Welcome aboard virgin Pirate! Welcome to Cruise Chat. You will most likely be getting your cruise documents electronically. Unless you specified otherwise. How did you book your cruise? On the cruise line website or via a travel agent? Either way, cruise documents used to be your tickets and info, but now, most of the paperwork is done online via the cruise line's website. Passport information, and cruise registration can be done anytime up to your cruise date. Actually now with the homeland security regulations, the cruise line needs to have all the passenger info turned in 48 hours before the cruise. I wouldn't wait more than a month before your cruise date to fill the information out. But it can be done as early as you want.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013