Passports and Visas
For international cruises (to destinations such as the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore); all guests must have a passport that is valid for 6 months after the date of the cruise return.
For domestic cruises; Australian residents must provide Government issued photo I.D or a Passport. Children must also have a Government issued ID or Passport. A current Medicare card can also be used for passengers under the age of 18. Please ensure that you bring this form of ID to check-in on the day of your cruise. International guests on a domestic cruise must have a passport that is valid for 6 months after the date of the cruise return.
Legal Guardians: Adults who are not the parents or legal guardians of any minor child (aged 17 years or under) who are travelling with them will be required to present the child’s valid passport (and applicable visas) - for International cruises and for Domestic cruises, the child’s birth certificate or certified copy. NB On a domestic cruise, the child will not be permitted to board with just a medicare card as ID, if the travelling adult is not named on that medicare card.
They will also need to bring an original letter signed by one of the parents or legal guardians, authorising the minor to travel on that specific cruise. This letter must state the travelling adult’s name, and that they are authorised to travel with this particular minor on this particular cruise and date. This letter must authorise them to supervise the child, sign applicable waivers and permit any medical treatment that must be administered to the child. If such evidence is not produced the minor will not be allowed to travel.
Travelling to America?
Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, or ESTA, is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. ESTA applications may be submitted any time prior to travel. However, it is recommended travellers apply when they begin preparing travel plans. Please visit the website to see if you require a ESTA https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/.
If you’re pregnant, first make sure you’re not going to enter your 3rd trimester* at any point during the cruise. If so, you will not be permitted to travel.
*24th week estimated fetal gestation age and beyond: check with your doctor if you’re not sure.
Guests who are pregnant during their cruise are required to have a doctor fill out the below form.
Pregnancy Certification Form - Click here
This form must be completed 14 days prior to sailing and submitted to:
Carnival Cruise Lines
Guest Access Support
3655 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
or by fax to +1.305.406.6303
(please hand carry original document.)
If this is not completed, the guest will be denied boarding. This policy will go into effect on 1 Jan 2016 for Australia. As of 1 Jan 2016, Carnival will no longer accept doctor’s notes (only this form) and if not submitted 2 weeks in advance, guests will be denied boarding.