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What address should I enter in my ESTA?

What address should I enter for my ESTA application if I am on board a cruise ship

Port addresses aren’t something we know in advance as the berths are allocated by the port agent nearer to the time. They aren’t needed for ESTA applications, please see the possible scenarios below for completing the ESTA application.

  • If the guest is in transit, they can put in “transit” and the ship name
  • If the guest is disembarking and staying in the city for a bit, they need to put their hotel details
  • If the guest is disembarking and flying straight out on the same day, they can put “in transit” and list the ship name

If the guest is travelling to the US on board one of our ships and they are not staying ashore, they are classed as 'in transit' and can select this during the application process.

Alternatively they can select 'Unknown' and put the name of the ship as the 'Contact'. If they are staying in a hotel in the US either pre or post cruise - they should enter the hotel details.

If they have a forced overnight hotel stay before joining the ship, they will need to give the address of the hotel. Please note, this will only be available approximately 90 days before the voyage/embarkation date.

Please note ESTAs are linked to the passport number registered during the application. If a guest changes their passport the ESTA is no longer valid (even if still in date) and a new ESTA must be applied for using the new passport details.

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