Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "P - Z" > Royal Caribbean International
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


 

Notices

Royal Caribbean International
NEW! Find Your ROYAL CARIBBEAN Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 7th, 2012, 10:50 AM
CruisingGalPunch's Avatar
CruisingGalPunch CruisingGalPunch is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA - Georgia
Posts: 22
Default What documentation needed to take great nephews on cruise?

I am planning to take my great nephews (ages 8 and 10) on a 3 day RCI cruise at end of school year. I know that I will need some type of documentation from my nieces to do this. One niece has remarried, so different last names. The other niece has full custody. Any help with what type permission/documentation I will need will be greatly appreciated. I am a true follower of cruise critic, (don't log in often, but read board almost every day) and I know the answer is out there.
__________________
Future Cruises:
NCL Jade - Western Mediterranean 3/1/14
Oasis of the Seas - Transatlantic Crossing 9/2014
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Past Cruises:
Celebrity Galaxy - Alaska, w/friends & family 6/16/2000
Carnival Fantasy - Bahamas, w/friends & family, 9/6/2001
Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas w/family 6/13/2002
Enchantment of the Seas - Cosumel w/ family 6/5/2003
Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas, 8/29/2003
Explorer of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean, 10/3/2004
Brilliance of the Seas - Panama Canal 4/8/2005
Voyager of the Seas - Bermuda, 10/2/2005,
Voyager of the Seas - Mediterranean, w/ friends, 6/10/2006
Voyager of the Seas - Transatlantic, 4/21/2007(Diamond)
Carnival Sensation - Cosumel, w/ family 9/9/2007
Brilliance of the Seas- Transatlantic, w/friends 4/14/2008
Carnival Liberty - Western Caribbean, w/ family, 9/6/2008
Carnival Sensation - Bahamas, 11/27/2008
Independence of the Seas -transatlantic, w/ friends, 4/12/2009
Monarach of the Seas - Bahamas, 11/23/2009
Jewel of the Seas - Baltic & Russia, w/ friends, 5/19/2010
Monarch of the Seas - 12/3/2010, 12/17/2010 & 12/31/2010 ( Diamond Plus)
Allure of the Seas - 9/11-25/2011 [Back to Back]
Carnival Sensation - 11/24/2011 [Thanksgiving]
Monarch of the Seas - 12/30/2011 [New Years]
Freedom of the Seas - 3/4/2012 Western Carribean
Monarch of the Seas- 06/04/2012 Bahamas-Nieces& Nephews
Monarch of the Seas-6/17/12 Bahamas
Navigator of the Seas -11/17/2012 Thanksgiving
Monarch of the Seas - 12/31/2012 [New Years]
Liberty of the Seas - Transatlantc, w/family 4/8/2013
Freedom of the Seas -Eastern Carribean, nieces & nephews 6/2/2013
Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean B2B, 11/23 &28/2013
Enchantment of the Seas - Bahamas, New Years, with family 12/30/2013
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old January 7th, 2012, 10:55 AM
uksimonusa's Avatar
uksimonusa uksimonusa is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melbourne Fl, Originally Cambridgeshire UK
Posts: 6,160
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CruisingGalPunch View Post
I am planning to take my great nephews (ages 8 and 10) on a 3 day RCI cruise at end of school year. I know that I will need some type of documentation from my nieces to do this. One niece has remarried, so different last names. The other niece has full custody. Any help with what type permission/documentation I will need will be greatly appreciated. I am a true follower of cruise critic, (don't log in often, but read board almost every day) and I know the answer is out there.

You will need their proof of citizenship and a notorized letter from at least one parent, I normally get one from both, giving you permission to take them on the cruise, to authorize medical care, and to sign waivers for any activities. It should specify the name of the ship, itinery, sailing dates etc, and state the relationship of the person signing the letter to the minors
__________________
2001
Sovereign 5/01
2002
Majesty 03/02 Majesty 07/02 Majesty 09/02
2003
Sovereign 06/03
2004
Sovereign 03/04 Sovereign 07/04
2005
Mariner 05/05 Sovereign 07/05 Grandeur 12/05
2006
Sovereign 03/06 Navigator 05/06 Freedom 09/06 Majesty 10/06
Mariner 12/06
2007
Sovereign 03/07 Adventure 05/07 Adventure 0707
2008
Freedom 04/08 Navigator 07/08 Sovereign 10/08
2009
Monarch 02/09 Independence 04/09 Liberty 07/09
Oasis 12/09 Freedom 12/09
2010
Freedom 03/10 Freedom 04/10 Freedom 07/10
Monarch 09/10 Voyager 10/10 Monarch 12/10
2011
Allure of the Seas 03/11 Freedom 07/11 Freedom 07/11 Liberty 12/11
2012
Explorer 9 night 07/12 I Independence 12/12
2013
Oasis 09/13
2014
Freedom 06/14 Vision 09/16
2015
Allure 03/15








216 Wonderful Nights at sea on Royal Caribbean International
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old January 7th, 2012, 10:56 AM
CaptData's Avatar
CaptData CaptData is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: MB, Canada
Posts: 10,798
Default

You will need to go to a Notery person. You will require the permission of both parents in the one case and the other will just require the one. You must have the full itinery with you so they can include where you are going and when. If you are flying you will need that too. You also need to have medical permission. There are forms available that will aid you with this. I suggest that everyone get passport now so that it is easier for identification (last names).
__________________



Eclipse Jan 26 -23 Feb 2013
Allure B2B 12 & 19 Feb 2012
Allure 5 Dec 2010 http://travel.webshots.com/album/579321903lVFsSR
Norwegian Epic 21 & 28 Aug 2110
Oasis of the Seas 1 & 5 Dec 2009 (Inagural)
Constallation 2-13 Feb 2009
Radiance 26 Sep - 11 Oct 08
Voyager B2B 20 & 27 Jan 2008
Freedom of the Seas 15-22 Oct 06
Summit Hawaii 15-29 Jan 06 Hawaii pics http://community.webshots.com/user/C...n=publicAlbums .
Maasdam Southern Carb 6-17 Feb 05
Navigator of the Seas Western Crib 08/03
Dawn Princess - Eastern Carb 01/03
Dawn Princess Panamal Canal 11/02
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old January 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM
uksimonusa's Avatar
uksimonusa uksimonusa is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melbourne Fl, Originally Cambridgeshire UK
Posts: 6,160
Default

This is what I use

To Whom It May Concern:

I, -----------, Father, do hereby give permission for -----------------, to take my daughter, whose date of birth is -------------------, on a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Monarch of the Seas. The cruise departs Port Canaveral Florida on ------------------ and returns to Port Canaveral on ----------------.

The cruise is scheduled to visit, Coco Cay, Bahamas and Nassau Bahamas, but I understand and agree that the cruise line may make changes to the itinerary as needed.

I further give permission for-------------------- to sign any waivers that may be needed for ------------------------ to utilize any shipboard or shore activities and for them to authorize any medical treatment that -------------------------may require while in their care





_________________________
--------------------




STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BREVARD



Sworn to and subscribed before me this _____ day of _____, 2010, by


_______________________________________







Who is Personally Known ______ OR Produced Identification _______



Type of Identification Produced__________________________________________ _____



__________________________


Signature of Notary Public
__________________
2001
Sovereign 5/01
2002
Majesty 03/02 Majesty 07/02 Majesty 09/02
2003
Sovereign 06/03
2004
Sovereign 03/04 Sovereign 07/04
2005
Mariner 05/05 Sovereign 07/05 Grandeur 12/05
2006
Sovereign 03/06 Navigator 05/06 Freedom 09/06 Majesty 10/06
Mariner 12/06
2007
Sovereign 03/07 Adventure 05/07 Adventure 0707
2008
Freedom 04/08 Navigator 07/08 Sovereign 10/08
2009
Monarch 02/09 Independence 04/09 Liberty 07/09
Oasis 12/09 Freedom 12/09
2010
Freedom 03/10 Freedom 04/10 Freedom 07/10
Monarch 09/10 Voyager 10/10 Monarch 12/10
2011
Allure of the Seas 03/11 Freedom 07/11 Freedom 07/11 Liberty 12/11
2012
Explorer 9 night 07/12 I Independence 12/12
2013
Oasis 09/13
2014
Freedom 06/14 Vision 09/16
2015
Allure 03/15








216 Wonderful Nights at sea on Royal Caribbean International
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old January 7th, 2012, 12:00 PM
CruisingGalPunch's Avatar
CruisingGalPunch CruisingGalPunch is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA - Georgia
Posts: 22
Default

Thank you for the info, especially the notary form. I can now let the planning begin. Neither boy has ever been on a cruise and when I brought up the subject at Christmas, they were both giddy with excitement.
__________________
Future Cruises:
NCL Jade - Western Mediterranean 3/1/14
Oasis of the Seas - Transatlantic Crossing 9/2014
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Past Cruises:
Celebrity Galaxy - Alaska, w/friends & family 6/16/2000
Carnival Fantasy - Bahamas, w/friends & family, 9/6/2001
Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas w/family 6/13/2002
Enchantment of the Seas - Cosumel w/ family 6/5/2003
Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas, 8/29/2003
Explorer of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean, 10/3/2004
Brilliance of the Seas - Panama Canal 4/8/2005
Voyager of the Seas - Bermuda, 10/2/2005,
Voyager of the Seas - Mediterranean, w/ friends, 6/10/2006
Voyager of the Seas - Transatlantic, 4/21/2007(Diamond)
Carnival Sensation - Cosumel, w/ family 9/9/2007
Brilliance of the Seas- Transatlantic, w/friends 4/14/2008
Carnival Liberty - Western Caribbean, w/ family, 9/6/2008
Carnival Sensation - Bahamas, 11/27/2008
Independence of the Seas -transatlantic, w/ friends, 4/12/2009
Monarach of the Seas - Bahamas, 11/23/2009
Jewel of the Seas - Baltic & Russia, w/ friends, 5/19/2010
Monarch of the Seas - 12/3/2010, 12/17/2010 & 12/31/2010 ( Diamond Plus)
Allure of the Seas - 9/11-25/2011 [Back to Back]
Carnival Sensation - 11/24/2011 [Thanksgiving]
Monarch of the Seas - 12/30/2011 [New Years]
Freedom of the Seas - 3/4/2012 Western Carribean
Monarch of the Seas- 06/04/2012 Bahamas-Nieces& Nephews
Monarch of the Seas-6/17/12 Bahamas
Navigator of the Seas -11/17/2012 Thanksgiving
Monarch of the Seas - 12/31/2012 [New Years]
Liberty of the Seas - Transatlantc, w/family 4/8/2013
Freedom of the Seas -Eastern Carribean, nieces & nephews 6/2/2013
Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean B2B, 11/23 &28/2013
Enchantment of the Seas - Bahamas, New Years, with family 12/30/2013
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old January 7th, 2012, 12:10 PM
cruisenfever's Avatar
cruisenfever cruisenfever is offline
40,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 40,069
Default

You might find this recent thread helpful Important Note concerning traveling with non-immediate family minors
__________________
Patti (& Jim)


Pinnacle Club

"Successful People Keep Moving On. They Make Mistakes, But They Don't Quit!"
Conrad Hilton

Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old January 7th, 2012, 01:18 PM
parddr's Avatar
parddr parddr is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Easton,Maryland
Posts: 291
Default

We are going thru same thing right now. This is what RCL sent to me for us taking our nephew in March.

Adults who are not the parent or legal guardian of any minor child traveling with them must bring an original notarized letter signed by at least one of the child's parents. This notarized letter must authorize these adults to 1) take the child on the specific cruise vacation, 2) sign legal documentation/waivers allowing the child to participate in any activities requiring them (i.e. rock climbing, Flowrider®, bungee trampoline, inline skating or ice skating) and 3) supervise the child and permit any medical treatment that may need to be administered to the child. If a non-parent adult is a legal guardian, the adult must present a certified certificate of guardianship with respect to the child.

Additionally, traveling adults are required to present either the child's valid passport and necessary visas or the child's birth certificate (the original, a notarized copy or a certified copy). For minors 16 and 17 years of age on a United States closed-loop sailing, a form of photo identification issued by a government agency, such as a public school identification card or a driver's license, will also be required along with the birth certificate. Kindly note, it is the guests’ responsibility to identify and to obtain the necessary travel documentation before commencing their cruise vacation. As documentation requirements are subject to change, please refer to the “Before You Board” section of our website (www.royalcaribbean.com) for the most current documentation information.
__________________
SAILED
CARNIVAL - Liberty - 4-13
RCCL - Serenade of the Seas - 3-12
RCCL - Oasis of the Seas - 11-10
RCCL - Liberty of the Seas - 9-09
RCCL - Freedom of the Seas - 6-08
HAL - Maasdam - 12-07
NCL - Pride of Hawaii - 8-06
CELEBRITY - Galaxy - 8-04
CARNIVAL - Inspiration - 8-96
NCL - SS Norway - 10-92
NCL - SS Norway - 11-92


CAN'T WAIT FOR
NCL - Pride of Hawaii - 1-25-14
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old January 7th, 2012, 03:49 PM
BeeSkip BeeSkip is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 161
Default

You also have to be VERY specific with activities when you compose your letter to be notarized...


1. Permission to ice skate, climb rock wall, participate in youth/teen activities, accompany you ( Name)for any shore excursions, ride zip line ( Oasis, Allure), FLowrider...all of these..
Sometimes you can "pre-register" online for these activities but you still need the notary if anyone questions that you have guardianship during the cruise.

2. Also be sure to add that you are responsible for any medical intervention if needed...

3. Of course, ..passport/BC...

4. Permission to fly ( add exact flights, and departure/arrival airports)


I have taken my son's very good friend with us on several cruises...Not a family member..but the notarized letter must be signed by the parent of the minor...We have never had a problem..

Hope this helps..

Bee
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old January 7th, 2012, 04:09 PM
uksimonusa's Avatar
uksimonusa uksimonusa is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Melbourne Fl, Originally Cambridgeshire UK
Posts: 6,160
Default

Just a word of warning, as this happened to us recently and I am still in discussion with the executive offices at RCI about this and where this policy is written.

We booked a cruise on the Explorer for July next year, balcony cabin for my wife and I, and an inside across the hall for our daughter (16) and 2 of her friends, we have done this previously on more than one occasion and with more than 2 friends, with no problem.

After booking the cruise by phone, I called the D+ desk to have the balcony discount applied to our room, she looked at the reservation and asked how Minor b and c were related to me, when I told them they weren't she replied "well we have a problem", I thought she was going to advise me about notorized permissions etc etc, but, no, she said we can't cruise because we have 1 daughter and 2 friends, you can only take as many friends as you have related minors, so if we had 10 daughters we could also take 10 of their friends and supervise 20 kids, but as we only have 1 daughter, we can only take one friend.

After telling her that we had done this before, with the same minor children, without problems, she told me that she would confirm the policy and call me back.

When she called me back, she first advised that the call may be recorded for training purposes and then she stated that she had confirmed the policy, but there was a small loophole and that was that I had to have 1 unrelated minor in my cabin and my wife could have our daughter and the other minor in the cabin, what we did once we were onboard was our decision. She also stated that this loophole was about to be closed. I accepted this, and hung up.

About 10 minutes later she called me back again, and once again the call was being recorded, and said that the booking would have to be changed again, I must have our daughter with me and my wife must have the unrelated minors with her, it seemed strange that my wife could now supervise 2 unrelated minors and I could just supervise my daughter. I asked her where I could read this policy and she stated that it was on the website but very difficult to find, and to try searching unrelated minors.

WOW I had never heard of any of this policy, so emailed the executive offices to try and confirm the policy and the reasoning behind it. After a few conversation with them, I am still waiting to, a. be told where the policy is written and, b. to know if we can sail or not.
__________________
2001
Sovereign 5/01
2002
Majesty 03/02 Majesty 07/02 Majesty 09/02
2003
Sovereign 06/03
2004
Sovereign 03/04 Sovereign 07/04
2005
Mariner 05/05 Sovereign 07/05 Grandeur 12/05
2006
Sovereign 03/06 Navigator 05/06 Freedom 09/06 Majesty 10/06
Mariner 12/06
2007
Sovereign 03/07 Adventure 05/07 Adventure 0707
2008
Freedom 04/08 Navigator 07/08 Sovereign 10/08
2009
Monarch 02/09 Independence 04/09 Liberty 07/09
Oasis 12/09 Freedom 12/09
2010
Freedom 03/10 Freedom 04/10 Freedom 07/10
Monarch 09/10 Voyager 10/10 Monarch 12/10
2011
Allure of the Seas 03/11 Freedom 07/11 Freedom 07/11 Liberty 12/11
2012
Explorer 9 night 07/12 I Independence 12/12
2013
Oasis 09/13
2014
Freedom 06/14 Vision 09/16
2015
Allure 03/15








216 Wonderful Nights at sea on Royal Caribbean International
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old January 7th, 2012, 04:17 PM
BeeSkip BeeSkip is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 161
Default

If you have to do this, just put the right combo of people in the cabins..then when you board the ship, you have guest relations make up "extra" keys so you can get into the "real" cabin you will sleep...This is an inconvenience for one or two people that have to carry around their seapass card and the extra key...

Done this several times...to keep the kids in one cabin and the adults in the other...They do this because someone 21 must be in each cabin for the manifest..They probably do this also to reduce the chance of one adult being a chaparone for 20 teens...

Bee
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old April 11th, 2012, 03:48 PM
makebelieve88 makebelieve88 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 9
Default Thanks uksimonusa ...

Thanks for the form model below .... I'm taking the Norwegian Sun out of Canaveral Fl later in the year ... and need to print something official for my niece and nephew. Cheers
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old April 11th, 2012, 09:00 PM
kccrzr kccrzr is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 815
Default

I also get a separate executed and notarized medical authorization form with parents address/phone numbers in case I need it for doctors/hospital while not on the cruise along with a copy of the child's medical insurance card.
__________________
Rhapsody of the Seas - Alaska (8/2001); Rhapsody of the Seas - Caribbean (8/2002); Norwegian Wind - Hawaii (8/2004); Brilliance of the Seas - Mediterranean (6/2005); Vision of the Seas - Mexico (3/2006); Jewel of the Seas - British Isles/Fjords (6/2006); Sovereign of the Seas - Bahamas (3/2007); Deilmann's Chopin - Berlin to Prague (10/2007); Adventure of the Seas - S. Caribbean (3/2008); Explorer of the Seas - New England/CAN (7/2008); Mariner of the Seas - Mexico (3/2009); Serenade of the Seas - S. Caribbean (4/2011); Disney Dream - Bahamas (2/2012); Voyager of the Seas - W. Caribbean (3/2012); Vision of the Seas - Baltics (7/2012); Vision of the Seas - So. Caribbean (12/2012); Liberty of the Seas - W. Caribbean (3/2013); Enchantment of the Seas - Bahamas (8/2013);Enchantment of the Seas - Bahamas (1/2014); Radiance of the Seas - Australia/New Zealand (2/2014); Allure of the Seas - W. Caribbean (8/2014); Quantum of the Seas - So. Caribbean (12/2014); Explorer of the Seas - Spain & Med Beaches (06/2015); Brilliance - Cozumel (03/2016)
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old April 12th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Jimnbigd's Avatar
Jimnbigd Jimnbigd is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 4,226
Default

To uksimonusa: Maybe you can get two connecting cabins. I think the rules change if the cabins are connecting. You might have to give your balcony then, or pay for a balcony for the kids.
__________________
SS Norway – Sep 1997
Norwegian Sea – Jan 1999 & Apr 2000
Carnival Jubilee – Oct 2002
Norwegian Star – May 2003 (Hawaii)
Carnival Jubilee – Sep 2003
Carnival Conquest – Nov 2003
Rhapsody of the Seas – Jan 2004
Carnival Ecstasy – Dec 2004
Carnival Elation – Nov 2005
Splendour of the Seas – Jan 2006
Rhapsody of the Seas – May 2006
Carnival Ecstasy – Dec 2006 (New Year's Eve)
Splendour of the Seas – Feb 2007
Voyager of the Seas – Mar 2008
Carnival Ecstasy – Jan 2009
Voyager of the Seas – Mar 2009
Carnival Ecstasy – Jan 2010
Voyager of the Seas – Mar 2010 & Dec 2010 & Mar 2011
Carnival Conquest - May 2011
Mariner of the Seas - Dec 2011 & Mar 2012 & Dec 2012 & Mar 2013
Navigator of the Seas - Dec 2013 & May 2014



Last edited by Jimnbigd; April 12th, 2012 at 02:59 PM.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.