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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:54 PM
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My daughter's friend is going with us on the cruise to Greek Islands next year. He is not a US citizen and has a Bahama's passport. Will Royal Caribbean help me with any visa's etc. that may be required or do I need to do that on my own?

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Old June 15th, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Do you know he needs a visa? If so, you will probably be required to get it as RCL doesn't do much of that unless the whole ship requires a visa.

Call them and check though.
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Does you friend need a visa for the EU ?
I think he/she does.
It is your friends responsibility to ensure they have obtained a visa for Greece.

Mind you, the country is bankrupt. Great country to visit and see, and we enjoyed a cruise a few years back. The kids, nanny and I really enjoyed ourselves..
However we always are under the impression that the people there,, seem to sit around , drink coffee and smoke all day.
Maybe it just just the poor we saw, who had no work. But it is a very nice place.
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Does you friend need a visa for the EU ?
I think he/she does.
It is your friends responsibility to ensure they have obtained a visa for Greece.

Mind you, the country is bankrupt. Great country to visit and see, and we enjoyed a cruise a few years back. The kids, nanny and I really enjoyed ourselves..
However we always are under the impression that the people there,, seem to sit around , drink coffee and smoke all day.
Maybe it just just the poor we saw, who had no work. But it is a very nice place.
I can assure you the Greek people work just like everyone else. That was not a nice statement. Actually you were pretty rude.
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I can assure you the Greek people work just like everyone else. That was not a nice statement. Actually you were pretty rude.
If any offense was caused by my observation, I extend my apologies.
It was not my intention to cause distress to the Greek people.
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If any offense was caused by my observation, I extend my apologies.
It was not my intention to cause distress to the Greek people.
I am not Greek, but I think that it was nice of you to apologize.

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Will Royal Caribbean help me with any visa's etc. that may be required or do I need to do that on my own?
It will be up to you (or the person with the non US passport, to get any Visas necessary.
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The easiest thing to do would be use a Visa service. Secure Your Travel Visas and US Passports for Business Travel and Tourism with ZVS | The Visa and Passport Professionals Zeirer Visa Service is one that I have used but there is a cost involved. However, the cost can be worth it. Sometimes finding out what countries require a visa and then obtaining them can be a real hassle.

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I am not Greek, but I think that it was nice of you to apologize.

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Thank you for your kind comments.
I was taken a-back by the comment, that I was rude to Greek people. I like Greek people, and love their country.
But as my observation caused distress to someone, I had no option but to to say sorry.
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Thanks for the answers. I know we are not leaving for a year, but don't want to be caught off-guard. Mike M thanks for the link. After more talking with my daughter, she said he has duel citizenship, so he needs to also get a US passport.

Thanks again for all the help,
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