Visa Services for Cruise Lines

Cruise vacations are marketed as a convenient and streamlined form of international travel. However, in addition to having a valid passport, cruise passengers may also need a visa to visit certain ports of call. As the industry seeks to expand its offerings to more and more exotic destinations, cruise-ship passengers should educate themselves on the visa requirements for each place they're visiting.

Often, US and Canadian citizens are not aware of cruise-visa requirements because they are accustomed to being granted visa-free entry in countries like Mexico or those in Europe. Indeed, visa requirements can add a layer of complexity for some travelers, preventing them from wanting to book a particular itinerary.

CIBTvisas simplifies the cruise-visa application process

Visa requirements and applications shouldn't keep a prospective cruise passenger from booking a certain itinerary or specific cruise-line package. To that end, CIBTvisas supports more than 75% of cruise lines traveling to visa-required destinations, providing a streamlined process to alleviate the confusion associated with visa and passport processing for their guests. 

No matter what the requirements are, CIBTvisas helps cruise lines ensure that all passengers have the necessary travel documents sorted before they reach an international port that requires a visa. This service helps avoid delays, diplomatic tangles, and concerns as to whether passengers have met each country's requirements. Read on to learn more about CIBTvisas’ corporate solutions for cruise lines and how we can help your travelers prepare for their next cruise itinerary with minimal hassle.

CIBTvisas’s Unique Services for Cruise Lines Include:

  • Pre-Paid Tour Kits

    Travelers are often unfamiliar with the visa-application process when preparing to go abroad, so figuring out which destinations require visas and which don't can be overwhelming. CIBTvisas Prepaid Tour Kits are a fast, easy, and secure method for processing cruise visas and passports for cruise guests in time for their departure.

    Written and presented in an easy-to-read format, this kit includes all visa applications, requirements, processing times, and useful information specific to each port of call at the time of booking. It's also fully customizable in terms of itineraries and adding your cruise line's branding. The cruise line can sell the traveler or the travel agent this service at point of sale to maximize commissions and to ensure all travelers obtain their visas in time for departure.

  • Proprietary Database

    CIBTvisas customers and clients can access a proprietary, state-of-the-art database containing specific travel requirements for nearly every destination in the world. CIBTvisas provides each traveler with a customized Visa Application Kit containing simple and complete instructions specific to their travel visa or passport needs, taking all the guesswork and research out of travel documentation.

  • Dedicated Customer Care Team

    CIBTvisas is the only industry provider that operates a dedicated customer-care team with agent support available. Visa requirements and travel documentation are notoriously complicated and time-sensitive, so this layer of on-call support is intended to provide peace of mind for our clients. We're here when you need us.

  • Premium Service

    CIBTvisas' Premium Service is our highest touch offering. From the moment of initiation, every traveler is connected to a senior visa advisor who will personally manage the entire visa process. This VIP service not only ensures the traveler gets all the correct information and advice that they need, but also that they feel like a valued and cared-for customer. It's a great way to start off a travel experience and will reflect well on your brand.

  • Global Coverage

    CIBTvisas has more than 60 offices in 27 countries and is the market leader in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Singapore, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain, and Australia. Wherever your traveler is from—and wherever they're going—we have the required expertise and knowledge.

  • Embassy Closures and Updates

    CIBTvisas distributes a weekly email update advising clients about important consular changes and issues. As the COVID-19 pandemic showed, things can change very quickly when it comes to entry and exit requirements and consular affairs. Knowing you have all the relevant intelligence all in one convenient update is essential.

  • Commission Opportunity

    CIBTvisas has developed a program to reward travel partners for referring visa and passport requests to us. Reach out to us to learn more.

Be prepared for a successful trip with CIBTvisas

An experienced visa agent can help you navigate the complexities of border-crossing requirements. Get in touch with a CIBTvisas team member to learn more about our documentation services for cruise lines.  

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Téléphone: 212-949-6340 Ext. 25511
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