TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

MUST HAVE to BOARD the SHIP :
1. PASSPORT
 - OR -
2. BIRTH Certificate &
 Nonexpired Government issued ID

Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise. Even though a guest has completed registration using Online Check-in, it is still the responsibility of the guest to present the required travel documents at the time of embarkation. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. INCONCERTCRUISES.com assumes no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation. 

The following WHTI-Compliant Documents are acceptable for cruise travel: 

U.S. Passport | Passport Card | State Enhanced Driver's License | Certificate of U.S. Naturalization

Traveling with a Birth Certificate and Photo Identification :

Birth Certification Information 
The following are acceptable: 

  • An original birth certificate issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics 
  • A copy of a birth certificate issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics 
  • A clear, legible copy of a birth certificate that was originally issued by a government agency (state/county/city) or the Department of Health and Vital Statistics. The copy does not need to be notarized or certified. 
  • Birth Certificate Card 
  • A Consular report of Birth Abroad 
  • Internationally adopted children (under the age of 18): If the adoptive parent was not issued a birth certificate, we will accept as proof of citizenship, a Certificate of Citizenship by the U.S. and adoption paperwork. A Certificate of Citizenship is issued by the U.S. once the adoption is finalized. 
  • Guests may obtain a copy of a birth certificate by contacting: The Department of Health and Vital Statistics at: www.vitalchek.com. If the guest has laminated their birth certificate, it is acceptable. 

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. 

 

Photo Identification 
A non-expired government-issued photo I.D. is required of all guests 16 years of age and older. The following are acceptable: 

  • Driver's License 
  • Driver's Permit 
  • School/Student I.D. (acceptable for guests 16/17/18 years of age) 
  • Government-issued identification card (city/state/federal) 
  • Government-issued Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (NEXUS/SENTRI/FAST) - for photo identification use only 

Names on Travel Documentation 
It is important that the guest's full name on the cruise and airline tickets be the same as the guest's non-expired government-issued photo I.D. they plan to use for travel identification. In the event of a different name on the cruise/airline ticket and the guest's photo I.D. as a result of a marriage, divorce or a legal name change, documentation (original or clear, legible copy) supporting this change is required (at embarkation), such as a marriage certificate, marriage license or legal name change court document. Failure to bring documentation bridging the name differences could result in denial of boarding. 

Original Certificate of U.S. Naturalization and a Government-Issued Photo I.D. 
The Certificate of U.S. Naturalization (form N-550 or N-570) is a document issued by the U.S. government (USCIS) as proof of a foreign born person who has obtained U.S. citizenship through naturalization (a legal process of obtaining a new nationality). Photo copies of the original document are unacceptable. 

Unacceptable Forms of Documentation :

  • Copies of any WHTI-Compliant documents 
  • Driver's License as the only proof 
  • A temporary driver's license (paperwork without a photo I.D.) 
  • Voter's Registration Card 
  • Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card (NEXUS/SENTRI/FAST) - may be used for photo identification use only 
  • Baptismal Papers 
  • U.S. Military I.D. and a photo I.D. 
  • A Dependent Military I.D. that is issued to the spouse and children of military personnel is not acceptable 
  • U.S. Military Discharge Papers 
  • No Record of Birth certificate: a certificate issued by the Department of Health and Vital Statistics showing that they have no records on this person 
  • Hospital certificate, hospital-issued birth notice, live record of birth or announcement of birth 
  • Guests may obtain a copy of a birth certificate by contacting: The Department of Health and Vital Statistics at: www.vitalchek.com. If the guest has laminated their birth certificate, it is acceptable. 

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. 

For more information go to https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/category/c/173

What travel identification document is required to board the ship? 
We strongly suggest all US citizens travel with a valid passport. A valid passport will expedite your debarkation process and will be necessary in the event you have to fly home due to an unexpected emergency. For additional information on travel documentation required by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, go to www.travel.state.gov. 

If I don't have a passport will Carnival except my birth certificate? 
Yes,  birth Certificates MUST be from the Department of Vital Statistics and a government-issued photo ID will also be required for all guests ages 16 and over. 

Baptismal and Hospital Certificates are NOT acceptable.