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FAQ - Passports & Visas

Passport

You are required to have a valid passport with at least six (6) months validity after your date of return. Your passport should have adequate blank pages for any visas and subsequent stamps that may be required. You will be required to have a passport for Cruises from Auckland that visit an international port.

Visas

It is important to point out that it is your (the passenger's) responsibility to ensure you have the correct documents prior to joining your cruise to transit the countries included in the itinerary. Please be aware that failure to have the correct documents may result in denial of boarding or repatriation, in line with government regulations. Check with your embassy as to what visas/documentation you require for your destination/s of travel, alternatively you can contact a visa service at www.travcour.co.nz

South Pacific

New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for any ports of call in the South Pacific on Cruises from Auckland, Sydney or Brisbane. Non New Zealand passport holders require a visa if landing on Norfolk Island. Ask us for more information regarding visas when cruising in the South Pacific.

India

New Zealand Passport Holders - A single or multiple entry visa must be obtained prior to your cruise if one or more ports of call stop in India

China

New Zealand Passport Holders - A single or multiple entry visa must be obtained prior to your cruise if one or more ports of call stop in China

Hong Kong

New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for Hong Kong

St Petersburg, Russia

Unless you have organised your own land arrangements with a Russian tour operator and have sourced a Russian Visa you must purchase a shore excursion from the cruise line you are sailing with to be able to go ashore in St Petersburg, Russia.

Tunis, Tunisia

Unless you have sourced your own visa for Tunisia, we recommend you purchase a shore excursion from the cruise line you are sailing with for going ashore in Tunisia.

Vietnam

Most cruise lines will cover all passengers with a “Blanket Visa” for the ship when calling at a port of call in Vietnam. Your cabin account will be charged onboard for this service.

Indonesia

Most cruise lines will cover all passengers with a “Blanket Visa” for the ship when calling at a port of call in Indonesia. Your cabin account will be charged onboard for this service.

Cambodia

Most cruise lines will cover all passengers with a “Blanket Visa” for the ship when calling at a port of call in Cambodia. One passport sized photo is required. Your cabin account will be charged onboard for this service.

Canada

From the 1st of March 2016 non visa requiring nationals will require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) when entering Canada by air. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) do not require an ETA. While only compulsory from 1st of March 2016, the ETA system is available to eligible travellers from the 1st of August 2015. Holders of an ETA are more likely to experience a streamlined procedure on arrival into Canada. This is not required by U.S.A. citizens or travellers in possession of a valid visa. The ETA is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. Applying for an ETA is a simple and inexpensive ($7 Canadian) online process that will take just a few minutes. Most ETA eligible applicants will get their authorization within minutes of submitting the online form. You must have a valid passport, an email address and a credit card to complete the online form. You can only apply one person at a time. For example, for a family of three people, you will have to complete and submit the form three times. Apply for an ETA online via: https://onlineservices-servicesenligne.cic.gc.ca/eta/welcome?lang=en&_ga=1.164476028.219866553.1438807521

Jordan

Most cruise lines will cover all passengers with a "Blanket Visa" for the ship when calling at a port of call in Jordan. Your cabin account will be charged onboard for this service.

Egypt

A "Quick Stamp" visa will be issued upon arrival in Egypt for all cruise passengers. At the time of this issue there is currently no charge for this service. Visa fees are subject to change at any time.

Sri Lanka

Most cruise lines will cover all passengers with a "Blanket Visa" for the ship when calling at a port of call in Sri Lanka. Your cabin account will be charged onboard for this service.

United States of America

Under the USA visa waiver program passengers are required to complete an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to travel. To apply for your ESTA, please visit the ESTA website at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov The ESTA must be applied for, for all travel via the USA including stopovers and transits when flying.

IMPORTANT

This information is correct at time of website production however regulations can/may change at any time without notice, this is beyond the control of iCruise therefore it is the passenger’s responsibility to source the appropriate documentation for travel.