Your online check in must be completed before 3 days prior to sailing. 

Print your boarding pass and luggage tags to take with you to the pier on the day of sailing along with your original birth certificate or official copy (not a photo copy) and a photo ID (i.e driver's license) for age 16 and over or your passport 

Carnival STAGGERED CHECK IN TIMES: During online check in you will select a time to be at the pier for your check in. Available time slots begin approx.11AM and then every 1/2 HR until about 2PM with slots closing as they fill up. Check in online early if you want to arrive as early as possible. If you board early, plan to have lunch at the Lido Deck Buffet as you wait for the ship to sail away.


NOTE: A passport is required if you are going into Canada by land while in Seattle or going into Canada by land on an excursion while in Alaska

DECK PLANS: click here to view Carnival Valor cabin locations and details   To view other ships change the ship's name at the end of this web address

Carnival Faster To The Fun (priority check in and more perks) if it is available it will be located in this same section as excursions at the end of your online check in process. 
1 person per cabin pays for Faster to The Fun and everyone in the cabin benefits. Click here for more info  
Carnival’s Priority Check-In is an exclusive service designed to afford our Platinum and Diamond guests, and those traveling in deluxe suite accommodations, with special embarkation and debarkation privileges. Your boarding pass will be stamped PRIORITY.
If this applies to you, you do not need to sign up for Faster to the Fun as priority check in is already included. If you did sign up for it, you may cancel it prior to sailing- see below 

Faster to the Fun is entirely optional for those who are interested in paying a little extra to receive these special benefits, which are also available on a complimentary basis to VIFP Platinum and Diamond members of our past guest recognition program. Our traditional, outstanding level of guest service in all facets of the Carnival vacation experience will continue as normal.
Q: If I purchased FTTF, can I later cancel it? 
A: Orders must be cancelled online and no cancellation charges will be assessed if done prior to the pre-sail cut-off time (11:30pm ET, the evening prior to the cruise departure). In the event of pre-sailing, online cancellations, a full refund will automatically be posted to the form of payment used to secure the order. Please allow 7-10 business days for the credit to reflect on your account.

Carnival Hub APP: Before your cruise You may want to add the Carnival Hub app from the iTunes Store for free. Put your phone in airplane mode and you can get the ships daily schedule on your phone during the cruise, check your onboard statement for free etc click here for more info

Royal Caribbean IQ APP: Before your cruise You may want to add the Royal Caribbean IQ app from the iTunes Store for free. Put your phone in airplane mode and you can get the ships daily schedule on your phone during the cruise, check your onboard statement for free etc click here for more info

Dining Issues: see the maitre'd first night of the cruise. Remind your dining table waiter if anyone is celebrating a special occasion on formal night (2nd night)

Bedding Set Up Changes: ask your cabin steward to separate or put lower beds together to make one bed

Balcony Partitions: Please see your cabin steward or go to the customer service desk to request balcony partitions be opened.

Cruise Issues during the cruisePlease go to the customer service desk for Carnival to address any cruise issues during the cruise.

Boat Drill: let the cabin steward know if anyone in your cabin is physically unable to attend the boat drill they usually allow the other people/person in the cabin to attend for the cabin. 

Minor under 18: Traveling with 1 parent or no parents: a signed/notarized travel permission form from the other parent/legal guardian not traveling is required click here to view details and sample form 

CARNIVAL YOUR TIME DINING - Please note for the cruise that "your time dining" may require you/your group to check in together each evening at a location designed by Carnival (see your sail and sign card issued at check in at the pier) when you are ready to dine between 5:45 and 9:30 pm. Reserve a table in the Carnival Hub app before you go to the dining room to cut down on the wait time for a table at the dining room. Download the app prior to your cruise.

Carnival: Effective with all cruises departing on or after December 1, 2018, the recommended onboard gratuities will be updated as follows:

  -Standard staterooms: $13.99, per person, per day
  -Suites: $15.99, per person, per day 

Carnival VACATION PROTECTION After Final Payment: may be added up to 14 days prior to sailing and it does not include the cancel any other reason up to 75% future cruise credit when added after final payment. It is paid for at the time added. Please complete the online cr card auth form at or click the link posted at to authorize payment. 
View details at 

Vacation Protection Rates Contact Denise at to check rates

Cancellations made on or after the final payment date are subject to cancellation penalties up to 100% non refundable view at

Beverage Packages/In stateroom beverages: pre order for delivery to your cabin during the cruise click here

Royal Caribbean click here

Cruise The Vineyards: pre order 3 or 5 bottles of wine call the Bon Voyage Dept. 800-522-7648 not available Online! Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST Click here for more info

also click here

Cruise Online Check In Reminder