Passports are required for air travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Bermuda. This will impact all guests traveling by air to embark or debark in Vancouver for our Alaska or Hawaii cruises; and our Canadian guests that travel by air to or from any of our U.S. embarkation ports. This will also enable guests to fly from the U.S. to meet their ship at the first port should they miss their scheduled embarkation and allow guests that must debark the ship before their cruise ends to fly back to the U.S. without significant delays.
Flying to Mexico–-fill out your Mexico tourist card in advance so you do not have to do it on the plane. https://www.cancunairport.com/tourist-card.html
If you are visiting Mexico you need a Tourist Card which is an Entry Immigration Form that details information about your visit to Mexico. The Tourist Card is per person regardless of age and how long you will stay in Mexico. The information you provide in the Tourist Card is kept by the Mexican Immigration Authority as an official record of your visit to Mexico.
There are two (2) parts of the Immigration Form, the Entry Form & the Exit Form. We will email you both forms already completed with the proper information and when you arrive in Mexico you will immediately proceed to the immigration booth at the airport where the immigration officer will keep the ENTRY Part of your form and he/she will stamp the Exit Part of the form which you will keep while in Mexico. When you are checking in for your flight back home, you will present the Exit Part of your form along with your passport.
U.S. citizens traveling on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port must show as passport or as an alternative, proof of citizenship (such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate with raised seal) and a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license). Effective June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens traveling on cruises that begin and end in different U.S. ports, or begin or end in a foreign port, must have a passport or other recognized document. For a complete list of accepted documents, see www.travel.state.gov. The best answer to your passport needs is simply — get a passport. If you were on a “closed loop” cruise (cruises beginning and ending at the same US port) without a passport and had an emergency that required your return to the US by air-you would NOT be allowed to enter the US without a passport.-get a passport.
U.S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien Resident Card. Canadian citizens must present a valid passport. Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable.
THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO OBTAIN A PASSPORT.
1) Call your post office and determine if they offer passport service. Many do and will provide all of your needs at one stop, including photo, and will provide you an appointment.
2) Contact your local Clerk of Court (in Florida) You will have to take with you two checks, one for the Clerk of Court and the other for the Federal Govt. Most Clerk of Court offices now offer full service. Manatee County Clerk of Court is one of them. They will provide all of your needs in one stop, including photo.
U. S. Government Information
U.S. Citizens: A passport is required by all travelers for any air travel outside of the US. For cruise passengers there are different requirements depending upon the type of cruise and the destination.
U. S. Government Passport and Travel information is available at: http://travel.state.gov/
Non U.S. Citizens (Except Canadians): Valid passports and visas (when needed)