Travel Protection

You are a valued client and we want to do everything possible to make your trip enjoyable. Because the unexpected can occur - before you leave or when you’re away from home - we recommend the Travel Protection. It offers excellent benefits and combines insurance coverage with non-insurance assistance services. Carnival Cruise Lines offers a Vacation Protection Program at a cost of $95 for Balcony staterooms and $79 for the Interior Staterooms (per person).  Carnival’s plan is not aged based.

For families traveling together who reside at one address, we recommend Travel Protection with Travel Insured as children are free and typically offers a considerable savings for families and provides excellent protection as well.

Travel Insured Vacation Protection

Carnival Cruises Vacation Protection

Travel Documents

U.S. citizens taking a "closed-loop" cruises (sailings that both originate and terminate in the same U.S. port) are not required to have a passport, but will need proof of citizenship such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalization, a passport card, an enhanced driver's license (EDL) as well as a government-issued photo ID. Children are also required to bring proof of citizenship and if 16 and over a photo ID is also required. If a cruise begins and ends in different U.S. ports or begins and ends in a foreign port, a valid passport or other WHTI- compliant document is required. A valid passport is required. For more information, please visit

Fortitude Travel highly recommends all cruise passengers travel with a passport.

Medical Requirements

The Group Organizer warrants that he and those traveling with him are physically and emotionally fit to travel at the time of embarkation. Any Guest with special medical, physical or other needs requiring medical attention or special accommodation during the voyage is requested to contact Carnival's Special Needs Desk at or by calling 305-599-2600 ext 70025, to discuss the details of their special needs. Carnival recommends that any Guest who is not self-sufficient travel with a companion who shall take responsibility for any assistance needed during the voyage and in case of emergency.  Women who are 24 weeks pregnant before end of cruise may not travel on a cruise ship. Infants younger than six months of age are not allowed to travel on a cruise ship.


Guests under the age of 21 must travel with a relative or guardian of 25 years of age or older. Parent or guardian assumes responsibility for any minors they are traveling with and, may not under any circumstances, purchase alcoholic beverages for any guest under the age of 21. Guests 12 and younger: may travel in separate staterooms. However, minors must either be directly across the hall or next door. Minors may not be assigned to a balcony cabin without a relative/guardian. Guests 13 - 17 years of age: can be booked up to 3 staterooms away from their accompanying adult.

Guest Changes

Name changes or additions are allowed at Carnival Cruise Lines discretion. Name changes are subject to cancellation charges and any rate increases. There is a service fee for any correction involving names, and for any changes to departure cities on Air guests, and/or for any changes made on pre or post cruise packages within 60 days of sailing. For such late changes, supplement charges may also apply.