CRUISE GUIDEBOOK

Travel Requirements and Documents

 

Passport & Visas

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 (US Citizens)

If a visa needs to be obtained prior to cruise departure, please make arrangements with any visa agency of your choice, or through a local embassy or consulate of the countries you will be visiting. It is the guest’s responsibility to obtain all necessary visas. Failure to comply may result in refusal of passage by Customs and Immigration authorities, guest may be denied boarding, or the guest may be disembarked during the voyage. Additionally, any costs associated with these actions, will be the responsibility of the guest.

Visa Assistance (Non-US Citizens)

As visa regulations vary for each nationality, we request that all non-US citizens contact their travel professional 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, guest may be denied boarding, or the guest may be disembarked during the voyage. Additionally, any costs associated with these actions, will be the responsibility of the guest.

Crystal has partnered with CIBT Visa and Passport Service to assist our international guests with their travel documentation needs. As Crystal, 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

Cruise documents will only be issued upon receipt of each guest’s completed Guest Immigration form.

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 Priority Check-in & Planning Center (PCPC).

Cruise Ticket

Your cruise ticket must be in your possession, along with your valid passport, when you board the ship. Please read the complete terms and conditions on your cruise ticket, as you are bound by them.

Customs / Duty Free Exemptions

All luggage is subject to inspection by U.S. Customs upon return to the United States. Guests originating or terminating their cruise in a foreign port are also subject to inspection by U.S. Customs officials. Depending on countries visited, U.S. residents are allowed a duty-free exemption of $200, $300 or $1,600. There are limits on the amount of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products you may include in your duty-free personal exemption. Additional information can be obtained at any local U.S. Customs office or by visiting the travel section of www.cbp.gov/travel. Customs regulations are subject to change.