Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > General Cruise Chat Questions > General Cruise Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2008, 12:20 PM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Default
We've had a lot of discussion about passports on here lately. Along with that there are some places where, when cruising, your passport is not enough. Be aware that the following list is an updated list of locations where U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to have a visa if they are on your itinerary.

Australia
Brazil
Cambodia
China
Egypt
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Kenya
Libya
Myanmar
Oman
Russia
Senegal
Seychelles
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Turkey
Vietnam

Also for sailings to South America, Africa, Asia/Far East, the South Pacific and the Middle East, always ask the reservation agent if vaccinations are necessary. Currently yellow fever shots are required by the cruise line for sailings calling on Brazil, Kenya, Indonesia, and Senegal. For more info on this you can visit www.cdc.gov

Cheers, Neil
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2008, 01:48 PM
Larry in Miami's Avatar  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,137
Default
Yellow fever? Now THAT would ruin a vacation a lot faster that Norovirus.
__________________
Larry
-------------------------------------------
Photo Website: www.larrysphotos.net
YouTube Channel: VideoOnTheWeb
-------------------------------------------
Upcoming:
Ecstasy September 12, 2014
Conquest November 16, 2014
Ecstasy January 23, 2015

Past Cruises:
43 and Counting......
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2008, 02:32 PM
LHT28's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 807
Default
some places do not require visa if you are arriving by cruise ship for the day or doing cruisetours. EG: Russia, Turkey
Be sure to ask your TA and if they do not know check the country requirements
__________________
Lyn
FORMER CRUISES:
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress

FUTURE CRUISES:
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2008, 02:51 PM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Default
Lyn is right, you may not have to obtain a visa on your own for Turkey or Russia. I say MAY NOT because many of the cruiselines buy what is called a blanket visa for these ports that would cover you for cruiseline excursions only. If you want to do outside excursions or just get off and see things on your own, you will be required to have an individual visa. Also if you're flying to either spot to begin your cruise (not likely with mainstream lines) or visit before your cruise, you'll have to have the visa to arrive by air. If any of the ports above are on your itinerary ask lots of questions and get info from the Governments website that deals with the info to be sure you have exactly what you need. www.travel.state.gov is the State Dept. website that has most of the info you'll need and the CDC one for shot info. If in doubt investigate, don't get surprised!

Cheers, Neil
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2008, 02:52 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,010
Default
As Lyn says check with your TA based on your plans. In Vietnam I didn't need a Visa because we did a ships tour. In Russia I didn't need a Visa because we booked with one of the authorized Russian tour companies and it was part of their tour.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-18-2008, 06:14 PM
LHT28's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 807
Default
If you arrive or depart Turkey via Air you need a visa if you are just stopping in Turkey you do not need a Visa even if you do not do the ship's tour.
__________________
Lyn
FORMER CRUISES:
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress

FUTURE CRUISES:
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2008, 08:47 AM
penny3333's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 10,601
Default
We are required to have Yellow Fever vaccinations for our cruise in December. I find it strange since we didn't the first time we sailed to Trinidad, but this time we go to Tobago. Devil's Island also requires it. We have to wait to get more people that need the vaccination to get it. The nurse told me they have to purchase a vial with 5 shots in it. The shots have to be used within 1 hour of opening the vial and they can't throw away 3 shots because it is too expensive. I guess we might have to travel to Birmingham or Nashville to get one, maybe even Atlanta.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2008, 09:52 AM
TrvlPro's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 2,172
Default
Penny, you may well do better in a Metro area with the vaccine availability and pricing. Once you get it, get the hot spots on your cruise wish list out of the way within 5 years and you won't have to have another. So, if you've wanted to do South America and hit Rio, Santiago and the Amazon (Manaus). Plan it within that time frame after your Tobago trip and you'll be all set!

Cheers, Neil
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2008, 11:00 AM
Larry in Miami's Avatar  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,137
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by penny3333:
We are required to have Yellow Fever vaccinations for our cruise in December. I find it strange since we didn't the first time we sailed to Trinidad, but this time we go to Tobago. Devil's Island also requires it. We have to wait to get more people that need the vaccination to get it. The nurse told me they have to purchase a vial with 5 shots in it. The shots have to be used within 1 hour of opening the vial and they can't throw away 3 shots because it is too expensive. I guess we might have to travel to Birmingham or Nashville to get one, maybe even Atlanta.
Not sure how far that trip is for you but it may be cheaper/easier to just pay for the unused vaccines and get it done nearby.
__________________
Larry
-------------------------------------------
Photo Website: www.larrysphotos.net
YouTube Channel: VideoOnTheWeb
-------------------------------------------
Upcoming:
Ecstasy September 12, 2014
Conquest November 16, 2014
Ecstasy January 23, 2015

Past Cruises:
43 and Counting......
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2008, 11:09 AM
Lil' Lori's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 737
Default
Hi Neil. Thanks for posting this list. What about Singapore?? I was on several websites, and couldn't figure out if US citizens need a visa to travel to Singapore? Is there a website, that list which countries require US citizens/Canadians require a visa to travel there? Thanks, Lori
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
 
Closed Thread

Tags
china, cruise, cruises, fever, passport, requirements, senegal, senegalese, seychelles, ship, ships, shots, vaccine, visa, yellow

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Needs Shots For Mexico? Chirpbird Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 3 03-13-2010 10:13 PM
shots tony General Cruise Chat 15 07-23-2007 08:47 PM
shots tony Carnival Cruise Line 2 07-21-2007 11:08 AM
Conquest Web Cam Shots bobinnm Carnival Cruise Line 0 10-02-2005 04:22 PM
immunization shots bmrsmom Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 07-22-2003 09:41 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:24 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2