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Typically, cruise ships get a special treatment in the sense that you are never considered to have 'entered' the destination countries. That takes care of any potential issues in Cozumel, Grand Cayman, etc. You need to have a valid passport to get on board of the cruise ship, and then you are allowed to go on land temporarily with the cruise ship boarding ...


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I believe both your questions can be answered by visiting Cruise Critic. If I guessed correctly and you're on the Holland America, Amsterdam, say, then choosing Amsterdam Deck 3: Lower Promenade Deck Plan, you'd see something like this: Where HH is described as: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views) (HH) An alternative view is available ...


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No, Shore Excursions can be bought right up to the time the tour leaves. However, for popular excursions, availability might be a bigger issue. Many cruise lines will have shore ex staff on the pier to do last minute sign ups. No, Expedia will take payment for your cruise fare only. In almost all cases, you will have to either call the cruise line or ...


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Cruise ships make a large portion of their money from land tours. So they will make all kinds of tour arrangements for passengers, setting them up with local guides. You will be flooded with advertisements for the best tours that the cruise line can arrange. You don't have to go on them, of course, but in some countries at least (e.g. Russia), alternatives ...



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