Travel Documents

U.S. Citizens

It is strongly recommended that all of our guests travel with a valid passport, while it is not necessarily required. Having a valid U.S. passport enables you to fly to and from the U.S. in the event you miss your scheduled embarkation, or should you need to disembark the ship for any reason..

The BBC is considered a “closed-loop“ cruise, which is defined as a sailing that originates and terminates in the same U.S. Port. At this time, U.S. Citizens (including children) taking “closed-loop“ cruises will be able to enter or depart the country with either a valid U.S. Passport–or–Proof of citizenship, (e.g. a birth certificate, a ConsuMiamir report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization), along with government issued photo identification (e.g. a state issued driver’s license).

Other acceptable forms of identification include:

The following forms of identification are NOT acceptable as proof of citizenship:

For more information, a complete list of WHTI-compliant documents or to obtain a passport application, visit

U.S. Alien Residents

U.S. Alien residents need a valid Alien Resident Card. Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable.

Non-U.S. Citizens

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport and, in some cases, a visa. If you live in the U.S., you will also need the original copy of your Alien Registration Card (e.g. ARC or “Green Card“) and any other documentation the countries on your itinerary require due to your alien status.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, please contact U.S. Immigrations at 1-800-375-5283 to be sure your identification will be satisfactory for both entry into the U.S., and for the cruise.


Citizens from the Visa Waiver Program countries will require a machine–readable passport valid for the duration of their voyage.


All guests must present the required documentation at embarkation. Guests without the required documentation will be denied boarding and no refund will be issued. Please understand that the cruise line will strictly enforce this requirement to be in compliance with this important U.S. Government mandate.

The BLISS Foundation/BLISS Bahamas Cruise and the other released parties (as herein defined) assume no responsibility for advising you of immigration requirements. Non-U.S. citizens, including resident aliens, must contact the appropriate consultants, embassies and/or immigration office(s) to inquire about necessary documentation for the Cruise’s ports of call. Your name, as listed on your travel documents, must exactly match your name as listed on your cruise documents.

It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you have the proper, valid documents to board the ship. The BLISS Foundation and BLISS Bahamas Cruise are not responsible for denied boarding due to insufficient documents.