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First things first, make sure you have your travel docs in order, including government issued photo ID, passports, visas and other mandatory documents required to travel. We strongly recommend that you bring a valid passport if your itinerary visits a non-U.S. port. A passport is required for all international travel.

For round-trip sailings (cruises that depart from and return to the same U.S. port), you may sail with either a valid passport, proof of citizenship and a valid government-issued photo I.D. (driver’s license with a photo), or any other WHTI compliant document.

Proof of Citizenship examples include:

      • State certified U.S. birth certificate
      • Original certificate of U.S. naturalization
      • Original certificate of U.S. citizenship

*Baptismal paper, hospital certificates of birth and Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/10 are not acceptable.

For open-jaw sailings (cruises that depart from one U.S. port and return to a different U.S. port), you are required to carry:

      • A valid passport
      • U.S. passport card
      • U.S. or Canadian Enhanced Drivers License
      • Permanent residents of the U.S. are required to carry their valid ARC cards for boarding AND passport from their country of citizenship, if available.

Note: 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. To that end, Norwegian Cruise Line strongly recommends all guests obtain a passport for their voyage on any Norwegian Cruise Line vessel.

Documentation Resources

To obtain an original or state certified copy of a birth certificate, you can contact your hospital of birth or the Vital Statistics Department of the County where you were born.

For more information on obtaining a passport, please visit: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html, or Zierer Visa Service at http://www.zvs.com

Every state issues identification cards, usually from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. As an example, to obtain a Florida identification card you could visit: http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/ to find out more information.

Visa Restrictions

Bermuda immigration regulations state that certain individuals require a visa to visit the country.  Please check the following web site for a listing of restricted nationalities to determine if a visitor visa is necessary: http://www.gov.bm/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=214&mode=2&in_hi_useri..Subsequently, passengers belonging to nationalities that require a visa will be denied boarding if they do not possess one.

NOTE:  Guests who require a visa for travel to Bermuda who have the right to reside in the U.S. (ARC holders) or Canada (Landed Immigrant status) who possess proof of such status AND have a passport that is valid for at least six months after the last day of the cruise, will not require the Bermuda entry visa.

Please check the following web site for a listing of restricted nationalities to determine if a visitor visa is necessary:http://www.bermuda.com/travelcenter/immigration_regulations.php. Subsequently, passengers belonging to nationalities that require a visa will be denied boarding if they do not possess one.