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Wilba - Answered a Question by Hodkin (02 Nov 08 14:59)

Yes, but the cruise lines get a blanket Visa for the ship & they normally issue them to your cabin at some point during the cruise at no charge.

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Davies - replied to Wilba (10 Apr 09 15:52)

In our Azamara documents they say this, but mention that it applies to US and Canadian citizens, and UK should check. I have looked at the Egyptian Embassy site and it appears that may not be the case. However from other posts on the Azamara site Visas are obtainable apparently on the docks, but who is going to hold up a tour (and can you do so in fact?) whilst waiting for a Visa, even if it's only a stamp. The cruise reception can provide visas onboard at huge expense but again can they do this for UK citizens - I expect not. I would be inclined to accept the overall group Visa cover as it is unlikely the Egyptian authorities would be interested in a handful of UK tourists on an US ship tour. However I will probably ring the Egyptian Embassy on Tuesday to check out for sure, as they have a downloadable application form online and it would be easy to go through the routine if necessary. Its not worth going all the way to Egypt not to see it for the sake of a phone call.

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Wilba - replied to Davies (11 Apr 09 08:44)

I think you may be going the wrong way around with this, if you phone any embassy, for any nation, they will try to sell you a visa whether you need one or not & I went through all this performance for Egypt a couple of years ago. I can tell you the Italian & British cruise lines use the blanket visa system at no charge for all onboard whatever nationality the passengers. Before you do anything, why not ask the question on this site as past Azamara passengers may be able to help..........Wilba.

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Davies - replied to Wilba (12 Apr 09 18:02)

Thanks Wilba. We are going an an USA ship and from other Boards it seems they do issue visas at a price to US and Canadian citizens, but there seems to be no mention of UK, and my documentation from them suggests we should contact which is probably a partner! Will see what other replies there are in case any past Celebrity/Azamara cruisers from UK have done this.

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