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Old December 23rd, 2006, 02:34 PM
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I was just cruious if anyone knows of any laws or rules that a tourist might want to know about while there? (jamaica, beleize, honduras)
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Before you can get married in Jamaica, there are certain requirements which must be fulfilled. Don't worry, they are not difficult. Here's the list:

1. You must have a marriage licence, which should be obtained prior to your arrival. To obtain a marriage licence, certain documentation is required.

2. You must arrive on the island at least 24 hours before the wedding ceremony.

Does this help?
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I was just cruious if anyone knows of any laws or rules that a tourist might want to know about while there? (jamaica, beleize, honduras)
As in most places of the world, you'll have no problem if you show due respect to those whom you meet, are honest in your business dealings, and refrain from voicing opinions about that country's politics. If you are going to a destination for the first time, though, it's always good to take at least a short excursion from the ship before exploring on your own. On most of the tours, the guides will tell you about the lay of the land -- including any areas that you would do well to avoid -- and explain any significant local customs, which you don't want to cross, and significant differences in culture of which you should be aware. Such awareness can help you to avoid awkward or even dangerous situations.

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Hi k88,

Besides what Norm said...

In these ports you may be offered illegal drugs. DO NOT buy them! Some of the "sellers" are undercover for the police and will report you after you buy from them. You don't want to spend your vacation in a third world jail !

You may find Cuban cigars for sale. You're welcome to buy them and smoke them on the ship (in the appropriate area), but don't try to bring them into the US!

Those cute little beagles at the terminals can smell out anything !

I realize that this may not be what you're asking about at all, but it's good info for anyone cruising !
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Is your luggage/person searched when returning from ports?
Where are the cute beagles? The air terminals upon return or at the port when you leave? Could I bring in cuban cigars from the port easily?
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Is your luggage/person searched when returning from ports?
It depends upon the security situation, but most ships now have the same types of scanners that they use at the airports for both passengers and luggage. Also, in some places, the port authorities now scan passengers returning to the ships in the cruise terminals.

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Where are the cute beagles? The air terminals upon return or at the port when you leave?
Fern was talking about the "cute beagles" in the cruise terminal or airport where you return to the United States, though foreign authorites certainly also may employ them.

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Could I bring in cuban cigars from the port easily?
It's illegal is to bring Cuban cigars into the United States unless you actually bought them in Cuba. You can bring as many Cuban cigars onto the ship as you want, but be sure to smke them before the end of teh cruise.

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Before you can get married in Jamaica, there are certain requirements which must be fulfilled. Don't worry, they are not difficult. Here's the list:

1. You must have a marriage licence, which should be obtained prior to your arrival. To obtain a marriage licence, certain documentation is required.

2. You must arrive on the island at least 24 hours before the wedding ceremony

Does anyone know if this is really correct? My son is getting married when we port in Jamaica and we'll only be there a few hours before the wedding...they booked the wedding thru Carnival and I would hope that they would know of the 24 hour requirement.
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I know certain islands you have to be there for 24-hours before you get married, I found this out when I was planning my island wedding. I wanted to get married on the beach in Aruba, while we were on a 7-day cruise, but their law states you must be there for 24-hours in order to get married, so we decided to get married in St. Johns in which we had to apply for our marraige license which we had to pick up the morning when we docked in St. Thomas. You can get married in the Virgin Islands regardless of how long you are visiting because it's considered the U.S.. There is some planning ahead when thinking of getting married in the caribbean, because you need apply for a marriage license months in advance. If anyone is planning to get married on any such island they should call the island of choice Chamber of Commerce for information, because you don't want to get there and find out it can't be done. Good Luck and Happy Cruising!

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