All cruisers have individual responsibility to make sure they have got the right documents to travel prior to their cruise holiday. This includes but is not limited to
Passports, Visas, Medical Certificates and Travel Insurance.
Should anything have changed due to Brexit, please see our page here.
All passengers (including all children), should hold their own full 10 year (5 year for children) British Citizen (GBR) passport. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months past your expected return date to the UK, as this is often a criteria for entry to certain countries. Furthermore, please ensure that your passport was issued within 10 years of the intended date of travel. It should be in good condition and preferably have blank pages, in case you need to apply for any visas.
Guests holding a different type of UK passport (Not British Citizen) or a passport issued by a country outside of the UK, should check with the relevant embassy for each country included on their itinerary, to ascertain entry requirements.
Please be mindful of possible delays in obtaining a passport. The UK Government suggests that you only book your holiday once you have your valid passport in hand.
For further information on obtaining a UK passport, including details of processing times of current applications, please click here
For information on travelling within the EU after 31st October 2019, please see here.
Visa requirements differ from country to country and can change at any time. To check the entry requirements for all countries, as per the FCDO, please visit the following website.
For further information on visa requirements, we recommend that you contact our visa partners The Travel Visa Company. They will be able to provide tailored advice and for a fee, assist with arranging your documents. You can contact them via:
Tel: 01270 250 590
Office hours Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
The information below is based on the passenger holding a UK British Citizen (GBR) passport.
The below information is correct at the time of writing and if provided for guidance. We do not accept any responsibility for any inaccuracies. We suggest that you consult the UK Government’s FCDO advice, instructions contained within any links provided below and The Visa Travel Company.
An eVisitor visa is available to British Citizen passport holders, flying to or visiting Australia on a cruise. It is free of charge and available here.
If you are visiting Canada, as a port of call on your itinerary, you do not need a visa.
If you are flying into Canada, you will need to get an eTA visa in advance of travel. Cost is approximately £4. Details here.
Visa rules and options for visa free travel are complex. We recommend obtaining advice from The Travel Visa Company to discuss your options.
At time of writing (July 2019), travel between the USA and Cuba for reasons of tourism is not permitted.
If you are flying direct to Cuba to board a cruise, you must get a Tourist Card to travel on your flight to Cuba. Please check if the cruise line includes your Tourist Card with your holiday, as this may be the case. If they are not, you must obtain one in advance of boarding your flight. Details here. [update link to : https://visasonline.cubaminrex.cu/]. To proceed, select that you are applying from ‘Reino Unido’.
An Indian e-visa is available to use if entering India through any 5 seaports of Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai. The cost is approximately £80. Full details can be found here.
If your itinerary has multiple calls to Indian ports and/or visits to Indian ports are separated by going to a port in another country, you may not be able to use the e-visa option and may have to obtain a standard tourist visa. We advise you to check whether the e-visa option can be used with your cruise line, as they will have agreed the process with the Indian authorities. The best starting point will be the visa info they provide directly on their website. Often a cruise line will not release this information until 55 days before sailing.
If your cruise only makes one call in Sri Lanka, of less than 2 days, you should apply for a Transit e-visa, which is free.
British Citizen passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival in the UAE.
British Citizen passport holders can apply to travel and enter the US through the Visa Waiver Program, by obtaining an ESTA. You should apply at least 72 hours before the date of travel with the process costing $14.
Full details can be found here.