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FAQs :United States Border Security Act
As part of the Border Security Act enacted by the United States Government, all cruise lines are now required to collect additional immigration information for their passengers prior to any cruise to or from the United States.

As of March 1, 2003, the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) is standard for all airlines and cruise reservations.  It is very important for you to provide the cruise line with all of the required information prior to your arriving on embarkation day.  You should also bring your passports or other proof of citizenship with you to the pier.

Passengers who have not submitted their needed information prior to embarkation day can expect very long delays at the pier, as this information will be gathered as part of the embarkation process.  If you do not provide any piece of the required data, you may be denied boarding without a refund.

Information required for ALL PASSENGERS include:
  • Complete Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Residence Address
  • Citizenship

In addition, non-U.S. citizens must provide

  • Passport Number and Country of Passport Issuance
  • Passport Issue Date and Passport Expiry Date
  • Country of Residence
  • Alien Registration Number ( if resident of the United Sates)
  • US Address while visiting the US (if not a resident of the United States)

Passengers who are citizens of a country that require a visa to enter the United States, and are not U.S. or Canadian resident aliens, must also secure a valid U.S. visa and provide the following:

  • U.S. Visa Number
  • Visa Issue Date
  • Place of Visa Issuance

Each cruise line is doing their best to make complying with the US Border Security Act as easy as possible. Please see the list of cruise lines below for a current list of their procedures to make sure you get your immigration information to them prior to arriving at your cruise. Note that some cruise lines handle the submission of pre-cruise information in a different manner. If you do not see your cruise line listed below, please contact your vacation consultant for those procedures.



 
US Border Security Act Procedures by Cruise Line
Azamara Club Cruises
You may complete your registration online at:
https://secure.azamaraclubcruises.com/beforeyourcruise/onlineDocumentation/home.d
Carnival Cruise Line
You may complete your registration online at:
https://secure.carnival.com/BookedGuest/
Celebrity Cruises
You may complete your registration online at:
https://secure.celebritycruises.com/beforeyourcruise/onlineDocumentation/home.do
Costa Cruises
Immigration Forms will arrive with your cruise documents. You may then mail or fax to Costa at the address and fax numbers provided prior to departure. You may also complete your registration online with Costa at:
Click Here

Crystal Cruises
You may complete your registration online at:
https://www.crystalcruises.com/form_immigration.aspx
Cunard Line
Immigration Forms will arrive with your cruise documents.  You must then mail or fax to Cunard Line at the address and fax numbers provided prior to departure. An Adobe Acrobat PDF document of the immigration and registration form is available online. Click below to download and print.  Note, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader:
http://www.cunard.com/Already-Booked/Already-Booked/

Disney Cruise Line
Immigration Forms will arrive with your cruise documents.  You must then mail or fax to Disney at the address and fax numbers provided prior to departure.  Online registration with Disney Cruises is now available here :
https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/planning-center/my-cruise-plans/my-reservations/card/my-online-check-in/

Holland America Line
Immigration Forms will arrive with your cruise documents.  You may then mail or fax to Holland America at the address and fax numbers provided prior to departure. You may also complete your registration online at: http://www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-planning/OnlineCheckIn.action

MSC Cruises
You may complete your passenger declaration form online at:
http://www.msccruisesusa.com/us_en/Already-Booked/WebCheckin.aspx
Norwegian Cruise Line
You may complete your registration online at:
https://www.ncl.com/nclweb/secure/bookedGuestLanding.html
Oceania Cruises
You may complete your registration online at:
Click Here
Princess Cruises
You may complete your registration online with Princess's Cruise Personalizer at:
https://book.princess.com/cruisepersonalizer/index.page

Regent Seven Seas
Immigration Forms will arrive with your cruise documents.  You must then mail or fax to Regent Seven Seas at the address and fax numbers provided prior to departure.
Royal Caribbean International
You may complete your registration online at:
https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/beforeyouboard/boardingDocuments.do
Seabourn Cruise Line
Please complete online registration at the address below :
http://www.seabourn.com/luxury-cruise-vacation-planning/Online-CheckIn.action
SilverSea Cruises
You may complete your registration online at: http://www.silversea.com/my-voyage/
Viking River
You may complete your registration online at: https://www.vikingrivercruises.com/pif/index.aspx.
Windstar Cruises
Immigration Forms will arrive with your cruise documents.  You must then mail or fax to Windstar at the address and fax numbers provided prior to departure.
 
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