We want you to be aware of important new information requirements that have
been imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prior to
sailing time. All cruise lines will be required to provide specific guest
information to the DHS prior to sailing time. Given the volume of guests
that each Cruise Line carries, it is imperative that this information be
collected in advance to prevent any additional delays in the embarkation
For your convenience we have added links to your cruise line that will take
you directly to their web site where you can pre-register. Fill out this
information after paying your deposit so your documentation will reflect your information.
Please print your documents and take them with you to your cruise. You will
need your booking number (also confirmation number), name of ship, and sail
date. This information may be found on your invoice from Cruise Capers
Travel. Please let us know if you need any help with this.
Carnival Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Holland America Line
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
U.S. Immigration determines the correct documents which guests must
have in their possession in order to travel. Proper travel documentation
is required throughout the cruise and is the responsibility of the guest.
Any guest traveling without proper documentation
will not be allowed to board the vessel, and no refund of cruise fare
will be issued. Documents must be presented at time of embarkation.
Please note: The names and dates of birth must match the name on
your proof of citizenship – no nicknames. Maiden names are not needed
but we will need your first full name. (Your driver's license will
verify first name and date of birth.) Failure to provide correct names
and spelling will be penalized $50.00 by the cruise line.
Do I need a passport?
How do I get a passport or birth certificate?
You may apply for a passport at your local post office.
Many cities also have local passport offices. To acquire a copy of
your birth certificate, you would need to contact the city hall from
your place of birth. Please keep in mind that your birth certificate
should be an original with a raised seal. There are costs associated
with acquiring either of these documents. For further information, we
have found the following website to be helpful:
My passport has my middle name printed on it. Do I need to have my middle name on my tickets?
If airfare is involved, your tickets must match your passport, which will
have your middle name on it. This is not a requirement for cruises yet.
I'm a married U.S. citizen. My birth certificate lists my maiden name, but my license reflects my married name. What should I do?
You may either obtain a passport to reflect your married
name or you may carry a copy of your marriage certificate in addition
to your original birth certificate with raised seal and government-issued
photo ID. Please be advised that Proof of Citizenship requirements vary
by destination, and in some cases, an original birth certificate and ID
are not sufficient.
I am planning my honeymoon. Since I'll be newly married at the time of travel, should I use my married name or my maiden name when making a reservation?
Depending on whether or not you can obtain a copy of your
marriage certificate prior to departure, you may do one of two things:
You may reserve your vacation in your maiden name and carry Proof of
Citizenship that reflects your maiden name.
You may reserve your
vacation in your married name and carry Proof of Citizenship that
reflects your married name. Please note that if you carry several
types of identification reflecting your married and maiden names, it
is suggested that you also carry a copy of your marriage certificate
to document your name change.
Does the middle name on my Passport have to match the middle name on my tickets?
What is Travel Registration?
Travel registration is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who
are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. Registration allows you to record
information about your upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to
assist you in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine
information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
The Department of State also recommends travelers register their travel so that they
can receive the Embassy's most recent security and safety updates. By registering, it
allows the State Department to contact the Insured in the event of an emergency at home
or abroad. The link to register is: