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Old January 5th, 2011, 01:33 PM
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This will be my first time traveling to the western Caribbean and with travel changes everyday I need to know if I will need a Visa and inoculation records. I have a US passport that won't expire till 2014. We will be docking at
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
ROSEAU, DOMINICA
PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN

This will also be my first cruise with Celebrity, also first 10 day cruise. A lot of first here and I don't won't to leave anything to chance. I would appreciate it greatly if anyone can let me know about the Visa and inoculation records. Thanks in advance.
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We're Canadian and have done 13 Caribbean cruises. All we've ever needed was a passport. No visas, no inoculations. I'm assuming U.S. citizens would be the same but better check replies from them. Or, try Homeland security website?
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This will be my first time traveling to the western Caribbean and with travel changes everyday I need to know if I will need a Visa and inoculation records. I have a US passport that won't expire till 2014. We will be docking at
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
ROSEAU, DOMINICA
PHILIPSBURG, ST. MAARTEN

This will also be my first cruise with Celebrity, also first 10 day cruise. A lot of first here and I don't won't to leave anything to chance. I would appreciate it greatly if anyone can let me know about the Visa and inoculation records. Thanks in advance.
The others are quite right. A passport is all that you need.

In twenty-seven vacation cruises visiting Europe (including the Ukraine), the Medeira Islands, the Caribbean, South America, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, the Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawai'i, and the South Pacific since 1997, I have needed a visa only once -- specifically, a Turkish "multiple entry" visa for a cruise that originated in Istanbul and included a port of call in Kusadasi in 1999. The government of Turkey has since relaxed its laws to exempt passengers on cruise ships from its visa requirements.

And I have never needed innoculation records for any vacation cruise.

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I believe you mean EASTERN Caribbean.

As others have said, your good with the passport.
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Thanks to all of you. As you can tell I haven't traveled very much even though it's what I love doing. If I could I would travel all the time.
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There aren't too many countries, that most cruisers travel to, that require a visa.

The most common cruise countries that require a visa are:

China, Brasil, Russia (if you don't go ashore with a registered guide service), Vietnam and Turkey.

There are probably a number of other countries but these are the ones that I remember having to obtain a visa for.

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A visa is a document issued to a person, which gives him the permission to travel into a specific country and stay there for a set period of time. A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to travel to, enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
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I'd recommend you still check with your local travel vaccination centre for the inoculation you might need.
In our case it was recommended we get Hep A and a Tetanus/Diphtheria shot. As the cruise ship is not in port for more than a day you normally need not worry but as soon as you venture into tropical areas or local food and water, it is good to be prepared
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Some of the Islands per the World Health Centre still have Dengue fever due to stagnant water with mosquito's so you can obtain and put on a good tropical lotion when walking in shorts and short sleeve shirts much like sun screen.
Take at least sun screen of 30+ and wear a hat when walking for a few hours as the Caribbean sun is very different and enjoyable.

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Anyhow, your call , just offering some advice to consider
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A charge is a papers released to a person which gives him the authorization to journey into a particular nation and remain there for a set time period a charge is a way of authorization for a non-citizen to journey to get into transportation or remain in a particular nation...
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Not really an issue here because he has a passport but on this cruise do not believe you actually need a passport. In most of the Caribbean if you are on a closed loop cruise you only need a birth certificate.

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Not really an issue here because he has a passport but on this cruise do not believe you actually need a passport. In most of the Caribbean if you are on a closed loop cruise you only need a birth certificate.

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Every US citizen who travels outside the United States should carry a passport, even though it's still true that in a few special circumstances you might not need one.

The benefits are many. First and foremost, you don't have to consult your tarot cards every time you want to go somewhere to find out if you're legal. With a passport, as Mike and others have said, you're almost always good to go. Just check the State Department website to confirm that you don't need an advance visa, and you're all set.

Most important, having a passport might impel you to USE it to go someplace interesting besides the Caribbean. I'm just sayin'.
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