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At the very least, if his parents will not be joining you, and he will be under 18, you will need a notarized letter from his parents stating that you have permission to travel with him out of the country. Also, a medical power of attorney that is valid for the length of the cruise, to have, just in case.

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I know the moderator moved this to the Family Cruise forum from the Ask a Cruise Question board  but to get Carnival specific information on the forms mjmalino noted above and the Carnival embarkation process in these cases, you might want to post your question on the Carnival board:  https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/133-carnival-cruise-lines/.

 

In addition to the medical power of attorney make sure you have his health insurance information.

 

He's a lucky kid.  Hope you all have a wonderful cruise!

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We cruised with our grandson many times, you will need a letter as stated above . After a couple times we just had kept the same letter (no date) and kept it with our travel docs. The strange thing was some lines asked for it and really looked at it others did not ask at all . Have a good time.

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13 hours ago, dolittle said:

We cruised with our grandson many times, you will need a letter as stated above . After a couple times we just had kept the same letter (no date) and kept it with our travel docs. The strange thing was some lines asked for it and really looked at it others did not ask at all . Have a good time.

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On 7/29/2021 at 7:53 PM, hurricane0226 said:

Thank you

Also, don’t know your situation but if the parents are not together it can get confusing. If so check with the cruise line.

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It would also be recommended that you make sure he has a passport.  A birth certificate might be sufficient for a closed loop cruise, but if anything happens and you need to fly home it is very difficult to arrange getting a passport without both parents present when you submit the application.

 

I don't know how old your grandson is, but we've travelled extensively with small children.  Private tours greatly enhance the experience for smaller children, since you can tailor the itinerary to the child's interests, and kids don't have a lot of patience for waiting for large numbers of people to arrive back at where they rebound the buses (and someone will always be late!)  A private tour for just your family might not cost more than a cruise tour; one that includes other people will almost always be cheaper.  

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