6) Do I need a visa for my Marella cruise?
Visit www.fco.gov.uk/travel or call 0845 850 2829. There may be specific entry requirements for under-18s, depending on your destination. For example, if a young person is travelling without both parents, there may be extra costs and they may need extra legal documents such as an affidavit, from a notary public. Always check with the consulate or embassy of the country you're travelling to before you book.
Please find visa information for British and Irish passports below. If you haven't got a British or Irish passport, you'll need to check entry requirements with individual embassies or consulates. Without the right visas, you won't be allowed to board the ship.
You'll need to purchase a visa on arrival to the port - even if you're not planning to go ashore. The cost is currently $30 however this is subject to change. To activate the visa, local authorities require all guests to have a passport photo attached to their visa application so please bring a passport photograph with you on your cruise to ensure your application is complete.
There's a visa requirement for Cuba, but this is arranged onboard for you and charged to your onboard account at a cost of around £15 per person. If you're a Cuban Citizen you won't be able to sail on one of our cruises unless you have a US or Schengen visa - this is because of local immigration laws.
If you're sailing from Dubai, and you're a British or Irish citizen, you can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport free of charge. If you haven't got a British or Irish passport, you may need to obtain a visa from the UAE consulate before you arrive in the UAE.
If you're a British citizen, you'll need a visa. These must be obtained prior to the cruise, as they can't be secured onboard. The type of visa required may vary depending on your itinerary. Please visit www.cibtvisas.co.uk/marella for specific visa requirements for your cruise.
When asked to enter an Indian address on the visa application, please use:
Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services c/o J.M. Baxi & Co
Behind Everard Nagar,
If you're a British Citizen you can obtain a visa on arrival free of charge
If you're a British Citizen you can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport free of charge.
If you're a British Citizen and you are flying in or out of Oman, then you will need a visa.
Just visit www.cibtvisas.co.uk/marella for the specific visa requirements for your cruise.
If you go on one of our organised shore excursions, you're covered by a group visa. If you wish to go ashore independently, you'll need to obtain your own visa. These must be purchased from the Russian Federation Embassy prior to your cruise as they're not available on our ships or upon arrival in St Petersburg. Most of our customers prefer to join our programme of day and evening organised excursions for ease.
If you're a British Citizen, you'll need an e-visa for Sri Lanka. Just visit www.cibtvisas.co.uk/marella for the specific visa requirements for your cruise.
When asked to enter a Sri Lankan address on the Visa application please use:
Aitken Spence Shipping Ltd
Aitken Spence Tower 1,
305, Vauxhall Street,
T: +94 112 308150
Currently, British citizens don't require a visa for visits of up to 15 days. However, this is subject to change so please visit www.cibtvisas.co.uk/marella for the most up-to-date info on visa requirements.
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