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Yes, and it can be a very lenghty process waiting in long queues if you go in person. There are a couple of reliable internet addresses, where, if you pay a little extra, they will go to the embassy and obtain the visa for yo.
On Star cruises which own N.C.L. the ship gets a block visa for everybody who wants to go ashore. Visas are very expensive it cost us last year 100 pounds sterling for 2 multiple entry visas. Beware in Vietnam as they believe all Westeners are walking A.T.M.s not as gentle as portrayed. We are Australians that may be part of the reason. Enjoy your cruise and if you want to know anymore about Vietnam email me on email@example.com Regards Maurice Lamberth.
You always have to get your own visa's, as there may be questions a third party could not answe.
We are also going on the RCI far east cruise in March and have had a letter from them about visas.Visas are provided aboard ship at a cost of 28usd for a Cambodian visa and 25usd for a Vietnamese visa - whether its cheaper to get one yourself beforehand I do not Kno.
You didnt have to when I went with them on Legend of the seas a few years ago. They supplied them on board.
Hi I think it depends on which itinery you are going on. I have booked 2 back to back cruises from Hong Kong with Rci in March 07. They havejust advised me that they can provide a visa for Vietnam and Cambodia for 25/28 dollars per person. I am hoping they might do the same for China as we are stoping at Hainan island, but no word yet. I believe that British Nationals do not need a Visa for visiting Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. Hope this helps.
This should be arranged by your travel agent- at an extra cost.
My husband and I are booked to go on this cruise at Easter and were sent information about visas from RCI a couple of weeks ago. Yes, you do need a visa but you can get the onboard RCI cruise shi.
No one has mentioned China which is also included on some of the Rhapsody itineries - you MUST get your own visa for China. As mentioned before - RCI will assist you getting the Cambodia/Viewnam visas on the shi.