Travel Documentation

1. Passport

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the required travel documents. The requirements described below are required by U.S. and foreign governments which are subject to change without notice.

The United States Government requires ALL guests travel with a current Passport “Book” that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date following this cruise. Your Passport “Book” must contain enough blank pages for entry and exit endorsements and any required visas.

Passport “Book” must be VALID through FEBRUARY 1st, 2023.

Even though the U.S. Government offers a Passport “Card”, it is not valid for this cruise itinerary. A current U.S. Passport “Book” is required to travel. It is important to note that the airlines and Holland America Line will deny boarding for guests who do not possess the proper citizenship documentation.

If you are extending your stay following this cruise, you will need to ensure that your Passport “Book” is valid 6 months beyond your scheduled return date.

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire cruise vacation and have them available when necessary. These appropriate, valid travel documents are required for boarding and re-entry into the United States and other countries. Passport “Books” are required for all international air travel to and from the United States. Names on passport and cruise reservation must match.

As a reminder, guests who do not possess the proper documentation will be prevented from boarding their flights and the Westerdam as well as entering a foreign country.

The airlines and cruise lines will not offer refunds to individuals who fail to present proper documentation and are denied boarding.

2. Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for entry into Canada

*Required for all Non-U.S. and Non-Canadian citizens*

Non-U.S. and non-Canadian citizens visiting Canada are required to obtain and present a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). For details, please contact the CR Cruise Department at 855-522-2580. If you are a citizen of a country requiring this visa, the TRV must be obtained in advance. Visa processing times vary by citizenship and may take up to 120 days to process. Please be aware that Canada’s Temporary Resident Visa must be obtained regardless of whether you choose to remain onboard or go ashore. If boarding is denied due to the TRV visa, no refund will be issued for any related cruise and travel costs.


3. Restricted entrance into Canada due to a Felony or DUI conviction

Canada reserves the right to restrict or deny entrance for any traveler with a Felony or DUI conviction by a U.S. court on their record. If this situation applies, it is the sole responsibility of the traveler to verify their admissibility into Canada. If entrance into Canada is denied, no refund will be issued for any related cruise and travel costs.