On Line Checking will be available on
September 17, 2023 which is recommended.
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. Guests should check with their travel
agent and/or government authority to determine the travel documents necessary
for each port of call. Any guest without proper documents will not be allowed to
board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Carnival
assumes no responsibility for advising guests of proper travel documentation.
Except where it is a mandatory requirement, Carnival highly recommends that all
guests travel with a passport. The passport must be valid for at least six
months after the last day of the cruise. This will enhance the debarkation
experience as delays may be expected upon return to the United States for those
without one. Additionally, this will enable guests to fly from the United States
to meet their ship at a foreign port should they miss their scheduled port of
embarkation and allow guests who must disembark the ship before their cruise
ends, due to an emergency, to fly back to the United States without significant
delays and complications.
For cruises that begin and end in the same U.S port, the following WHTI-Compliant
Documents are acceptable for cruise travel. These standard forms of
documentation will enable the Department of Homeland Security to identify a
traveler quickly and reliably. If a picture I.D. is not affixed to the WHTI-compliant
document, a picture I.D. is required (a valid, unexpired government-issued photo
I.D. for all guests 16 years of age or older).
State Enhanced Driver's License
Certificate of U.S. Naturalization
Native American Indian Card*
US-born citizens may also use a birth certificate (issued by a government agency
and accompanied by government-issued photo I.D.) for voyages that begin and end
in the same U.S port, calling on WHTI destinations only.
Traveling with a Birth Certificate AND Photo Identification
Birth Certificate Information
The following are acceptable:
An original or 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 (photocopy) 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.
Guests must attend the mandatory safety briefing at the commencement of the
cruise and any subsequent briefing ordered by the ships officer during the
cruise. Additionally, during the course of the cruise, the ships crew will
perform various routine drills and guests are encouraged to participate on a
voluntary basis. Guests shall comply with all onboard health
and safety policies and procedures and shall familiarize themselves with the
nature and character of the ship, as well as, all emergency exits, to assist
with safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.
Guests are encouraged to limit their luggage to a maximum of one bag per person,
if traveling on cruises of 3-5 days duration, and no more than two bags per
person, for cruises of 6 days or longer. Guests must personally carry-on any
boarding documentation (passports, Visas, I.D), valuables, medications and items
which require special handling.
Guests, who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually
check their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck
before access to their stateroom is granted. Checked baggage service is only
available until 2 hours before the ship's published departure time. Guests
arriving after this time will be responsible for taking
their bags on board. Each checked and carry-on suitcase should not weigh more
than 50 pounds each, and when lying flat, bags must not exceed 16 inches high by
24 inches wide (the length of the bag is not a factor). For security screening
purposes, all luggage should be Unlocked. Carry on baggage can be a pack back or
duffel bag type. Also each checked in bag must have the Luggage Tages printed
from your Carnival online account and attached to each checked in bag.
SECURITY SCREENING AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
In order to maintain a safe and secure environment, Carnival prohibits guests
from bringing certain items onboard, i.e., weapons, candles, irons, alcohol, or
other dangerous goods.
According to our policy, Carnival conducts security scanning of all luggage and
if prohibited items are found, they will be removed and disposed of prior to
boarding. Unsealed containers with prohibited liquids will be discarded and no
compensation will be given in either case. For additional information, please
refer to the terms and conditions of your cruise
ticket contract. We suggest all luggage be unlocked before turning over to the
porters in order to avoid any inconvenience or delay in delivering the luggage
to your stateroom.
Should you choose not to unlock your bags and prohibited items are found during
screening, your luggage will be retained until you can open it in front of
LIQUOR & BEVERAGE POLICY
For safety reasons, guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages on
board with the following exception: At the beginning of the cruise during
embarkation day, guests (21years of age and older) may carry on in their hand
luggage, one 750ml bottle of sealed/unopened wine or champagne per person. A $15
USD corkage fee, per 750 ml bottle, will be charged should guests wish to
consume their wine or champagne in the main dining room, specialty restaurant or
bar. A corkage fee is a charge assessed at time of service at a restaurant for
every bottle served that is not bought on the premises. Guests are also
prohibited from bringing water, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages on board
that are packaged in bottles. A small quantity of non-alcoholic beverages (i.e.,
sparkling water, sodas, juice, milk) packaged in cans or cartons may be brought
on board on embarkation day, only if carried on in guests' hand luggage (not in
checked luggage). A small quantity is considered a maximum of 12 sealed,
unopened cans/cartons of 12 ounces each or less per
CREDIT CARD AND DEBIT CARD HOLD
An initial hold will be placed on your credit card or debit card (checking
account) at the beginning of the cruise as a deposit for on board purchases.
Additional holds will occur through the course of the cruise for every onboard
purchase until the total charge is billed at the end of the cruise. This will
reduce the amount of available credit on your credit card or
restrict the availability of cash in your checking account, should you wish to
use the same credit / debit card elsewhere. Any remaining hold after the end of
the cruise will automatically be released by your issuing bank within 72 working
What needs to be done to get on board All guests must complete their Online
Check-in process no later than midnight prior to their sailing date. During
online check-in, you will be asked to select an arrival appointment. This is the
time that everyone in your stateroom should be at the cruise port terminal.
Please arrive promptly within your Arrival Appointment
to reduce your wait time in line.
At check-in, you must present your boarding pass, picture ID and citizenship
documents (including any necessary visas).
Guests who are scheduled to arrive at the terminal before 1:30 PM, usually check
their bags with a porter so they can be free to enjoy lunch on Lido Deck before
access to their stateroom is granted.
Checked baggage service is only available until 2 hours before the ship's
published departure time. Guests arriving after this time will be responsible
for taking their bags on board.
Lunch is served on Lido Deck from boarding until the
commencement of the safety briefing.
Final Boarding: In preparation for departure, all guests must be on board the
ship no later than 60 minutes prior to the published sailing time (printed in
the cruise documents) or they will not be permitted to sail.
On Line Checking will be available on
September 17, 2023 which is recommended.
Guests may consider two options for debarkation day:
Option 1 - Carry Off Option: This allows you to carry your own luggage off the
ship. If you choose the Carry Off option, you do not need to put your luggage
outside of your cabin the last evening of your cruise. Keep all your belongings
with you and on the last morning of the cruise we will begin to call Carry Off
guests by muster station within the first hour after we clear customs. You will
be getting off the ship first. Please know that in addition to carrying off your
own bags, there may be escalators, stairs, and lines to contend with. If you
have oversized luggage or multiple pieces of luggage, you will not qualify for
this program. This option is a great for anyone with an early flight back home.
Option 2 - Checked Luggage Option: This is where we will be calling you to the
gangway based on the zone number you have placed on your luggage. Zone tags will
be available for pick up the last day of the cruise at a designated location
listed on the Debarkation Flyer. You will need to select either early or late
zone numbers according to your desired debarkation time (subject to availabitly).
Guests with early flights home need to register with Guest Services in order to
ensure they are assigned the proper zone number.
Early zone numbers will be called (appoximately) between 8:30am and 9:15am
Late zone numbers will be called (approximately) between 9:15am and 10:15am
For those guests who have signed up for a shore excursion in the home port,
guests sailing on back-to-back cruises, Faster to the Fun guests, guests staying
is suites and Diamond and Platinum guests, you will receive separate debarkation
information delivered by letter to your stateroom the last evening of the
All original Carnival luggage tags need to be removed. Each zone tag needs to be
filled out and attached to every piece of luggage. The tear-off section needs to
be kept as reference. Place your tagged, packed luggage outside of your
stateroom the last night of the cruise between 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Your
luggage will be collected by our staff and placed into a secure area on board
for offloading upon arrival in the morning. Do not pack medicine or other
important documents in your luggage. Ensure you keep out your Sail & Sign Card,
your U.S. Customs Declaration form (if you have exceeded your allowable amount)
and proof of citizenship. Also, make sure you leave out an outfit for the last
day. In the morning, you will be called to the gangway by your zone number,
which is the number that appears on your luggage tags. Your luggage will be
waiting for you in the baggage claim area of the terminal building, separated by
zone number. You must personally locate your luggage and either carry it out or
seek the assistance of a porter. The customary tip is $1 USD per bag.