Travel Requirements & Documents
It is the responsibility of each guest to have his or her travel documents in order prior to traveling. Here’s what you need to know.
On most cruises, passports are collected and retained by ship staff for the duration of your voyage, in order to facilitate official clearance in each port of call.
A passport valid for six months after the completion of the cruise is required for ALL guests. For international voyages, at least four blank visa pages are recommended per cruise i.e. for a back-to-back voyage, 2 cruises, at least 8 blank passport pages are recommended; for a 5-voyage Full World Cruise, at least 20 passport pages are recommended to accommodate the mandatory (multiple) entry/exit visa stamps for each country visited and included in the Full World Cruise itinerary. Guests must take full responsibility for securing the required travel documents prior to departure. Failure to comply may result in refusal of passage by Customs and Immigration authorities.
Visa Assistance (U.S. Citizens):
Crystal Cruises has arranged with Pinnacle Travel Document Systems to assist you in obtaining visas if they are required for your cruise. Applications and additional information may be downloaded 90 days prior to sailing by visiting their website at www.traveldocs.com/crystal. If you do not have Internet access, please contact Pinnacle Travel Document Systems at 1-888-838-4867 and they can fax or mail you a visa application kit.
Visa Assistance (non-U.S. Citizens):
As visa regulations vary for each nationality, we request that all non-U.S. and non-Canadian citizens contact their travel agent or a local visa service to determine their individual visa requirements for ALL ports. Visa information may also be obtained through the local embassy or consulate of the countries you will be visiting. It is the guests’ responsibility to obtain all necessary visas. Failure to comply may result in refusal of passage by Customs and Immigration authorities.
Crystal Cruises, LLC. introduces our newest partner, CIBT Visa and Passport Service. As Crystal Cruises, Inc. seeks to expand our exotic travel offerings and immigration policies worldwide become more complex, it is increasingly important that all guests meet the entry requirements for each port of call. CIBT provides a website, known as “VisaCentral”, to assist our international guests with an easy, fast and professional way to access their visa requirements for each country. CIBT has offices in the countries listed on the home page and will be able to assist residents of those countries with their visa needs. If the guests reside in any other country, they can click on the link “Don’t reside in any of these countries?” and still receive information regarding their specific visa requirements. For more information, please visit the Crystal Cruises-CIBT online visa portal at: http://crystalcruises.visacentral.com/
Guest Immigration Information
Proof of citizenship is required by law and specified in the Cruise Ticket Terms and Conditions, which state:
“At the time of embarkation the Passenger is responsible for having received all medical inoculations necessary for the voyage and having in his possession the Cruise Ticket, valid passport, visas, medical card and other documents necessary for the scheduled ports of call and disembarkation.”All guests who travel abroad are required to carry a passport valid for six months after the end of the cruise.
Complete and submit your Immigration information online via Guest Check-In.
Cruise Ticket/Luggage Tags
Guests with existing medical conditions, guests who cannot completely care for themselves and who may require treatment by the ship's medical staff, or guests who may constitute a risk or danger to anyone else on board must be reported in writing to Crystal Cruises' Onboard Guest Services Department by fax 310-785-3975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to departure. Crystal Cruises reserves the right, without liability, to refuse to board and transport such guests who are in need of constant care by the ship's staff.
- Note: Special Information regarding Zika virus - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new travel notices for countries affected by Zika virus.For additional information and updates on the Zika virus and whether it may affect your upcoming Crystal cruise, please click here.