Morton - Answered a Question by Pickersgill (24 Jan 09 13:09)

We went on an organised Nile 'cruise' and a few days in Cairo post cruise. We paid for our visas as we booked the holiday[tour company organised it for us as part of the deal] and we picked the visas up in Luxor at the airport. No hassle, very straightforward.

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Miller - Answered a Question by Pickersgill (24 Jan 09 14:01)

You can normall pay and receive it on arrival at the airport in Egypt. I have always found this trouble-free.

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Bradbury - Answered a Question by Pickersgill (24 Jan 09 15:12)

We were on a cruise which called at Egypt for the day. The cruise line arranged for a blanket visa for all passengers. We had to do nothing other than hand our passports over for stamping. No charge.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Pickersgill (24 Jan 09 15:29)

If your entering Egypt by CRUISE SHIP you do NOT need a visa as cruise ships are granted a blanket visa. If your FLYING into Egypt you DO NEED a visa, obtainable from the airport on landing.......Wilba.

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Low - replied to Wilba (24 Jan 09 23:02)

Glad you mentioned that, Wilba. I was on a Thomson cruise calling at Alexandria & did not have to pay for an individual visa. A year later I was on 'Discovery' - sailed into Alex again, and they took money from my onboard account to pay for a visa. Can't remember how much. Maybe £15 or so. At that time there was nothing in their small print about fees for entry into Egypt. I argued with them about this but never was refunded. It should not really matter which cruise line you travel on but some obviously apply different rules.....

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Wilba - replied to Low (25 Jan 09 09:59)

Hi! It's certainly well reported that the Major Mainstream lines do not make a charge, Thomson being one of them, but who's to say at a future date these lines will not seize the opportunity to grab some extra cash from their captive audience.....Wilba.

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Ingle - Answered a Question by Pickersgill (24 Jan 09 15:47)

When we went to Egypt, we had to hand over our passports at Southampton. An Egyptian immigration officer came aboard at Malaga and stamped everyones passports that were then available for collection before getting to Egypt. No charge and the immigration man got a four day cruise to stamp 1800 passports.

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