guest must assume their own personal responsibility for having the necessary documents when boarding.
The following information is VERY IMPORTANT:
Proof of Citizenship/Passports:
For travel: A current passport is required by the US Government for any and all travel outside of the United States. No ifs, ands or butts.....If you do not have a passport, apply today. Even if you are going to Mexico, Caribbean or Canada, you need a passport. It is your responsibility to make sure that you and everyone you travel with has a passport and visa, if necessary. Even children need a passport. You can apply today at any postoffice.
Visas: You may be required to obtain visas from the consulates of multiple countries on your itinerary. Failure to obtain the necessary visas may result in serious delays and additional charges during embarkation, or in denied boarding and no refunds on any unused portion of your travel.
Vaccination and/or Immunization: Requirements vary considerably, depending on the area of the world visited and are subject to change at any time. We suggest that guests traveling outside of their country of residence consider immunization against Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, Diphtheria and Tetanus. An international certificate, approved by the World Health Organization, is the best medium for verification that inoculations and vaccinations have been satisfactorily performed, and is accepted by health officials at all ports of call. We strongly recommend that guests contact their personal physician, the Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control to obtain expert medical immunization recommendations for their intended itinerary and travel plans and to specifically address Malaria and Yellow Fever requirements in time to receive any necessary vaccinations/immunizations and for them to take effect.