Crystal Cruises

You have been directed to this website to get the VisaCentral Visa Application Kits you will need to complete to obtain a travel visa for your cruise.

  • Visa Application Kits are for US passport holders only. Non-US passport holders who reside legally in the United States, please go to the Visas tab to obtain a Visa Application Kit for your nationality.  Be sure to check requirements for EVERY port you are entering.

Please read these important notes regarding some Crystal Ports of Call:

Visas Handled by Crystal Cruises for US Passport holders: Visas for Vietnam**, Cambodia**,  Qatar**, Jordan**, Oman**, Indonesia*,  Madagascar. Visa kits are not posted for visas being handled by the cruise line.

* SOUTH AFRICA: You must have two blank facing visa pages available for entry / exit stamps.

* INDONESIA:  Visa is not required for travelers from visa waiver countries, which includes US passport holders. If you hold a foreign passport please go to the visas tab above to verify if you require a visa in advance.

*UAE:  While a visa is required, there are no advance visa arrangements required for US passport holders. Travelers are eligible for visas at the port of entry into UAE (Dubai or Abu Dhabi) and immigration will stamp the passprt with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. 

**QATAR:  In transit guests:  Guests arriving and leaving with the vessel will receive a quick trip stamp visa free of charge while the vessel is in port. 

** OMAN:  Guests arriving and leaving with the ship will not require a visa in advance. However, if you are embarking or disembarking you must obtain a visa prior to cruise departure. 

**JORDAN: Visa is required.  Embarking guests:  US passport holders may obtain visa at Jordan airport or from any entry point.  Please verify before departure as some fee may apply at certain airports.  Should you choose the option to obtain your visa upon arrival, it is essential to confirm with your airline whether boarding is allowed without a visa.  It is Crystal's recommendation that you obtain your visa prior to departure. In-transit guests:  All guests arriving and leaving with vessel will not require a visa.  Disembarking guests:  Visa will be arranged upon arrival. 

* RUSSIA:  Guests do not need a visa if they are ONLY taking organized Crystal Adventures shore excursions.  Crystal Private Adventures, private car or van tours arranged through Crystal Cruises and operated locally by Crystal Cruises' tour operators are also exempt from requiring a visa in advance.  Individual Russian visas for INDEPENDENT travel must be arranged prior to your departure for the cruise. All passengers participating in Crystal Cruises shore excursions that include an overnight in Moscow MUST obtain an individual Russian visa prior to the cruise.

** VIETNAM: A visa is required and will be arranged for guests on board. The fee will be charged to the guests' shipboard account.  Guests should bring a color passport size photo with you to facilitate the process. Please note guests embarking in Vietnam will need a Vietnam visa in advance of sailing. 

** CAMBODIA: A single entry visa can be obtained on arrival for a fee of $50 for day of tours only.  The fee will be charged to your onboard account. One blank visa page in your passport is required. Guests who wish to have a multuple entry visa must obtain in advance of sailing. Sihanoukville does NOT accept e-visa.

Get Your Visa Application Kit

Select your Visa Application Kit and you will be given the choice to download or email it once you have made your selection. 

Ship Sailing Date Cruise Application Kit Destination Requiring Visa
Please note that the cruise line will be securing your Oman, UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar visas.
Please follow these instructions to apply for your Sri Lanka ETA if you are on the April 23 or November 21 Symphony sailings. Please note you cannot apply more than 90 days prior to your arrival in Sri Lanka.