A passport is a travel document that serves as the ultimate form of proof for your citizenship. Every country issues passports to citizens of that country. US passports are issued by the United States Department of State. American citizens require passports to exit and enter the US and all other countries in the world.
Currently, only proof of citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate) and a government-issued photo ID is required to cruise to all ports with the exception of Cuba.
The cheapest day to buy airline tickets is now on Sundays rather than Tuesdays. To save even more money, book your flight on a Sunday that's at least three weeks in advance of your trip.
The best time to book a flight for the winter is 62 days in advance, according to this data, while spring flights should be booked 90 days in advance, summer 47 days in advance, and fall 69 days in advance.
The days of the week you fly matter, too, and it matters year-round. For U.S. domestic flights, the cheapest days to fly are usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. For flights to Europe, weekdays tend to be cheaper than weekends.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is ALWAYS recommended, it is your protection in unforeseen situations. Travel Insurance can protect you if you need to cancel your trip, your flights get cancelled, your baggage is lost, if you get injured on your trip and need emergency medical assistance and more. To obtain a quote for travel insurance, please inquire at time of booking.
Is a Passport Required for all Travel?
No, passport requirement depends on the destination. If traveling outside your country, it is used to regain entry into your country of citizenship.
Currently, only proof of citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate) and a government-issued photo ID is required to cruise to most destinations. However, we HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you take a PASSPORT or a US PASSPORT CARD on your cruises. Without a passport, you will not be permitted to fly into or depart some of the places visited by air if necessary, even in case of an emergency.
Passports are good for 10 years for adults and 5 years for children under the age of 18. Please note: passports are required to be valid for 6 months from your return date.