One of the most critical cruise documents you will need to take with you is a passport (this includes children and infants).
In some circumstances, depending on your destination, you may also need a visa.
In 2004 the U.S. Congress passed legislation requiring Americans to possess passports (or an equivalent, chip-encoded identity card) in order to return to the United States from visits to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean.
It is your responsibility to have your passport prior to travel.
It may take weeks (or months in some countries) to get a new passport.
Do not wait until the last minute to obtain your passport or other travel documents.
In fact, even if you are not thinking about traveling at this time, it would be a good idea to start applying for a passport now.
In the US, passports are good for 10 years. Passports issued to those under age 16 are good for five years.
To obtain a passport you must have a certified copy (not a facsimile or photocopy) of your birth certificate. You can get passport applications from any post office. You can also submit applications through the post office.
The application has complete
and detailed information as to requirements for submitting the form.
Several important requirements are in the areas of proof of U.S.
citizenship, proof of identity, and providing two recent color
photographs (taken within the last 6 months).
Get additional information from the US government on the subject of passport by visiting: the government's website.
Once you pay for your cruise, the cruise line provides the travel vouchers and other necessary items for you to travel.
These documents would include air, transportation and other vouchers if purchased as part of your package.
Of course, check everything for completeness. Make certain there are no errors. Have Your Cruise Agent Do A Double Check.
Finally, consider a complete insurance package for all you traveling needs, and not just the current trip you are considering.
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