Liberty of the Seas – Passport Requirements for Cruises
Guests traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas should be aware of specific Liberty of the Seas passport requirements for cruises. Specifically, all travelers (including US and Canadian citizens) must have a valid passport in order to re-enter a United States port. However, for travelers embarking on a closed-loop cruise (those that begin and end at the same US port) with stops in certain locations (Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas) do have an exception; these travelers can re-enter port without a passport so long as they present one of the following:
- original or certified US birth certificate (with raised seal and signature)
- government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license)
- Consular Report of Born Abroad Certificate
- Certificate or Naturalization
Regardless, it is encouraged that even those on a closed-loop cruise bring a passport in the unlikely event that they miss embarkation from a port of call or need to fly back to the United States due to an illness or other emergency. Having a valid passport will make it much easier to purchase airline tickets and get back to the United States without delays should the sudden need arise.
Those traveling on Liberty of the Seas or other cruise ships may also want to consider taking advantage of a passport expediting service, which can help those who do not currently have a valid passport or visa obtain one before an upcoming travel date in as little as 24 hours.