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Cruise Documentation

Here are the basic cruise documents for your upcoming cruise.


Speedy Check-In Process

at the cruise terminal

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US Passport Books

Book vs the Card

We always recommend carrying a passport book while vacationing on a cruise.  This allows you to fly whereas a passport card does not allow you on an international flight. The process takes 6-8 weeks.  Application Fees are $130 + $35 for 16+ which is valid for 10 years.  Acceptance Fee are $100 + $35 for younger than 15 and lasts for 5 years.

TIP: Make a copy of the passport book just in case it gets lost or stolen.

Three Sisters



An Electronic Travel Visa Authorization system allows citizens of the United States to obtain either an electronic visa waiver or an online eVisa to travel to the country of their destination, eliminating the need to apply for a travel document in person.

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Vaccination Card

CDC Issued

For an individual to be considered fully vaccinated, at least 14 days must have passed after the administration of the last dose in their primary vaccine series. Some countries and regions also have a time limit on when the last dose was given or have a booster requirement to be considered fully vaccinated.

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Pre-Cruise Testing

PCR vs Antigen Test

COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated.   These tests must be done with a certified physician who can validate the test.

Once you have the negative result, you will need to bring proof to the airlines or cruise line.

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Health Questionnaire

For Country Entry & Cruise Line

Entry into countries may need health documentation for the government for contact tracing if you do have COVID-19 symptoms.

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Cruise Line Pre-Registration

via App or on Cruise Line's Website

It is important that pre-registration with the cruise line is done at least 7-days prior to embarkation. You will need to have an account with the cruise line to get started.  The online registrations will need your information such as passport book, vaccination card, emergency contact information, credit card for your onboard expense account, and travel plans. 

Once you have finished registering, you will be able to print your cruise boarding pass with a unique barcode, luggage tags, arrival, and departure transfers, and trip insurance (if purchased through the cruise line).

Check each cruise line's websitete
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Airline Pre-Registration

via App or on Airline's Website

While you adding your seat assignments, it is important to get Travel Ready by adding your vaccination card, pre-cruise testing, etc to the flight information.

Check each airline's website