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IMMIGRATION AND DOCUMENTATION

All passengers are required to carry valid Proof Of Citizenship before you will be allowed to board your cruise ship. Bringing proper proof of citizenship is the responsibility of the guest. Any guest traveling without proper documentation will be denied boarding by the cruise ship and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Please read this page carefully.

Please note the following documentation required for Cruise Travel:

CRUISES RETURNING TO U.S.

All travelers will be required to have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. This is a change from prior travel requirements prior to 2006. The goal is to strengthen border security and facilitate entry into the United States for U.S. citizens and legitimate foreign visitors. This new requirement will be known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Who does this requirement affect?

All United States citizens traveling within the Western Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports will be affected.

Certain foreign nationals who currently are not required to present a passport to travel to the United States, namely most Canadian citizens, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, and Mexican citizens will also be affected.

How Do I get a passport?

U.S. citizens may visit the Passport section of this website for information on how to apply for a U.S. passport.

You should allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to apply and receive your passport in advance of travel. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing of U.S. passport applications. Peak U.S. passport processing is between January and July. We recommend applying as soon as possible prior to your cruise.

Foreign nationals should contact their respective governments to obtain passports.

US CITIZENS

US Citizens traveling to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or Alaska must present proof of citizenship in the form of:

  • A valid passport (recommended)
  • Original birth certificate or state-issued certified copy of a birth certificate with Picture ID, or
  • Original Naturalization papers
  • In addition to these requirements, all guests 16 years of age or older must provide an official photo ID

US Citizens Traveling internationally or to Fanning Island via Hawaii on Norwegian Cruise Lines

  • A valid passport is required.
  • Some countries may require the purchase of a Visa. Your cruise specialist will indicate which countries will require this prior to your departure.

NON-US CITIZENS

Non US-Citizens traveling to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or Alaska must present proof of citizenship in the form of:

  • U.S. Resident Aliens need a valid Alien Resident Card.
  • Canadian citizens must present a valid passport, original birth certificate or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Non-US. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, non-expired U.S. Multiple Re-Entry Visa, if applicable.
  • For sailings calling on Canadian ports-of-call, certain foreign nationals must obtain a Canadian Visa, in addition to the multiple-entry Visa.
  • Non-US. citizens must contact the appropriate consulates, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Immigrations office to inquire about necessary travel documentation.
  • All non-US. citizens and U.S. Resident Aliens must surrender their passport and/or green cards at the time of embarkation. These documents will be returned upon completion of the Immigration inspection.
  • In addition to these requirements, all guests 16 years of age or older must provide an official photo ID

Non-US Citizens Traveling to internationally or to Fanning Island via Hawaii on Norwegian Cruise Lines

  • A valid passport from your Country of Origin is required.
  • Some countries may require the purchase of a Visa. It is your responsibility to check with Embassy of your country or the country you are visiting with regards to Visa requirements.

It is important that guest names on travel documents (Alien Resident Cards, etc.) be identical to those on the cruise and airline tickets. Otherwise, proof of name change (i.e., a marriage license) OR a valid driver's license or government issued photo ID (i.e., U.S. Military ID) must be presented.

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NON-US CITIZENS TRAVELING TO CANADA OR ALASKA

The Canadian government requires foreign citizens from most countries other than the U.S. to obtain a visa for entry into Canada. This law affects travelers on all cruise itineraries that begin or end in Canada, as well as those that make a port of call in Canada. Failure to present the required visa will result in denied boarding with no refund. To learn if Canada requires a visa for citizens of your country please call your embassy or consulate.