Please note that there may be a visa requirement for your cruise and It is the responsibility of each guest to ensure that when they arrive at the pier to board their ship, that they are in possession of all travel documents required for their itinerary. Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship or from entering a country.

We strongly advise that you contact our recommended visa agent, VisaCentral, for the most up to date advice and to purchase any visas required for your cruise. Visa Central are part of the CIBT global group of visa companies.

Their online service contains up-to-the-minute information on specific visa requirements for all nationalities to all destinations, and handles over a million possible visa requirements. Travellers do not have the expense of travelling to an embassy or the hassle of standing in a queue. To make sure you know about the visa requirements for your destination, please use the VisaCentral 'widget' at the top of this page, or go online to

VisaCentral are pleased to offer a special discount of 10% to Royal Caribbean International guests when booking online.
You can also call the information line to speak to a visa consultant: 0207-620-6990

For ESTA applications under the Visa Waiver Program for entry to the US please visit

ESTAs are mandatory for everyone travelling to the US. You must apply for an ESTA no later than 72 hours before departing for the United States. Real-time approvals are no longer available and arriving at the airport without a previously approved ESTA will likely result in being denied boarding. Some other countries also run similar programmes – so make sure you've checked the requirements well in advance.

Additional Important Visa Information

You must ensure that all guests' names (including initials) are exactly the same as they appear on their ticket as in their passport. If there is any difference, you may be refused entry onto your flight/cruise.

Passport and visa requirements may change and vary by destination. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any flight, cruise or into any country, or otherwise suffer any difficulties or incur any costs as a result of not having the correct passport and/or any required visa(s).

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. You must pay all costs incurred in obtaining such documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.

Certain Port Authorities may from time to time ask to see photo identification when you depart the ship during the cruise. We strongly suggest that you take a photocopy of your passport information page with you in addition to but separately to your passport itself and that you carry the photocopy with you each time you depart the ship in order to minimise any inconvenience this may cause and to provide an official means of identification whilst ashore in case it is required or due to loss/theft of your passport.

Please note for all the above the information is correct at time of writing, but is subject to change at any time. UK passport info applies to British Citizens, holders of another UK passport must check with the relevant authority. There is often a stipulation on having a minimum amount of validity left on your passport and a number of clear pages in order to gain entry, which can be up to a 6 month requirement. Again, please check with the relevant authority.

Please also note that if there is a requirement to obtain a visa prior to travel for a particular country, and a guest chooses not to disembark the ship, then the guest is still required to obtain the necessary visa. The only exception to this rule is Russia where a guest is able to stay on the ship and do not need to obtain a visa.

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