Cruise tips for first time cruisers

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General Documentation and Visa Information U.S. Citizens Hawaii Cruises There's no need for a passport when you sail on any Hawaii inter-island cruise. If your ship never sails beyond the islands of Hawaii, all you need is a government-issued photo I.D. which includes a passport or a valid driver's license with a photo. A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 does not require a government-issued photo ID. Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Or Canada & New England Cruises For round-trip sailings (cruises that depart from and return to the same U.S. port), you may sail with either a valid passport, proof of citizenship and a valid government-issued photo I.D. (driver’s license with a photo), or any other WHTI compliant document. Proof of Citizenship examples include: State certified U.S. birth certificateOriginal certificate of U.S. naturalizationOriginal certificate of U.S. citizenship Baptismal paper and hospital certificates of birth are not acceptable. A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 do not require a government-issued photo ID. For open-jaw sailings (cruises that depart from one U.S. port and return to a different U.S. port), you are required to carry: A valid passportU.S. passport cardU.S. or Canadian Enhanced Drivers LicensePermanent residents of the U.S. are required to carry their valid ARC cards for boarding AND passport from their country of citizenship, if available. Note: If you miss your ship at its scheduled U.S. departure port and need to travel outside the U.S. to meet your ship, or should you unexpectedly need to depart the ship from a foreign port prior to the end of sailing, a passport would be required to leave or re-enter the U.S. by air. To that end, NCL strongly recommends all guests to obtain a passport for their voyage on any NCL vessel. Europe and Transatlantic Cruises A valid passport is required and in some cases, a tourist visa is also required for Russia, Turkey and Egypt. See ship-specific information below....

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