Prepare For Your Trip

So you’re booked and ready to make travel arrangements; great! The following resources are provided to aid you prepare for your trip. Ensure your passport is current, obtain traveler’s insurance, book your flight to the embark port city, and if you arrive early into our home port, book a hotel.


For U.S. citizens, a passport is always recommended. For most cruises leaving from a U.S. port city (Seattle, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.) a passport that does not expire within six months of the trip is accepted. Alternatively you may bring your valid U.S. driver’s license, or state-issued photo ID and a certified copy of your birth certificate. Need to renew or obtain a new passport? Visit for details.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend obtaining traveler’s insurance. Most travel insurance is fine. If you’re not sure where to get travel insurance, try one of these resources:

Air Transportation & Lodging

It’s a good idea to allow plenty of time for flight delays and/or unexpected cancelations. The cruise line typically sets sail on time. With this in mind we recommend taking a red-eye flight or arrive into town the night before we set sail.

Looking for a place to stay? We recommend booking a hotel that has a free shuttle that can take you to and from the airport. For a nominal fee, they will also often take you directly to the port for departure and back to the airport when we return.

School Absence Support Letter

We have drafted a school absence support letter for those who may need to miss school for this mission trip. Simply add the student’s information and supply to the school. Download here.