Traveling with minors

TRAVELING WITH MINORS

WOD on the Waves is super excited that you are bringing your family onboard!

To help prepare you for the cruise, let’s verify what travel documentation is required for your family to sail with us.

Minors aged 16-17 who are U.S. citizens can present a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the cruise return date or an original or certified copy of their U.S. birth certificate issued by a government agency (cannot be a copy or hospital certificate) along with a government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license or state identification card).

Minors under the age of 16 who are U.S. citizens can either present an original or notarized or certified copy of his or her birth certificate issued by a government agency, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by DOS, or Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Minors who are not U.S. citizens are required to present a passport that is valid for at least six months after the cruise return date.

Family Legal Documents

  • Parent Traveling with Different Last Name

Should the last names of the parent sailing with their minor child differ, the parent is required to present the child’s valid passport (and visa if required) and U.S. birth certificate (original, notarized copy or certified copy), along with legal documentation bridging the names.

For example, if a parent is remarried and no longer has the same name as the child, he/she would present a copy of her marriage certificate that reflects his/her former name that was the same as the child’s along with her current identification to link the two names.

  • Non-Parent Legal Guardian

Adults who are not the parent of any minor child traveling with them but is a Legal Guardian of the child must present the child’s valid passport (and visa if required) or U.S. birth certificate (original, notarized copy or certified copy) along with a certified Certificate of Guardianship for the child.

  • Designated Travel Guardian

Adults who are neither the parent or legal guardian of any minor child traveling with them are required to present the child’s valid passport (and visa if required) or the child’s U.S. birth certificate (original, notarized copy or certified copy) along with an original notarized letter signed by at least one of the child’s parents authorizing the traveling adult to:

  • take the child on the specific cruise, indicating the name of the ship and sailing date (which for the WOD on the Waves cruise is the Celebrity Infinity sailing April 16-20, 2020)
  • authorize the designated travel guardian to sign legal documentation/waivers for the child’s participation in any activities requiring them
  • supervise the child and permit any medical treatment that must be administered to the child

Two copies of the letter should be obtained – one to be turned in at the time of check-in at the ship’s pier and one to be retained by the adult throughout the cruise.
Our goal to ensure you have as much information as possible regarding what documentation is required for your cruise.
Should you have any questions, please email us at registration@wodonthewaves.com.