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Passport Information:

Please  take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the required travel  documents. The requirements described below are required by government  regulations and policies. They are subject to change without notice. 
 

Royal Caribbean International strongly recommends that all guests travel  with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of  the cruise.  
 

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all  required travel documents for the entire cruise vacation and have them  available when necessary. These appropriate, valid travel documents  - passports, visas, family legal documents  and inoculation certificates  - are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and  other countries.
 

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from  boarding their flight or ship or from entering a country and may be  subject to fines.
 

No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.
 

For quick access to relevant information, choose one of the options below:

The following  requirements are for sailings from a United States port to the  Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England, Hawaii, Alaska, Panama  Canal and Mexico.
 

United States and Canadian Citizens:
 

You MUST have one of the following:
A valid United States or Canadian passport. For additional United States  passport information visit the United States Department of State travel  information website or the Passport Canada website. Visa Central is the  passport and visa service that we recommend, should our guests need  passport and visa assistance. You may contact Visa Central for all your  passport needs. Visa Central can obtain passports in as little as one  day. US Residents, please contact VisaCentral online at  www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call  800-858-8579, and be sure to reference Royal Caribbean account 44988 for  reduced service fees. Canada residents, please contact  www.visacentral.ca/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call  8888-665-9956, and be sure to reference Royal Caribbean account 10026  for reduced service fees.
 

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Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) or Trusted Travel Documents. Click here for a list of all approved documents. 
United States citizens on cruises that begin and end at the same port in  the United States can use a original government-issued picture ID (i.e.  driver's license) AND an original government-issued birth certificate  or original Naturalization Certificate.
Minors under the age of 16 will be able to present either an original  government-issued, original or certified copy of his or her birth  certificate; a Consular Report of Birth Abroad Issued by DOA; or  Certificate of Naturalization issued by United States Citizenship and  Immigration Services.

Note:  Baptismal papers and hospital certificates of birth are NOT acceptable.  Military identification cards, voter registration cards or Social  Security cards are NOT considered proof of citizenship.  
 

United States Permanent Residents:
You MUST have the following:
 

United States Permanent Resident Card. Click here for additional information.
 

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A passport from your home country is strongly recommended. 
 

Canadian Legal Residents:
 

You MUST have the following:
 

Passport from your home country.
 

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Original copy of your Permanent Resident Card (PR Card), formerly the IMM 1000.
 

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Multiple entry United States visa (if applicable). 
 

All Other Nationalities:
 

You MUST have the following:
 

Passport from your home country. 

Multiple entry United States visa (if applicable).
 

All non U.S. or Canadian passport holders should contact the Embassy  (Consular Services) of each country on your cruise or VisaCentral for  specific visa requirements, information, forms and fees for your  nationality. Visa Central is the passport and visa service that we  recommend, should our guests need passport and visa assistance. You  may contact Visa Central for all your passport needs. Visa Central can  obtain passports in as little as one day. US Residents, please contact  VisaCentral online at www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean, email  rci@visacentral.com or call 800-858-8579, and be sure to reference Royal  Caribbean account 44988 for reduced service fees. Canada residents,  please contact www.visacentral.ca/royalcaribbean, email  rci@visacentral.com or call 888-665-9956, and be sure to reference Royal  Caribbean account 10026 for reduced service fees.
 

You may also contact your travel agent or local Royal Caribbean International office for further assistance. 
 

It is the responsibility of the guest to identify, obtain and present  necessary visas before the start of their cruise vacation. Requirements  vary based on the guest’s nationality and countries visiting during the  cruise. The following resources may be of assistance to guests in  determining if a visa is required:
Please note the most recent visa requirements for non-United States  guests sailing on an Alaskan itinerary require a Canadian visa to  participate in the cruise. Click here to get more details.
 

CRUISES FROM A NON-UNITED STATES PORT
 

The following requirements are for sailings from a non-United States  port to Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, Dubai/Emirates,  Asia, and Alaska sailings from Vancouver.
 

All travelers, including children, require a valid passport. For your  protection, your passport should have at least 6 months validity from  the end of your cruise expiration. For additional United States passport  information, visit the United States Department of State travel  information website or VisaCentral, a fast and easy solution for all  your U.S. passport needs. VisaCentral can obtain passports in as little  as one day. Visa Central is the passport and visa service that we  recommend, should our guests need passport and visa assistance. You  may contact Visa Central for all your passport needs. Visa Central can  obtain passports in as little as one day. US Residents, please contact  VisaCentral online at www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean, email  rci@visacentral.com or call 800-858-8579, and be sure to reference Royal  Caribbean account 44988 for reduced service fees. Canada residents,  please contact www.visacentral.ca/royalcaribbean, email  rci@visacentral.com or call 888-665-9956, and be sure to reference Royal  Caribbean account 10026 for reduced service fees.
 

United States citizens carrying an official (maroon cover) passport must  also present a valid diplomatic or personal (blue or green cover)  passport.
 

Visas:
 

Some countries that your cruise may visit will require that you obtain a  visa prior to arrival. You are responsible for obtaining any necessary  visas. If you do not hold proper visa documents, you will be denied  boarding without compensation.
 

Questions? U.S. and Canadian citizens can obtain customized visa  information and instructions for all Royal Caribbean cruises through  Visa Central. US Residents, please contact VisaCentral online at  www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call  800-858-8579, and reference Royal Caribbean account 44988 for reduced  service fees. Canada residents, please contact  www.visacentral.ca/royalcaribbean, email rci@visacentral.com or call  8888-665-9956, and reference Royal Caribbean account 10026 for reduced  service fees. at www.visacentral.com/royalcaribbean or call  800-858-8579. Please reference Royal Caribbean account 44988 fro reduced  service fees.
 

The following resources may also be of assistance to guests in determining what type of visa is required:
 

United States citizens can visit the United States Department of State foreign entry requirements website.
Canadian citizens can visit the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website.
 

For information on certain visa requirements, please click here. This  list applies to citizens from the United States and Canada. You may also  contact your travel agent or local Royal Caribbean Office for  assistance in determining what visas will be required for your specific  cruise vacation. 
 

Inoculation/Health:
 

As detailed in our brochure, all guests must ensure that they are  medically and physically fit for travel. The Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide guidelines as to  which vaccinations are required in each country. In many cases  inoculations are recommended, but in some circumstances, they are  required. We recommend that you check with your health care professional  or a Travel Medicine Specialist certified by the WHO for guidance.  Other informational resources can be accessed on the Centers for Disease  Control and Prevention traveler's health website or by calling  toll-free (877) FYI-TRIP and on the World Health Organization website.