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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:27 AM
chin14 chin14 is offline
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Default visa requirement for south african citizen


We are cruising RCCL Allure to eastern caribbean in September.

My wife is a South African citizen with a multiple entry US visa - according to Bahamas and St. Thomas government websites her US visa should be OK for them. St. Maarten website says she is OK for the Dutch side where we dock, as long as we are gone within 48 hours!

My question is - do you think RCCL will be OK with this at check in (we are going to take print outs of the local websites info), or will they freak out at the sight of a non US/UK passport?

Anyone been in a similar position?


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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:43 AM
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i would suggest contacting Royal directly, as well as the US Government that way you have all your bases covered.

People from all over the world fly to the US to cruise, so they should be comfortable being presented with Non-US passports/documents

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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:54 AM
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I agree with Anthomaniac. I would contact RCI directly.

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:12 AM
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thank you both

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Default South African passport???

Originally Posted by chin14 View Post
thank you both
Please post your answer and any advice on this question would be appreciated:
If a friend of mine has a South African passport only; is a landed immigrant and works in Canada and has a US Visa but not a Canadian passport (has applied but up to 2 year wait time); can he go on Celebrity cruise that stops at Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and St. Croix.
Any help would be appreciated
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