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Pre-Cruise Registration

To get started with your pre-cruise registration, find the cruise line you are sailing with listed below, and click on the appropriate link.

Please follow the instructions and complete your online registration form. Take time to make sure that all of the information is correct, as failure to do so may result in delays in embarkation or denied boarding.

After you have filled out the form, you will be able to print out your travel documents and/or boarding passes.

Please Note: Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or alcohol-related driving offenses) may not be able to enter Canada without first obtaining a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. For further information on entry requirements, travelers may contact the Canadian Embassy at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001, tel. (202) 682-1740.

If you have any questions or problems, or just need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-576-2378


Passport Requirements

 

On June 1, 2009 the U.S. government requires all of our guests to be in possession of a valid passport when sailing on any cruise. Because passport regulations are subject to change, we encourage you to visit www.travel.state.gov for the latest requirements and overseas information before you sail.

 

The following regulations are currently in effect:

AIR TRAVEL – FOR U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIZENS:

For all air travel into the U.S. from Canada or any other international location, you’ll need a valid passport. For air travel to everywhere but North America the passport must be valid for at least 6-months following your trip.

AIR AND CRUISE TRAVEL – FOR ALL CITIZENS OTHER THAN U.S. OR CANADIAN:

All guests must carry a valid passport (valid at least 6 months from the departure date from the U.S.), and if necessary, a multiple entry visa is required for entry into the United States (B-2 Visitors Visa), or a visa waiver. Please be sure to check with the proper agencies and authorities (such as your local immigration office) before you sail because we can’t board you without the proper documents.

CRUISING – FOR U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIZENS;

Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Or Canada & New England Cruises
You will need proof of citizenship and a government-issued photo I.D. or a valid driver’s license with a photo. Proof of Citizenship examples include: an original or state certified copy of a U.S. or Canadian birth certificate, a valid or recently expired passport, certificate of naturalization, certificate of citizenship, or a report of your birth abroad.

 

Best Cruises strongly recommends that all guests travel with a valid passport during their cruise. 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.

 

U.S. Resident Aliens – Require a valid up-to-date Alien Resident Card.

 

Hawaii Cruises
Inter-island Cruising. There’s no need for a passport when you sail on any NCL America inter-island cruise. So if your ship never sails beyond the islands of Hawaii, all you need is a government-issued photo I.D. or a valid driver’s license with a photo.

Fanning Island Itineraries. If your particular cruise calls on Fanning Island in the Republic of Kiribati, you are leaving the United States and a valid passport is required.

 

Europe, South America and Asian Cruises
A valid passport valid for six months from the return date of travel, a tourist visa may also be required.


FOR ALL CRUISE LINE GUESTS:

U.S. regulations pertaining to required travel documents are updated frequently. The information provided here is meant to offer some guidelines for travel, but please note that these details may not be complete. To be sure you have the latest information, check with your agent or the proper authorities (such as your local immigration office) before your cruise to make sure you have the proper documentation. Cruise refunds may not be issued if you’re denied boarding due to lack of proper documents.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL GUEST OBTAIN AND TRAVEL WITH A U.S. PASSPORT