This is what it needs to say: LETTER OF CONSENT TO TRAVEL
I, XXXXXXXXXXXX provide my consent for my minor child, YYYYYYYYYYY (date of birth 00/00/0000) to travel with his grandparents, John ZZZZZ from 8/14/2008 to 8/23/2008 on xx Cruise, Explorer of the Seas, making stops in Bermuda, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Marteen.
I, XXXXXXXXXXXXXX authorize the traveling adult, his uncle, John ZZZZZZ to take my child, YYYYYYYYY on the specific cruise, and I authorize his uncle, John ZZZZZZ to sign legal documentation/waivers for participation in any activities requiring them (i.e. Rock Climbing, Flowrider, Bungee Trampoline, Inline Skating, Ice Skating and participation in shore excursions). I also authorize his uncle, John ZZZZZZ to supervise the child, YYYYYYYYYY and permit any medical treatment that must be administered to the child.
Telephone/Contact: 516 000 0000,
123 First Avenue,
ANYTOWN, New York 00000;
Signature of Notary:
We have recently travelled on the RCL Navigator of the seas taking my daughters 14 year old friend with us. When we booked we were told by the travel agents that a noteary would be needed which is a legally signed document obtained by a solicitor. This document provided us with permission to give medical permission and all other info as per previous comment. We were told that if my daughters friends parents didnt obtain one that when we checked in at the port she wouild not be allowed on the ship. Travel agents quoted approx £25 for obtaining this letter. Wrong, standard fee is approx £85.00 and this was quoted by 3 different solicitors. Beware of this added cost. To make matters worse this form was not asked for at check in, boarding the ship, any of the on board activities like rock climbing. Have since reported this to RCL.
Better to be prepared and have the letter than having to cope with a hysterical 14yr old at the port who is not allowed on the ship isn't it??