Getting There

We recommend you consider arriving to the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale area a day or two before the cruise so you can experience all that Miami / Ft. Lauderdale has to offer. Arriving early ensures you won’t miss the ship due to unexpected flight delays, cancellations or weather problems that may arise.

Please note that you must be onboard no later than 3:00 PM EST on March 10th, 2019.

Travel Documentation

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.

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Cruises from a United States port (including Puerto Rico)

CRUISES FROM A UNITED STATES PORT

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 websiteor 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 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 herefor a list of all approved documents.

 

Puerto Rican Citizens:

Birth certificates from Puerto Rico issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not valid forms of proof of citizenship and are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Guests from Puerto Rico either need to present a WHTI-compliant document or a government-issued photo I.D. with a validated birth certificate issued after July 1, 2010.

The Government of Puerto Rico has partnered with document provider VitalChek to provide an expedited method for ordering new birth certificates. To apply through this method please visit:  www.vitalchek.com. Vital Check also offers a bilingual call center available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Processing and shipping fees apply. To apply through this method please call: (866) 842-6765.

Exceptions:

  • 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) ANDan 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.

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  • 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 8888-665-9956, 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 Department of Travel update’s travel document information consistently. Please ensure you go to the links in this document where you will be directed to the appropriate websites for the latest travel document information.

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