We’re sailing from the Port of Miami. You will need to have your cruise documents and government-issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) ready when arriving at the ship’s security checkpoint. Miami airport is approximately 30-45 minutes from Port of Miami. Plan accordingly! Passports are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, though not required, for this cruise that sails roundtrip from the same U.S. port of call. Really, you have plenty of time. Go get one. Need help? Apply for one here. If you choose not to travel with a passport, you MUST have an original, raised-seal, state-issued (not hospital issued) birth certificate AND a driver’s license with you. The two documents must have matching names. If for some reason the names do not match (marriage, etc.), you will need a copy of a legal document(s) explaining why (marriage certificate, etc.).
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR A SMOOTH EMBARKATION
- Keep identification and cruise documents handy. Put them in your carry-on bag. Do not pack them in your luggage. You will need to produce these documents several times before boarding the ship.
- Assist security. Heightened security measures at the Port help to ensure your safety. Please cooperate with security personnel to expedite boarding.
- Tag your luggage. Complete and attach the luggage tags available for you to print after you complete the cruise line’s online check-in process. If you don’t have luggage tags, porters at the cruise terminal can provide tags upon request.
- Carry valuables. Carry on any valuables, breakables, personal items and medications, along with your photo ID and cruise documents.
- Follow signs. Digital directional signs with ship names and terminal assignments are updated daily.
- Before leaving home, take time to familiarize yourself with the required travel documents you will be asked to provide prior to boarding the ship. The requirements described below are required by government regulations and polices. They are subject to change without notice. Even though a guest has completed the cruise line’s online check-in, it is still the guest’s responsibility to present the required travel documents before boarding the ship. Any guest without proper documents will NOT be allowed to board the vessel and NO refund will be issued. Celebrity Cruises, WOD on the Waves, Landry & Kling and their agents/affiliates assume no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation.
- It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that all guests travel with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months following the cruise return date. Passports are required in the event you need to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port should you miss the scheduled port of embarkation or if you need to fly back to the U.S. for emergency reasons. Traveling with a passport may also help to expedite your CBP clearance upon return to the U.S.
Option 1: U.S. citizens that board a cruise ship at a port within the U.S., travel within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship will require a valid Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver’s License or Trusted Traveler Program Card such as Nexus, Sentri or Fast.
Option 2: In the absence of any of the documents listed above, U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises that begin and end in the same port in the U.S. will need to present BOTH an identification and citizenship document from each of the lists below in order to board the ship.
- Government Issued photo identification card (e.g., driver’s license)
- U.S. Government Issued Birth Certificate (original)
- U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (original)
- U.S. Consular Birth Abroad Certificate (original)
A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 will be able to present either an original or notarized or certified copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad issues by DOS, or Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Copies of U.S. passports/naturalization papers, hospital certificates and baptismal certificates are not WHTI compliant documents and are therefore NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Canadian citizens that board a cruise ship at a port within the U.S., travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same port on the same ship will require a valid Passport, Enhanced Driver’s License or Trusted Traveler Program Card such as Nexus, Sentri, or Fast.
All other citizens, including children, that board a cruise ship at a port in the U.S., travel only within the Western Hemisphere, and return to the same U.S. port on the same ship will require a valid Passport or U.S. Alien Registration Card and in some cases, a visa. Please contact the Embassy (Consular Services) of each country on your sailing itinerary or the visa service of your choice for specific visa requirements, information, forms and fees for your nationality.
Note: international guests flying into the U.S. and then taking a cruise that sails out of and then back to the U.S. will require a multi-entry visa.