Atravco strongly recommends all of
our guests travel with a valid passport.
However, as of June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens
embarking on a cruise that both originates and
terminates at the same U.S. port are not
required to have a passport, but will need proof
of citizenship such as an original or certified
copy of a birth certificate, a certificate of
naturalization, a passport card, an enhanced
driverís license (EDL) as well as a
government-issued photo ID. Children are also
required to bring proof of citizenship, and if
16 and over, a photo ID is also required.
U.S. citizens calling on ports in Honduras,
Panama, Costa Rica and Belize will also be
exempt from the passport requirement.
Canadian and Bermudian citizens are required to
have a passport for air, land and sea travel,
including all cruises.
If a cruise begins and ends in different U.S.
ports, or begins and ends in a foreign port
(such as our Alaska cruises and Hawaii cruises)
a valid passport or other recognized WHTI-compliant
document is required. A valid passport is
required if you are traveling on any of our
Although a passport is not required for U.S.
citizens taking cruises that both originate and
terminate at the same U.S. port, we, again,
strongly recommend all guests travel with a
passport (valid for at least six months beyond
completion of travel). Having a passport will
enable guests to fly from the U.S. to a foreign
port in the event they miss their scheduled
embarkation or to fly back to the U.S. if they
need to disembark the ship mid-cruise due to an
ALL guests need proper proof of citizenship
in order to travel and failure to present a
valid document at check in will result in denied
boarding and no refund will be issued.
For more information, a complete list of WHTI-compliant
documents or to obtain a passport application,
U.S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien
Resident Card, Non-U.S. citizens need a valid
passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple
Re-entry Visa, if applicable.
Passports are required for air travel to or from
Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the
Caribbean, The Bahamas and Bermuda. This will
impact all guests traveling by air to embark or
debark in Vancouver for our Alaska or Hawaii
cruises; and our Canadian guests that travel by
air to or from any of our U.S. embarkation
ports. This will also enable guests to fly from
the U.S. to meet their ship at the first port
should they miss their scheduled embarkation and
allow guests that must debark the ship before
their cruise ends to fly back to the U.S.
without significant delays and complications.
Guest names on travel documents (passport,
Alien Resident Card, birth certificate, etc.)
must be identical to those on the cruise and
airline tickets. Otherwise, proof of name change
(e.g., a marriage license) or a valid driver's
license (or other government-issued photo ID)
must be presented.
On occasion, non-U.S. citizens and U.S. Alien
Residents may be asked to surrender their
passport and/or Alien Resident Card at time of
embarkation. These documents will be returned
upon completion of the Immigration inspection at
the time of debarkation. Non-U.S. citizens that
are eligible to apply for admission under the
Visa Waiver Pilot Program, must still have a
valid unexpired passport. U.S. State Department
regulations require all guests traveling from
visa-waiver countries be in possession of a
machine-readable passport that includes a
biometric identifier - e.g., embedded digital
photograph. Otherwise, guests will be required
to obtain a U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa. Guests
without proper identification may be refused
boarding or entry into the United States.
For Europe and Transatlantic cruises, U.S.
citizens must have a valid passport. Alien
Residents and all other non-U.S. citizens are
advised to check with their travel agent or
appropriate government authority to determine
the necessary documents. Certain foreign
nationals will be required to obtain a Schengen
Visa and/or Croatian Visa.
For sailings to Canadian ports of call, certain
foreign nationals must obtain a Canadian visa in
addition to the U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa.
Non-U.S. citizens must contact the appropriate
consulates, U.S. Embassy and U.S. Immigration
office to inquire about necessary travel
For sailings to Bermuda, U.S. Alien Residents
must present their valid Alien Resident Card in
addition to their passport or birth certificate
from country of origin. These documents will be
returned upon completion of the Immigration
To debark for more than 24 hours in Mexico,
guests must have obtained a Mexican Tourist Card
from either a travel agent or a Mexican
consulate prior to their departure.
When traveling with a minor and both
parents/legal guardians are not cruising, we
strongly recommend bringing an original signed
letter from the absent parent/legal guardian
authorizing the minor to travel with you. This
will expedite processing by the Department of
Homeland Security. Please note that a notarized
letter to this effect is required if debarking
with children in Mexico.