What will I need to travel?

1.  Proof of Identity

Proper travel documentation is required at embarkation and throughout the cruise and is the responsibility of the guest.  Any guest traveling without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel, and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to show a U.S. passport.  A PASSPORT is the easiest form of ID and is recommended.  If you do not have a passport, you should be prepared to provide a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License) and proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a government-issued (not hospital-issued) U.S. birth certificate. 

It is important that guest names on travel documents be identical to those on the cruise booking.  Otherwise, proof of name change (i.e. a marriage license) AND a valid driver’s license or government-issued photo ID must be presented.

If you would like to order a passport or just renew one, there is still time. Please click on the link below for more information about obtaining a passport.


2.  Boarding Pass and Luggage Tags

Please note that you will not receive a cruise ticket booklet.  You will receive a letter by mail that includes your Booking Number by approximately 6 weeks prior to the sailing.  You will use your Booking Number to complete the Carnival FunPass Registration online.  The Carnival FunPass is a timesaving pre-arrival check-in system that collects citizenship and return travel arrangement information from every cruise passenger.  FunPass Registration is required.  Please follow the steps below to complete the FunPass Registration.  

  • Go to www.Carnival.com, and click on the “Manage” tab near the top of the page.  
  • Once on the next page, click on “Booking Quick Access” near the bottom of the page.  Please put all of your information into the pop-up box, and click "Submit". (Your Individual Booking Number will be required, and there is only one Booking Number per stateroom.)  
  • On the next page, under "To-Do List", click on the down arrow next to "View Details", and select "Online Check-In".  Then, begin entering information for all guests in the stateroom, as requested.
  • Once all of your information has been submitted, your check-in process will be complete.  You will be able to “Print & Save My Cruise Documents”, including your FunPass Boarding Pass and Luggage Tags.

If you are unable to print your Boarding Pass or your Luggage Tags, please call Carnival Customer Service at 1-800-764-7419, and they will be able to assist you.  If you need additional Luggage Tags, the porters will have them for you when you arrive at the Port of Miami.

You must complete FunPass registration by 11:59 pm (EST) on February 10, 2018; however, it is highly recommended that you complete the check-in at least 4 days prior to the sailing to allow time for any necessary corrections to your guest information, if applicable.  Your FunPass will be your initial boarding pass.

Optional Items


 Additional information about Carnival's transfers can be found at www.Carnival.com/cruise-transfers/default.aspx


Our reservation team can reccomend hotels in the area if you are traveling in early or staying in for a few days after the cruise. Call them at 855-208-8822.

Travel Insurance

The unexpected happens. FamilyLife strongly encourages all guests to consider the benefits of travel insurance to protect their investment. While FamilyLife passionately espouses the value of extending the mercy of Jesus Christ to its guests during these unexpected circumstances, FamilyLife must also abide by the policies set in forth in the Love Like You Mean It Terms and Conditions

Our travel insurance provider is Travel Guard. We are offering their Gold (Download Travel Guard Gold Plan) package, which provides a wide variety of coverage at a great value. Additionally, the option to add cancellation for any reason is available. After a stateroom has been reserved with the required deposit, a complementary insurance quote will be included in your confirmation invoice. You will have 14 days from the date of deposit to evaluate and purchase the insurance by clicking the link provided or by calling our Guest Services Team at 855-208-8822.

We REALLY urge our guests to purchase travel insurance.   Watch this short video for more explanation of why we urge our guests to purchase travel insurance.

Special Needs

Please be sure to download the appropriate forms listed below and email back to FamilyLife at lovelikeyoumeanit@familylife.com

  • Call 855-208-8822 if you need additional assistance with emailing forms.

Download the Mobility Questionnaire (Alert us of wheelchair details or other pertinent mobility issues.)

Download the Pregnancy Notification Form if you will be pregnant for the cruise.

Download the Oxygen Assist Acknowlegement Form if you will be bringing oxygen assist for health reasons (BiPAP, CPAP, Concentrator, Nebulizer, etc.)

Download the On-board Dialysis Form if you require kidney dialysis during the cruise.

Refrigeration for medication and sharps container needs are handled on board the ship. Medi-coolers are obtained at the Carnival Guest Services Desk on board and sharps containers are provided by housekeeping by contacting your room steward. For more information on medical condition needs go to Special Needs details for Carnival Cruise Lines 

Special Needs at Sea, a Special Needs Group, Inc. company, is the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. They also offer a broad range of special needs equipment for purchase. Recommended by the world’s major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks, and convention centers.