Travel requirements

All the essential information you need to know for your voyage.

Correct as of September 13, 2023

Pre-cruise checklist

Any time after booking

  • Consider obtaining appropriate travel insurance cover for your voyage.
  • Ensure you have a valid, up-to-date passport and appropriate visas where necessary.
  • Complete your personal details on My Cunard.
  • No later than 24 hours prior to your voyage, please make sure that each guest in your travel party reads, accepts and signs the Passage Contract on their behalf and on behalf of all accompanying minors. This document requires acceptance before being permitted on board the ship.
  • Browse and book dining, drinks and activities on My Cunard.
  • Stay updated with our destination entry requirements guide for each port on your itinerary. 
  • Check what you need to pack.

From 21 days prior to embarkation

  • Plan your travel to your ship's terminal to arrive at the time specified on your boarding pass.
  • Complete online check-in via My Cunard on our website and print your boarding pass and luggage labels.


If you embark at a port outside of the US, it's your responsibility to meet all the entry requirements for that country at the time of sailing. We can't accept responsibility if you're denied entry to a country because you don't meet its entry requirements.

Going on shore

Destinations on your itinerary may still have various Covid-19 requirements, such as specific documentation, testing or Shore Experience requirements.

Our regularly-updated destination entry requirements guide details the current requirements of each of the destinations we visit, so you know exactly what you need for each port of call.

Covid-19 and medical requirements

Keep up-to-date with the latest medical travel requirements with our helpful guide.

Your questions answered

From planning and booking your voyage, to what to expect once on board, our FAQs are sure to help put your mind at ease and answer any queries you may have.