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Do you want to take a cruise but you don’t have a passport? - English

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Do you want to make sure you have all of your travel documents ready to go? Or just  your passport has been in the bottom of your nightstand drawer taking dust for the last three years and is also expired. 

Don’t worry, you can take a cruise without a passport. Here is what you need to know. 

For the article  “ 8 Cruise Destinations That Don’t Require a Passport '' write by By Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure Magazine she said:

 “You can cruise to quite a few destinations without a passport, as long as you have proof of citizenship and a government-issued photo ID. A variety of documents are accepted as proof of citizenship, including a state-certified U.S. birth certificate. A complete list is provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and their recent publication also explains the requirements for taking a cruise without a passport. Note that enhanced driver’s licenses are issued in very few states at this time, so it’s important not to assume that yours qualifies as identification and proof of citizenship.”

One very important part is that the  cruises must need to be “closed-loop,” meaning that they begin and end at the same U.S. port. Keep in mind that a one-way cruise that boards in a U.S. port and disembarks in a different U.S. port does not qualify. 

Also be aware that some countries on your itinerary may require a passport. Just reach out to your cruise line or travel agent and they will provide details about the countries that require it.

Ready to go !

Come with us in this cruise leaving from Cape Liberty, NJ.

Royal Caribbean: Liberty of the Seas

9 Night Eastern Caribbean (May 9 - May 18, 2024)

Departure: Cape Liberty, NJ


Cape Liberty, NJ - At Sea- King Wharf, Bermuda - At Sea - Philisburg, St. Maarten - San Juan, PR - Labadee, Haiti - At Sea (2) - Cape Liberty, NJ.

Available Rooms:

(Price is for Double Occupancy and include taxes, fees and port expenses)

  • Oceanview Balcony $2,650.60

  • Oceanview $2,050.60

  • Interior $1,870.60

Deposit of $200 require at time of booking.

Final payment due on January 26, 2024

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