I am making an assumption that Carnival in issuing this e-mail is making sure that all passengers know what is acceptable versus unacceptable proof of citizenship (I have not cruised with Carnival since December of 2006). I did not receive any thing this direct from HAL in Dec 2008 (Carnival sister line and last cruise). I know the information was in the package I received from HAL just not an e-mail. I think it is a great idea. 10-day warning. I think it is very clear.
September 29, 2010
Dear Carnival Guests:
Your FunShip cruise is right around the corner, and while you may not be packing just yet, we thought we'd remind you of what "not to forget". Yes, yes, your dancing shoes and your bathing suit ARE a must, but so is bringing proper proof of citizenship with you! Without your travel documents, you can't check-in or get on this FunShip! So be prepared.
U.S. Citizens, we suggest you bring your passport, but for other acceptable travel documents, see below or visit us at Carnival.com. If you are a Non-U.S. citizen, please consult your travel agent or consulate.
- Passport Card
- Original or suitable (legible) quality copy of a Birth Certificate (Issued by the Department of Vital Statistics)
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)
- Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card, e.g., Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card
- A Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Copies of the following will NOT be allowed:
- U.S. Passports
- Naturalization Papers
Originals, nor copies, of the following will NOT be allowed:
- Baptismal Certificates
- Hospital "Certificate of Birth"
A government-issued photo ID is also required for all guests, including children 16 and over. For more information on WHTI-compliant documents, Click Here.
And while we have you, don't forget to pre-register for your cruise at Carnival.Com/BookedGuests and print your boarding pass.
Thanks for choosing Carnival! We can't wait to welcome you onboard and show you all the fun and exciting activities we have in store for you.
See you soon!
Carnival Cruise Lines