Posted November 16th, 2006, 12:50 PM
Last edited by gkrebs; November 16th, 2006 at 01:03 PM
Then why do I have to go through customs (a Canadian) while getting on board in Canada? That would make me assume the boat is actually American.
I dont know Canadian laws. But have some questions and you might be able to help me learn something.
1. when you are boarding the ship, is it a customs check or an immigration check?
2. If its an Immigration check, and the first port is US, do you go through another type of check before you can get off the ship at that port, or if you stop at a Canadian port first, then go to a US port, do you have an immigration check before you get off? Also, who is doing the check, is it US or Canadian?
3. If there is no subsequent Immigration check at a port of US entry, it might be that US Imigration has this pre arranged that you go through Immigration prior to your boarding in Canada.
4. Or is it that Canadian law requires Immigration checks when leaving the country, unlike the US.
Besides the Alaskan cruises that leave from Canada, does RCI home port anywhere else in Canada? when I typed my response I was thinking totally of East coast cruise (my bias) and wasnt thinking of Alaska. If your talking about the Alaskan cruises, the questions might make more sense. If you do immigration before boarding and nothing when you arrive , then US immigration is getting you before you leave. Hmm, now I'm wondering if its not both Immigration and customs in this case. Im going to post the question.
Now if other Americans come on here and say we have to show our birth certificates or passports to board the ship in the US, this is not an Immigration check, the cruiseline is only making sure you can get back into the country and have no problem with US Immigration