Age Requirements for Travel
Note: These terms are effective at the time of boarding.
Traveling with Infants:
- At least six (6) months of age on the day of boarding
- At least twelve (12) months of age on the day of boarding if your cruise has 3 or more consecutive days at sea.
Traveling with Minors and Young Adults:
Norwegian Cruise Line's policy dictates that a minor or young adult under the age of 21 must be accompanied in the same stateroom (or a connecting/adjoining stateroom) by a guest 21 years of age or older at the time of boarding.
- Minors – an individual under the age of 18 on the day of embarkation/boarding.
- Young Adult– an individual between the ages of 18 and 20.
Note: Two people under the age of 21 may travel together in the same stateroom if they are a married couple and provide proof of marriage to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at the pier prior to boarding.
Traveling with Minors Unaccompanied by Parent or Legal Guardian*:
For passengers under the age of 18 traveling with an accompanying adult, who is not the minor's parent or legal guardian, a Parent/Guardian Consent Form that authorizes the minor's travel and further authorizes medical treatment in case of an emergency must be delivered to a Norwegian representative at the pier during check-in. Failure to produce this letter at embarkation may result in boarding being denied. Both living parents/legal guardians must sign and complete this form and attach a copy of his/her driver's license or other government issued identification. Minors of the same parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be listed on the same form:
- 1) Download and Complete the Parental Consent Release form (PDF)
Minors or the same parent(s)/legal guardian(s) may be listed on the same form
- 2) Copy of both parents/legal guardians Driver’s License or other Government Issued ID
Adoptive parents, legal guardians or persons separated or divorced are advised to keep legal and other relevant documents available in order to clarify custody rights.
*If travelling to Canada, you’ll the following document in addition to items #1 and 2 (Alaska, Pacific Coastal, and Canada/New England Itineraries):
Canadian entry requirements stipulate that a child under the age of 18 traveling alone, or with person(s) other than both parents, should be in possession of a letter (preferably notarized) from the parents or legal guardian containing:
- Authorization for the child to travel with another person and to be outside the country;
- The name and a 24-hour contact telephone number of the parents or guardian;
- The destination and length of stay in Canada.