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#1
Germany/Sunny Isles, FL
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JAPAN ON CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM

Join us on this cruise to Japan, South Korea and China on the beautiful Millennium.

It certainly ranks among the top three of our cruises. Ultramodern cities, 1000 year old temples - what a mix...

Sit back, relax, click on the link and travel to beautiful Japan with us:


http://www.travelandcruise.net/trave...ium-japan.html



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#2
Melbourne Australia
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Absolutely wonderful review, took me a couple of hours to absorb it all. So many memories and I so totally agree with your thoughts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
We were there on the anniversary Aug 6, 2015. My sister and friend were invited to participate in the memorial service at 8.15 am they each held a flag of different countries as a prayer for peace around the world was said. They were to wave the flag as the country was mentioned. We spent the day and later in the evening was a procession of thousands of decorated lanterns floating down the river. Most of the lanterns were decorated by local school children.
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Your review was wonderful. I have one question. Did I read correctly that a Visa for Shanghai is not necessary? We are doing Celebrity Millennium in October (Japan, South Korea and China). Our travel agent said we needed a Visa.
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Originally posted by scungileen
Your review was wonderful. I have one question. Did I read correctly that a Visa for Shanghai is not necessary? We are doing Celebrity Millennium in October (Japan, South Korea and China). Our travel agent said we needed a Visa.
Thank you!

It depends on your itinerary. Shanghai has a visa free transit rule. It can be applied if you arrive in Shanghai from another country than China, stay less than 144 hours within the region of Shanghai and leave directly to a third country (e.g. direct flight home).

As I said, it depends on the itinerary. On the cruise subject of the review we did not require a visa. On a cruise after that we did.
Many people on this cruise received incorrect information from the TAs or even Celebrity directly. So I recommend you to closely look at the transit rule and see if it applies to your itinerary.

If you tell me the date of your cruise, I can take a look at the itinerary.
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Thank you for all of that information. We are not staying in Shanghai, We are going straight to the airport and then home to New York. Our trip is from October 13 to October 27. Would you mind letting me know if we need one and also where to look, Thank you.
#9
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Originally posted by scungileen
Thank you for all of that information. We are not staying in Shanghai, We are going straight to the airport and then home to New York. Our trip is from October 13 to October 27. Would you mind letting me know if we need one and also where to look, Thank you.
Then the visa exception can be applied... I have no daubt.
The itinerary is basically the same as ours in regards of the sequence of counties visited.

The transit exception is based on a three country rule:
You are sailing from South Korea (country A) to Shanghai (country B) and leave to the US (country C) within the time frame.
Unless your flight has no stop within China you will not require a visa (unless there´s something I don´t see or you are citizen of a nation to which the rule does not apply).

You can find some information here
http://www.sh-immigration.gov.cn/lis...?lx=40&id=4414
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/free-transit-144hour.htm
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Would you please share the contact for your guide in Shimizu.


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Originally posted by betonic
Would you please share the contact for your guide in Shimizu.


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#12
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Loved this Asian review!! Very nicely done, informative and great pictures. I'll be going to many of these places in 6 months on a world cruise....can't wait! Lots of our tours or places we had decided to see were in your report, so this gave me a little preview. Thanks for your hard work. Glad you had a good time.
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#13
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Fabulous!

Originally posted by Miaminice
JAPAN ON CELEBRITY MILLENNIUM

Join us on this cruise to Japan, South Korea and China on the beautiful Millennium.

It certainly ranks among the top three of our cruises. Ultramodern cities, 1000 year old temples - what a mix...

Sit back, relax, click on the link and travel to beautiful Japan with us:


http://www.travelandcruise.net/trave...ium-japan.html



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Originally posted by scungileen
Thank you for all of that information. We are not staying in Shanghai, We are going straight to the airport and then home to New York. Our trip is from October 13 to October 27. Would you mind letting me know if we need one and also where to look, Thank you.
We are on the same cruise and heading directly back to the US as well. However, our flight doesn't leave until about 5pm so we have time to kill in Shanghai (we've been previously). Since we don't want to hassle with our luggage, we did sign up for the ship's transfer with a city "tour" to the airport to help pass the time and revisit the Sky Tower. I had previously believed our itinerary worked for visa free, but was having a hard time getting written confirmation from Celebrity. However, just recently I saw in writing, on the Celebrity site, an apparent confirmation of this. They say you must take their tour to be visa free, but I wouldn't think that's the case. That's just them pushing their tours. We were going to take their tour anyway, so it worked out for us. It was just good to see it in writing by Celebrity.