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Voyaging on large passenger ships mainly for pleasure rather than for reaching a destination, typically stopping at a variety of interesting ports.

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ESTA help please! [duplicate]

I am flying to Vancouver and staying in a hotel for three days before boarding a cruise ship to Alaska. The cruise ends in Anchorage and I fly home via Seattle to Heathrow the same day. Do I say ...
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US Visa for Alaska cruise

I'm an Indian citizen. I want to do an inner passage cruise of Alaska from Vancouver and return back to Vancouver. Do i need a US visa in spite of holding a Visa for Canada
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ESTA: “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country?” when going on a cruise

We're going on a cruise leaving from Texas in a couple of months, and I'm not sure what to respond to this question with - we're arriving and then staying in a hotel for one night before departing on ...
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Can someone who doesn't qualify for admission to Canada just stay on board during a cruise stop there?

I am an American cruising on Norwegian Joy Sept 7th. We have a friend who might not qualify for admission to Canada. If she stays on board the ship while docked in Canada (6 hrs) is that ok, or would ...
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Do cruise passengers answer In Transit on the ESTA application?

We will be travelling on a cruise ship from the UK to New York, going ashore for a couple of hours then departing same day to the Caribbean visiting various countries, returning to New York, going ...
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Traveling to Nassau Bahamas is more safer compared to Nicholls town ? is safe to visit alone or need a guide? The beaches are secure?

Traveling to Nassau Bahamas is more safer compared to Nicholls town ? is safe to visit alone or need a guide? The beaches are secure?
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Can I board an Alaskan cruise?

I am on a work visa in the USA and I also have a Canadian visa. I applied for Permanent Residence in Canada and have already done PR landing couple of days back at the U.S.A/Canada border. I plan to ...
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Travelling one way via boat, USA -> Turkey

Family is planning on travelling to Turkey for long term (they will work there). They have a dog. They've found a cruise that allows dogs and stops at various ports in Europe. Would they be allowed ...
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European residence card [duplicate]

My name is Tracy. I'm South African and hold a South African passport. I recently moved to Italy. I will be on a Sapphire Princess cruise ship from 4th of April which starts in Messina until 18 May ...
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Traveling to the Bahamas now worried about robbery sexual assault

Just learned this yesterday, saw this article and now many others urging the same thing. https://nypost.com/2019/03/02/state-department-issues-travel-warning-for-bahamas-urges-increased-caution/ I ...
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Sailing out of London [duplicate]

I'm cruising round trip out of London in July 2019, my ship stops at several EU ports. Do those port days count towards the 90 day limit for the EU zone? I will be in EU before and after cruise so I ...
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Is it appropriate for a cruise ship beer dispenser to charge gratuity/tip?

We are currently on a Caribbean cruise operated out of Miami. On board there is a beer dispenser (PYOB - Pour Your Own Beer), which charges per ounce directly to my room. The machine is self-operated, ...
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Consequences for over-staying a 90 day passport stamp - Bahamas

We checked into the Bahamas via boat (our own small sailboat) with me, wife and small children (all under 8 yrs old). I was dead tired that day from a long over-night sail in bad weather. I checked in ...
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Cruising with Pets

We vacation pretty much exclusively by camper/recreational vehicle, so we can take our pets with us. We have be considering going on cruise. Are there oceanship cruises that are pet friendly?
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Evisa for India cruise

I will be on a Celebrity Constellation cruise in February that stops in three ports in India, for a total of four days (overnight in Mumbai on the ship). Is one evisa sufficient for all of this? Other ...
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What is the experience of travelling while working on a cruise ship? [closed]

Something that many people have on their to-do list would be a round-the-world trip. The typical holiday or itinerary for these types of trips tend to be very hectic and expensive. I have ...
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Do you need to have a visa or visa free passport for every port of call when departing on a Carribean cruise?

I'm looking into departing on a cruise from Florida that goes through several Carribean nations. Given that I'm not a US citizen, there are a couple of stops on the itinerary where my passport alone ...
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144hr Chinese Exemption - Cruising Tianjin to Shanghai?

I'm going on a cruise in January next year starting in the UK. I'll attached the part of my itinerary where we go into China, will the exemption be valid as we enter china twice. I've tried to contact ...
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In DS-160 do I put my current job now or the cruiseline I will be working on which the visa is for? [closed]

In the education/working/training section of a DS-160 I don't know whether to put my current employment, which I'm going to hand in my notice for, or the cruiseline I'm going to work for (which is why ...
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Metro areas with the biggest daytime bulge in population? [closed]

Juneau, Alaska has a population of roughly 30,000. During the day, according to a taxi driver I utilized, cruise ships can bring in about 10,000 people. So during the day, the number of people in ...
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Single-entry Schengen visa on cruise that stops outside of the Schengen area

I am embarking on a cruise that has one overnight stop outside the Schengen area. I have applied for a multiple-entry visa but have only been granted a single-entry visa. If I go on an excursion ...
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What does a Vietnamese citizen with a green card need for a closed-loop cruise?

The cruise is to Cozumel and Mahogany Bay out of a port in Florida (sorry I don't know which one). I assume having a green card doesn't actually get them an advantage over residents of Vietnam. I see ...
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Are there any transatlantic cruises between Québec and London, England?

My grandmother loathes airplanes, is unbothered by speed, and prefers cruising. She lives in London, but regularly visits Toronto to see family and friends. She can happily take trains to other ...
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Cruising to Vietnam

I am a US citizen. In November, I will be taking a cruise, which will have multiple stops at Vietnam ports. I have researched a lot on visas and it looks like I need a multiple-entry visa. Can someone ...
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Does the automatic gratuity on cruises actually go towards the salary of cruise employees?

Most cruise lines add an automatic gratuity to each passengers bill. I don't mind tipping if the money actually goes towards the employee, but I absolutely abhor giving businesses extra cash under the ...
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Is there a way to cancel “automatic tipping” on Carnival cruise before the last day?

When you book a Carnival cruise, and check in, it automatically assigns you the "suggested" amount of gratuities. Despite it being "suggested" and "optional", it is applied automatically by default. ...
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Visa requirements for cruising in Vietnam for a UK citizen

A cruise I am taking is stopping at two ports in Vietnam for a day each time. Will I need a visa? Or do the cruise companies organise them?
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How can I find what cruises pass Iceland?

I've seen big cruise ships in the harbors of Iceland when I've been there. Now I'd like take a cruise somewhere from/to Iceland and wonder: what cruise ships stop in Iceland? Where are some resources ...
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Double entry visa to China when visiting on a cruise ship

I am looking at going on a cruise in Asia that will stop in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai (among others). I am Norwegian and need a visa to visit China. From what I understand I can visit Hong Kong ...
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What will I see from an “obstructed view” balcony cabin on the Regal Princess or Royal Princess?

Just looking at the deck plans for these Princess ships, it's hard to tell what the view will be like from what they call an "obstructed view" balcony. Will the view be very much worse than a normal ...
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First time cruise. Arriving in port by plane hours before boarding. What do we do with our luggage?

My wife and I are taking a trip with Carnival Cruise in October. We are traveling from Oklahoma to Louisiana by plane with a layover in Houston, TX. Our plan is to arrive early in New Orleans and go ...
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Best season for Norway fjords cruise?

My spouse and I are planning a trip, probably with the Hurtigruten ferry/cruise line), and thinking about when to go. We'd like a good chance of seeing the aurora, but also enough light hours to see ...
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US Permanent Resident from India on Carnival Carribean cruise, need visa to entering Mexico Ports?

Friend is a citizen of India but is a Permanent resident of US, has Green card. He is taking the Carnival Cruise from Galveston, Texas which will stop at Cozumel Mexico and Progresso Mexico. Would he ...
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Reliable options to get from Rome Ciampino to Civitavecchia?

I'm looking to get to Civitavecchia port from Ciampino for a cruise in September. I know there are public transport options (bus and train), but I have 3 other people to bring and a load of luggage. ...
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What are these small green rocket-shaped objects floating in the Danube?

Recently, I was cruising on the Danube river from Bratislava to Vienna and we were encountering these small green rocket-shaped objects floating in the water roughly after each kilometer. They were ...
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Immigration at Seattle sea port after Alaska cruise? [closed]

My husband (us citizen) and I (Indian on h1b) are taking Alaska cruise from Seattle . It ends in Seattle . Can anyone tell me about immigration at Seattle sea port? Do CBP officials stamp passports ...
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Do we need a Canadian visa for our cruise from Seattle to Alaska?

We are Indian passport holders and have US multiple entry visa. We have booked an Alaska cruise which departs and returns to Seattle, Washington. Do we need Canadian visa, too, to embark on the cruise?...
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Can I board a closed-loop cruise to Alaska with a Canadian port call, with just a US Green card?

I am a US Permanent Resident and I booked a cruise to Alaska. It is a closed loop cruise starting and ending in on Seattle, WA. It has one stop in Canada which is Victoria,Canada I just realized that ...
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Is there a cruise ship from Hong Kong to Taiwan? [duplicate]

I am in Hong Kong. I am wondering if I can find a cruise ship to Taiwan. I noticed there is a cruise ship docked in the harbor but I am not sure where it's heading.
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Cruise Terminal at Malta

We are going on a P&O cruise which starts at Malta / Valletta. We fly to Malta from the UK and our flight will arrive mid morning so we could get to the cruise terminal by lunchtime. The ship ...
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How far in advance should I buy cruise tickets?

My wife and I are planning to go on an Alaskan cruise in September. I've heard that you can find some really good deals by waiting until the last minute to buy tickets because cruise ships will ...
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Canada immigration requirements for Alaska Cruise ship

I plan to take the Alaska cruise ship sometime this summer from Seattle which ports at Victoria BC Canada for few hours (~ 6 to 11 hours). The cruise will return to Seattle port too. Typically I ...
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Do major celebrities who perform on cruises stay on the cruise?

I was on a cruise where a celebrity performed for one night. It was a major celebrity, not the cruise-line's entertainers - I understand they travel with the cruise. The entirety of the cruise was ...
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Cruising Alaska & Canada: do I need visas for both countries?

I'm from Russia. I am planning to cruise Alaska, but the itinerary includes a Canadian port of call. I have obtained US visitors visa so that I can board the ship in Seattle. Do I need a separate ...
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Do you need an Irish visa if you already have a UK visa and will only visit Ireland on-board a cruise ship (without disembarking)?

I am joining my husband (who is currently working on a cruise ship) in June in the port of Liverpool, UK to cruise through Ireland, Schengen, Russia and Channel Islands. I finish the cruise in ...
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Are there budget repositioning cruises from anywhere in East or Southeast Asia to Australia later in 2017? [closed]

Apparently not all repositionings of cruise ships are cruises and not all repositioning cruises are at budget travel prices, by which I mean a comparable price to a flight on a LCC airline. But I ...
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What exactly are “repositioning cruises”?

A day or two ago I was chatting with some other budget travellers on the beach here in Oaxaca, Mexico, and one of them told me he came by sea from Portugual to Panama for a few hundred euros on ...
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Does a Russian need a separate New Zealand visa for a cruise that docks in New Zealand?

I am a Russian citizen. At the moment I have obtained an Australian tourist visa to cruise. Voyage starts from Sydney and ship will be docking at New Zealand ports as well. Do I need a New Zealand ...
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How to communicate that a tip to staff on a cruise ship is additional to those prepaid?

My wife and I will be traveling on Carnival Cruise lines here in a few days. We did the prepaid tips. However I find that two staff members can make a trip extra special. Those would be the waiter ...
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Visa needed to each island on a Cruise? [duplicate]

As a Mongolian citizen planning to travel on a cruise, do I need a visa to each country or island where the cruiseship stops? If I already have a visa to the UK, will that be accepted in any country/...