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I've been reading my new PassPorter and it mentions that travel documents are sent out once your cruise is paid in full - 28 days in advance but more normally around 2 weeks prior. I'm planning a 3 1/2 week trip to the US with a 7 night cruise at the end.
Has anyone had experience of documentation being sent internationally (especially to Australia) and can I get it sent early to make sure I recieve it before leaving home. Mail can take up to two weeks to get here from the States. Thanks.
There is no way to get documents sent any earlier. They are processed 30 days out and then mailed.
You can, however, have the documents sent to an address within the states prior to your cruise. For example, I've had documents for international guests sent to their Disney resort before their cruise. It would take a bit of coordination, but it can be done.
Hope this helps!
Yes, I am a Disney Addict... and I'd rather be cruising!.
Did you book it yourself or through an agent? Like Lynn says, you can always have it sent to your hotel. The best bet would be to have it sent to the last hotel you will be staying at. You would have it addressed as "Guest dvschem, arriving 6-Jun-2008". Then contact the hotel and tell them you will be expecting a package and to please hold it for your arrival. If they are being sent to your agent, she/he will probably have to FedEx them (or UPS/DHL/etc). I know that I can get DCL docs sent directly to the client, but I don't know how Disney handles Australia.
Hey, does anyone know? Does DCL do port documentation pickup? The lines are closed for the day or I'd call.
I livein Germany and when we cruised the Mediterranean this summer with Disney they sent my documents directy to me. I did not receive them until about 2 weeks before the cruise, so I am not sure that will help the OP. I went through a travel agent and since I lived in Euroe and my travel agent was stateside, it was easier and more efficient to mail them directy to me.
With that being said, they did offer for me to pick them up at the port, but I was alittle unsure of that, because being a first time cruiser I wanted to make sure I had everything in order before I left home.
After I arrived at the port, I realized that the documents were really just a formality in todays electric age. I ams ure picking the documents up at the port would be no problem at all, just remember to fill out all of the online documents and you should be fine.
The documents were shipped via two day international with UPS.
I'm waiting for DCL to go all e-docs. Carnival has recently gone that way for my agency, I've been using them for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity for about 18 months and NCL has all but dumped paper docs, and probably will by the end of the year. It saves the cruise line about $8 a stateroom. And, since the docs get mailed to my host in NM, I have to pay an additional $5 for the docs to get shipped Priority Mail to me. And then I either drive across town (nobody's nearby!) or mail them. For an additional $5. But I can pull e-docs shortly after final payment and email them. And get a copy for myself, in case they have any problems.
And yes, you can port pick up. But like mesang said, the docs are really a formality.