What proof of citizenship do I need to bring?

In order to board the ship, all guests are required to provide proper travel documentation. Guests unable to provide proof of citizenship will not be permitted to sail.

Sixthman highly recommends all guests travel with a passport (valid for at least six months beyond completion of travel). Although a passport is not required for U.S. citizens taking cruises that begin & end in the same U.S. port, travelling with a passport enhances your disembarkation experience, as delays may be expected upon your return to the U.S. if you do not have one. Additionally, passports make it easier for you to fly from the U.S. to a foreign port should you miss your scheduled port of embarkation, or need to fly back to the U.S. for emergency reasons.

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) allows U.S. citizens (including children) sailing on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port to travel with one of the following WHTI compliant document:

  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Original or suitable quality copy of a State Issued Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Passport Card
  • Enhanced Driver's License (EDL)
  • Trusted Traveler Program Membership Card, e.g., Nexus Card, Sentri Card or Fast Card


A government-issued photo ID is also required for all guests, including children 16 and over. For more information, a complete list of WHTI-compliant documents or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov.

For more information or to obtain a passport application, visit www.travel.state.gov.

If you are not a US Citizen, please call US Immigrations at 1-800-375-5283 to be sure your identification will be satisfactory.

Please note that the name on your ticket (First and Last Names, Middle names are not required) must match the name on your passport or you will need to provide an original copy of proof of change of name (marriage license, etc).

These are recommendations based on the current U.S. government policy. (This information could be updated without notice.)