AS OF JUNE 1, 2009
Rules revised by The Department of
The U.S. Government requires a passport
ALL AIR TRAVEL
or out of the United States.
specifically that this includes cruise
passengers flying into or out of
It also applies for example to air
travel to or from Mexican ports, and
from Caribbean islands
except U.S. territories - San
Juan, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin
For U.S. citizens on closed-loop
cruises (cruises that begin and end
at the same U.S. port),
the following documents are permitted
for Alaska, Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii or
New England cruises:
1. A valid passport
2. A U.S. government-issued picture
identification; plus an original or
state certified copy
of a birth certificate from the
state or province of your birth or a
U.S. Naturalization Certificate.
Note: Baptismal papers and hospital
certificates of birth are not
Please note that you will need a
passport if you due to illness, injury,
or any other reason are forced
disembark the cruise ship and fly home
from a foreign port.
For more information visit the
U.S. Customs and
Border Protection website.
All passengers must present the required
documentation at embarkation and at the
Guests without the required
documentation will be denied boarding
and no refund will be issued.
Please understand that cruise lines will
strictly enforce this requirement to be in
compliance with this important U.S.
Non U.S. nationals should contact their
respective governments to obtain further
If you do not already have a valid