Passports are recommended for your cruise. Although the U.S. government only requires passports for people traveling by air, we believe that all travelers should carry a passport. It is the safest and most convenient documentation a person can carry. The requirement for cruise passengers to travel with passports is not scheduled for implementation until June 1, 2009, but this date can be moved up as early as January 1, 2008. Passports are valid for ten years for adults and five years for children. Ask us how to obtain a passport application today.