Passports & Documents


We recommend traveling with passport, valid for at least six months after your dates of travel.  For domestic small ship cruises, that take place entirely within the United States, a drivers license or valid government issued ID is required.  Plan to use the same ID you use on your airplane flight.  Ships are required to keep manifests and traveler names must match their identification upon boarding.  Please check with an embassy for entry requirements for citizens of other countries. 

Passport Renewal

Passports can take 3 or more months to be renewed. Check your passport or ID at the time of booking and if it us set to expire, begin the renewal process right away.

US Department of State

US Department of StateMost US travelers renew their passports at their local post office or through the US State Department. Apply for a passport, renew by mail, replace a lost or stolen passport, or update your US passport information.

Passports & Visas

Passports & VisasLooking for a passport in as little as 24 hours? Or do you need assistance with a visa?  Try our partners at Passports & Visas. Passports and assists travelers obtain US Passports and travel visas in a hurry.  They understand the anxiety and frustration that can be associated with trying to make a last minute trip.


We will send travelers a final packet approximately two weeks prior to departure.  This will include a final itinerary with local contact information, arrival information, final reminders, and a final invoice. With few exceptions tickets or travel documents are not required for our trips.  Detailed arrival instructions will be included in your final packet. 

Be sure to keep passports (or other identification), plane tickets and other travel documents on your person on in carry on bags.  Never pack these in your checked luggage.  Some travelers will make a copy of important documents to pack in their checked luggage.