Passport & Travel Documentation
Traveling to the Bahamas

The following guidelines are based on government regulations, which are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to check with your travel agent, government agency, embassy or consulate to ensure that you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries on the ship's itinerary. If you're visiting any country other than the U.S., remember to contact the consulate of that country to ensure you have the documentation required to visit. Travelers can visit the U.S. State Department's website at http://travel.state.gov. Guests without proper documentation will be denied boarding.


The following information pertains to all guests, including children, who board a cruise ship within the United States, travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship.

Required Documents for U.S. Citizens

All Guests claiming U.S. citizenship must present one of the following as proof of U.S. citizenship:

  • A valid U.S. Passport
  • A valid U.S. Passport Card
  • A valid Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • Government-issued photo ID along with one of the following:
    • Original or copy of their state issued birth certificate
      • Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/10 are not acceptable
    • Original Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Guests under the age of 16 may present one of the following:
    • Original or copy of their state issued birth certificate
    • Original Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

With the exception of the state issued birth certificate, photocopies of the above documents are not acceptable. Hospital issued birth certificates are not acceptable proof of U.S. citizenship for purposes of traveling outside of the U.S.


Guests disembarking in a foreign port and not returning to the ship should be sure that they meet all of the documentation and entry requirements of that country. In addition, they may be assessed a fine or penalty according to local or national regulations.


U.S. citizens traveling by air to the United States must present a valid passport.


United States citizens can visit the State Department's travel website at http://travel.state.gov or call the United States National Passport Information Center at (877) 4USA-PPT (487-2778) for more information.

U.S. Legal Permanent Residents

Guests who live and work in the U.S. and are a legal permanent resident of the U.S. must provide a valid Legal Permanent Resident Card, also known as a "Green Card" or "Alien Resident Card (ARC)."

Required Documents for Canadian Citizens

All Guests claiming Canadian citizenship must present one of the following as proof of Canadian citizenship for each member of their party:

  • A valid Canadian Passport
  • A valid Trusted Traveler Program (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)

Photocopies of any of the above documents are not acceptable.

Required Documents for Citizens of All Other Countries

In addition to a valid passport, many countries require an entry visa based on your nationality. It is each Guest's responsibility to identify and obtain all the necessary visas before commencing the cruise. Because requirements may vary, Guests are advised to contact their travel agent, government agency, embassy or consulate for more information on required travel documentation for the port of embarkation and all ports of call during the cruise.


If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you are now required to have a valid machine-readable passport and obtain 72-hour advance travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding carriers by air or sea to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. For a list of applicable countries and registration requirements, ESTA information is accessible online at http://cbp.gov/travel. A copy of the approved ETSA application should be brought with you when traveling.


Passports are required to re-enter the U.S. via air.


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