Adults who are not the parent or legal guardian of a minor travelling with them must present an original notarised letter signed by the child's parent(s), authorising the adult to take the child on the specific cruise, supervise the child and allow emergency medical treatment to be administered.
A notary will charge a fee for this letter.
You local council office should have a list of local notaries.
We took our 2 grandchildren on Independence of the Seas in August they did not ask for the consent letter when boarding but the boys could do nothing once on board , clubs climbing wall flow rider etc without it .Where we live a notary was very expensive we asked RCL if a solicior would suffice and they said yes and thats what we did , on the cruise critics web site American passengers have posted the legal form , I copied that for our soliciter adapting where necessary and entering our details .
Was your soliciter a notary just I have had one done but hasnt got a notaries stamp on I am worried sick with the whole thing.
There is nothing to worry about a soliciters letter is sufficient . our soliciter signed the consent form and stamped it with the Solicitors office name date etc . , we had to show the letter at every venue . The booklet that RCL send to you with your tickets has a section on what needs to be done and as i said before the cruise critic web site has a copy of the form this can also be googled . Have a great time cruise dhips are great for the children and the new RCL ships are designed with families in mind ,.
I took my granddaugter on the Independence last May and had to get a letter from her parents granting permission for me to take her and allow any emergency treatment if necessary which was signed in front of a solicitor. Luckily, the solicitor was very kind and did not charge me for this (I think it was the first time he had seen it) as when we checked in I produced the letter and the lady who checked us in did not know anything about this authorisation being required and was not interested in seeing the letter. But probably if I hadn't obtained it then someone would have asked for it so better to be safe than sorry.
We have taken all our grandchildren on cruises and have never had to do this,we have been on p&o Tomson,and ocean village.
Hi i had to do this when i travelled with RC to the carribean. You need to get a letter from the parents notorized by a solicitor. Usually you can download a form from RC website and fill it in. If not just get the parents solicitor to do a letter. The parents sign and the solicitor stamps it, confirming parents signature. When going to the Carribean, the countries to be visited where listed on the letter. It cost us £10 for the solicitor to do.
Because RC are an american company and its american law, that children travelling without thier legal guardian must have proof of parents knowledge of travel. My step-daughter lives in usa and when she was 16 went to mexico with her friends family, my husband had to provide a letter for her to travel. Hope this helps.
Hi, I just wondered if this applies to children up to the age of 18 or 16 as my son's friend who will be 16 is travelling with us on Navigator in October. I have got written permission from his Mother but not a solicitor's letter. Any help would be great Thanks.
La letter from a parent.
Hi you will need just a letter signed by both parents saying they give there permisson for you to travel with you from! date to date.include there insurance details at bottom of letter
I am telling you this because we took our two grandchildren on Independence of the sea in August 08 Our first port of call was Gib.after 2 days at sea.Our 16year old grandson had sudden death when walking up the high street.After having his poor heart 13 times brought back to life,he was taken to Spain operated on and we brought him back to Uk Where he was fitted with a new defibulater.
The letter was a big help in this stressing time ,so dont go without it.I hope this has not put you off taking the children because they will enjoy the cruise,and make the most of them while you are with them.The Independence is a ship to enjoy and we are sorry that our time was cut so short.The grandchilden want to go again some time.