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Old March 1st, 2001, 12:20 AM
Joe K
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I will be going out on the Millenium 6/24 from Istanbul and the cruise agency that booked the cruise stated they no longer tell passengers if they need visas for the various ports.
My question is: Will I need a visa for the Egypt and Turkey stops? I have checked their web sites and it appears I may need one when we get to Alexandra?
Has anyone had any experience or recommendations?

Also: Charges for the taxis from the Istanbul Airport to the Port?
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Old March 4th, 2001, 09:31 PM
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You need a "multiple entry" visa for Turkey. You can get it when you arrive, but it's less expensive if you get it from a Turkish consulate before you go. I'm not sure what the requirements are for Egypt.

When I went to that part of the world, Princess obtained the necessary visas for me. I suspect that Celebrity would do likewise.

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Old March 6th, 2001, 11:43 AM
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When you arrive at Istanbul airport, you will receive a Turkish visa (for $45.00 US each person). This is good for all of Turkey although, normally, the cruiseship retains your passport (with visa) in exchange for a "boarding card" which serves the same purpose in ports without risk of passport loss.
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Old March 6th, 2001, 10:35 PM
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It's true that you can get the Turkish visa upon arrival, but it's less expensive if you buy it at a consulate before you leave the States.

The other significant point on a cruise that's also visiting Kusadasi (which most do) or another Turkish port is to get a "multiple entry" visa -- valid for 90 days -- so that you don't have to buy another visa for the port of call.

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