Make sure you have proper documentation for embarkation at Port Canaveral
It is incredibly rare however it does happen. We like to think that everyone can arrive here informed. When we say informed, we mean at the very least knowing exactly what to bring. It is important that you bring the proper documentation required to confirm your identity, and of course your tickets or "set sail pass". We are fortunate that out of the hundreds of thousands of passengers we have transported back and forth between Orlando and Port Canaveral only one family was denied their cruise vacation for not having proper documentation. When they tried to begin the embarkation process at the terminal for their ship at Port Canaveral they found out that they needed their passports. A legal identification card such as a drivers license was not sufficient. This was a sad occasion for us too because they arrived rather late (2:10pm) the day of the cruise and we dropped them off in plenty of time to board. If only they had someone at home that could have scanned and faxed copies of their passports they might have made it, but the entire family was here! This writing is just a reminder for all of you to check with your cruise line as to exactly what documents are required and accepted to confirm your identity so you know for sure everyone in your party will be able to go on the cruise!
Passports are Required.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not accept an oral declaration to satisfy the requirements for identity and citizenship documentation. Guests must present the proper travel documentation at embarkation. U.S. citizens traveling on cruises from Port Canaveral will require a valid passport or other recognized WHTI-compliant document. For complete information on the required travel documentation, please visit the U.S. Government website (www.travel.state.gov).
We want you to know exactly what to expect from beginning to end when you visit Central Florida with the intention of arriving at the cruise terminals at Port Canaveral. We know a bunch of planning goes into your entire vacation, from the flights to the transportation, even a night's stay at a hotel near the airport or maybe one in Cocoa Beach for those who arrive in the area a day or two early. Some people like to visit one of the many other great attractions we have in the Orlando area. We can, and want to answer your questions related to travel in this region because we have the experience and the know-how to list many options so you can decide what is best for you. Call us anytime so that we may assist you: 407-470-6008.
Check with your cruise lines so you know exactly what to bring.
- Royal Caribbean Embarkation Info
- Carnival Embarkation Info
- Disney Preparing for your Cruise
- Norwegian Frequently Asked Questions